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Colorado School of Mines Admissions Stats

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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Recommendations: Recommended
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

1500 Illinois St Golden, CO 80401
Phone: (303) 273-3000
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Andrew from Littleton, CO
  • Jan-14-2015 I am a current student here

    STUDY! Think of this school as your labor intensive job. If you put the work in, the Colorado School of Mines definitely delivers.

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  • Anonymous
  • Oct-04-2014 I am a current student here

    Senior year of high school, take challenging classes and acquire a variety of experiences to bring to college. AP courses are great, focus on AP over ACT/SAT scores. Make sure you're used to using whatever computer you bring, as you'll be using it quite a bit. It may be in your best interest to bring a PC, as some classes (Epics or Biology) require certain programs (Solidworks, Logger Pro) to complete the homework.

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  • Amanda from Centennial, CO
  • Sep-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Don't worry if you look like a freshman! All the concern around age goes away in college and you gain respect for what you have done, not for what age you are.

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  • Sasha
  • Jul-22-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Mines doesn't offer as many scholarships as other schools, so really be on the lookout for that. Another thing with Mines admissions is that they are looking for academically strong students--they don't care much for the extracurricular and volunteer work. If you believe that will make up for a poor transcript, think again. Also, a 34+ on ACT and 3.5 or above will get a 20,000 scholarship (guaranteed) while a 30-33 and 3.5 or above GPA will get a 10,000 scholarship.

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