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Colorado State University - 2016

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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Minimum composite ACT 22; minimum Math ACT 23
Minimum composite SAT 1000; minimum Math SAT 520
Minimum high school GPA 3.3
Minimum percentile class rank 70

See also http://www.engr.colostate.edu/students/future-students/undergraduate/freshman-1.html

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

For Mechanical Engineering (a Competitive Major)

Freshman/First-Year Students
Minimum high school GPA on a 4.0 scale:
* Mechanical Engineering and the Mechanical Engineering/Biomedical Engineering dual degree programs require a minimum 3.6 cumulative GPA.
* All other Engineering majors require a minimum 3.30 cumulative GPA or class rank in the top 30 percent of their graduating class.

Minimum ACT or SAT scores*:

* Mechanical Engineering and the Mechanical Engineering/Biomedical Engineering dual degree programs require a minimum 27 ACT composite or 1270 SAT combined score with a minimum 28 ACT math subscore or a 640 SAT math subscore.
* All other Engineering majors require a minimum 22 ACT composite or 1080 SAT combined score with a minimum 23 ACT math score or 550 SAT math subscore.

*SAT scores refer to results from the redesigned SAT. To convert scores from the SAT taken prior to March 2016, review information about the 2016 SAT redesign. Some flexibility may be allowed for international applicants for whom English is not the first language and English/Reading or EBRW subscores lower the composite/combined result.

Minimum high school course work:
* One semester of trigonometry, pre-calculus or calculus
* One year of chemistry or physics

Due to high demand for Mechanical Engineering and the Mechanical Engineering/Biomedical Engineering dual degree program, the number of students admitted to these programs is limited. Meeting the criteria outlined above does not guarantee direct admission. You are encouraged to submit your completed application by December 1 for summer or fall consideration or October 1 for spring consideration.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

In addition to the same entrance requirements as for US students, foreign students for whom English is not their first language must submit the results of the TOEFL or IELTS. (See also http://admissions.colostate.edu/international/)

Residency Requirements

A minimum of 32 semester credits must be completed in residence at Colorado State University as a major in that college which offers the degree.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Minimum cumulative GPA is 2.75. Student must have completed at least one semester of calculus and one semester of science (physics and/or chemistry) with grades of B or higher. Transfers from ABET accredited programs do not need to meet the calculus/science requirement but must have a GPA >= 2.5.


For Mechanical Engineering (a competitive major)
ABET-EAC Direct Admission

You may be directly admitted to select College of Engineering programs if:

your most recent school was an ABET-EAC accredited engineering program, you were majoring in an ABET-accredited program
you left in good standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (4.0 scale)
you are recommended for general university admission

This option is not available to applicants to Mechanical Engineering or the Mechanical Engineering/Biomedical Engineering dual degree program.
Admission Requirements

If you do not meet the ABET-EAC standards outlined above, you must satisfy all of the following entrance requirements for the College of Engineering:

Minimum cumulative GPA for all college work attempted:

Mechanical Engineering and the Mechanical Engineering/Biomedical Engineering dual degree program require a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
All other Engineering majors require a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA

Minimum college-level coursework:

One semester of Calculus (equivalent to Math 160, Calculus for Physical Scientists 1, or higher) with a grade of B or better and either:
One semester of Chemistry (equivalent to CHEM111/112, General Chemistry 1/Lab, or higher) with a grade of B or better or
One semester of Physics (equivalent to PH 141, Physics for Scientists and Engineers 1, or higher) with a grade of B or better
Subsequent course work (i.e., course work taken in more recent terms) above the levels of the courses outlined above must be completed with a grade of C or better. For example, applicants must have a B in Calculus 1; if they proceed to Calculus 2 in a later term they must have a minimum C grade in Calculus 2.

Due to high demand for Mechanical Engineering and the Mechanical Engineering/Biomedical Engineering dual degree program, the number of students admitted to these programs is limited. Meeting the criteria outlined above does not guarantee direct admission. You are encouraged to submit your completed application by December 1 for summer or fall consideration or October 1 for spring consideration.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 42
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 48