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Academic preparation of freshman - Applicants by college 2010 - present

See explanatory notes
- Pct in top x% of HS class calculated using cases with non-missing HS rank
- CU predicted GPA is primarily a function of HS GPA. Calculation is specific to college.
- CCHE index is a function of test scores and HS GPA/rank

Data from 2010 - present now include summer applicants

Also see data from - 1988 - 1998 ||  1999 - 2009 ||  2010 - present

 
All Students
Applicants Summer/Fall of
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total 21,129 20,504 21,763 22,477 28,837 31,316
No high school rank 53% 55% 57% 59% 63% 65%
Top 10% of HS class 27% 27% 27% 27% 27% 29%
Top 20% of HS class 49% 48% 47% 48% 47% 48%
Top 25% of HS class 58% 57% 56% 56% 55% 57%
Top 50% of HS class 88% 88% 86% 85% 86% 86%
Avg high school percentile rank 75.1 74.9 74.0 74.0 73.8 74.3
High school GPA 3.52 3.53 3.53 3.53 3.53 3.55
SAT-high components 1194 1191 1191 1188 1192 1190
ACT-high components 26.3 26.5 26.5 26.6 27.0 27.0
Predicted CU GPA 2.96 3.00 2.99 2.99 3.00 3.01
CCHE index-2004 revision 117.4 117.6 117.4 118.3 118.9 119.2
 



Arts & Sciences
Applicants Summer/Fall of
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total 15,166 14,243 14,618 15,027 18,953 20,556
No high school rank 53% 55% 56% 59% 63% 65%
Top 10% of HS class 23% 23% 23% 22% 22% 23%
Top 20% of HS class 43% 42% 41% 41% 41% 42%
Top 25% of HS class 52% 51% 50% 50% 50% 51%
Top 50% of HS class 86% 86% 84% 83% 83% 84%
Avg high school percentile rank 72.6 72.4 71.6 71.2 71.4 72.0
High school GPA 3.47 3.48 3.47 3.47 3.49 3.51
SAT-high components 1175 1173 1174 1171 1173 1169
ACT-high components 25.8 26.0 26.0 26.0 26.4 26.3
Predicted CU GPA 2.92 2.96 2.95 2.95 2.97 2.99
CCHE index-2004 revision 115.4 115.6 115.4 116.1 116.8 117.2
 



Business
Applicants Summer/Fall of
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total 2,556 2,751 2,911 3,086 4,078 3,839
No high school rank 57% 61% 62% 63% 69% 70%
Top 10% of HS class 26% 21% 22% 23% 22% 24%
Top 20% of HS class 53% 48% 45% 46% 43% 45%
Top 25% of HS class 65% 59% 56% 56% 53% 55%
Top 50% of HS class 92% 91% 89% 89% 86% 83%
Avg high school percentile rank 77.5 75.1 74.0 74.5 72.6 72.0
High school GPA 3.60 3.57 3.57 3.57 3.53 3.52
SAT-high components 1191 1178 1180 1171 1185 1195
ACT-high components 26.2 26.2 26.3 26.4 27.0 27.5
Predicted CU GPA 3.09 3.09 3.09 3.08 3.07 3.08
CCHE index-2004 revision 118.9 117.8 117.9 118.6 118.7 119.7
 



Engineering
Applicants Summer/Fall of
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total 2,843 2,832 3,048 3,278 4,339 4,879
No high school rank 48% 50% 53% 53% 58% 61%
Top 10% of HS class 51% 53% 51% 53% 51% 55%
Top 20% of HS class 74% 75% 76% 77% 74% 76%
Top 25% of HS class 81% 83% 83% 85% 81% 82%
Top 50% of HS class 97% 95% 95% 95% 95% 95%
Avg high school percentile rank 85.4 85.7 85.3 85.7 84.6 85.5
High school GPA 3.77 3.78 3.80 3.80 3.79 3.78
SAT-high components 1295 1286 1287 1291 1290 1286
ACT-high components 28.9 29.2 29.1 29.4 29.7 29.7
Predicted CU GPA 3.06 3.07 3.07 3.08 3.07 3.06
CCHE index-2004 revision 127.4 128.0 128.0 129.3 129.4 129.7
 



Environmental Design
Applicants Summer/Fall of
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total 333 388 395 308 368 418
No high school rank 48% 51% 47% 55% 66% 66%
Top 10% of HS class 28% 19% 22% 21% 19% 27%
Top 20% of HS class 49% 46% 41% 38% 41% 44%
Top 25% of HS class 59% 52% 50% 50% 48% 55%
Top 50% of HS class 92% 89% 84% 83% 82% 85%
Avg high school percentile rank 76.4 74.0 71.9 70.8 69.6 72.2
High school GPA 3.53 3.54 3.52 3.49 3.47 3.48
SAT-high components 1172 1165 1174 1159 1172 1154
ACT-high components 26.1 25.9 25.8 26.0 26.2 26.1
Predicted CU GPA 2.95 3.01 2.98 2.96 2.95 2.97
CCHE index-2004 revision 116.8 117.1 115.9 116.3 116.0 116.3
 



Media, Comm & Info (CMCI)
Applicants Summer/Fall of
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total 55 70 581 569 867 1,351
No high school rank 40% 43% 63% 63% 68% 71%
Top 10% of HS class 61% 63% 23% 20% 20% 24%
Top 20% of HS class 91% 90% 48% 43% 40% 42%
Top 25% of HS class 97% 95% 59% 50% 49% 52%
Top 50% of HS class 100% 100% 87% 80% 85% 85%
Avg high school percentile rank 90.8 90.0 73.4 70.1 71.6 72.2
High school GPA 3.94 3.94 3.55 3.47 3.48 3.50
SAT-high components 1281 1265 1170 1150 1152 1143
ACT-high components 29.2 29.0 26.2 25.9 26.3 26.3
Predicted CU GPA 3.39 3.45 3.05 2.97 2.99 2.99
CCHE index-2004 revision 130.5 130.0 117.3 115.5 116.4 116.5
 



Music
Applicants Summer/Fall of
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total 176 220 210 209 232 273
No high school rank 49% 49% 54% 45% 51% 52%
Top 10% of HS class 22% 31% 25% 29% 30% 20%
Top 20% of HS class 44% 54% 42% 44% 50% 35%
Top 25% of HS class 51% 62% 49% 55% 57% 41%
Top 50% of HS class 83% 86% 76% 83% 82% 74%
Avg high school percentile rank 70.7 74.6 69.0 72.6 73.5 65.3
High school GPA 3.47 3.57 3.50 3.59 3.56 3.52
SAT-high components 1180 1235 1191 1195 1206 1182
ACT-high components 25.5 26.6 25.7 26.9 27.0 26.2
Predicted CU GPA 3.16 3.30 3.21 3.30 3.30 3.23
CCHE index-2004 revision 115.5 119.3 116.3 119.7 119.8 117.6

Source: SURDS UG applicant files -- may not match other records

Run Date 09/22/2015 -- L:\IR\emgt\ADM\qualcomp.sas

Last revision 05/25/16


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