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Prospective Students

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Our programs cater to a variety of student profiles from high school students getting a head start on their college degrees to adult learners seeking degrees for professional advancement.

We're ready when you are.

Take the first step towards becoming a Colorado State University-Pueblo student. Our admissions process will help you prepare for a rewarding college experience. Start the next most important stage of your life.

We look forward to providing you with the information you'll need to help advise students interested in becoming part of the Pack. Please contact us if you have any additional questions.

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At a glance:

  • About 4,000 students and growing
  • 1:14 faculty to student ratio
  • Over 75 areas of study
  • Hands-on experiences through:
    • Internships
    • Undergraduate Research
    • Practical Applications
    • More than 65 student clubs and organizations

Admission Requirements

Colorado State University-Pueblo’s admission process is designed to promote diversity within the student population and to assure equal access to qualified applicants. The final admission decision is based on the applicant’s potential for attaining a degree at the University.

First-time applicants

First-time applicants are degree-seeking students who, at the time of application, have not yet successfully completed at least 24 credit hours of college-level course work after high school graduation. For these students, CSU-Pueblo will use several indicators to determine a student’s admissibility, including test scores, high school GPA, and rigor.

Admission Standards

CSU-Pueblo is a moderately selective institution, and we are committed to providing access to a 4-year college degree to any student is who academically prepared. We look at several factors to determine your preparation, including assessment scores, high school GPA, and academic rigor.

Included below is a bit more information about each of these indicators, along with the middle 50% GPA and test score ranges for students admitted for Fall 2018. Please remember that middle 50% means exactly that—the middle—many students who have test scores or GPAs outside of those ranges will still be admitted. These ranges are meant to help you see what we’re looking for, but are not strict requirements that must be met.

GPA

Middle 50%: 2.91-3.76

In general, students must have at least a 2.0 to be considered for admission. While there are some exceptions, they are reserved for students with extenuating circumstances.

Assessment scores

ACT Middle 50%: 18-23

SAT Middle 50%: 950-1120

We strongly recommend that students have at least a 14 on all subsections of the ACT or at least a 380 on all subsections of the SAT, though students with lower scores may still qualify for admission. 

Rigor

While we will consider other indicators of rigor, we recommend that students complete the following requirements:

  • Four years of English
  • Four years of mathematics, including two years of algebra and one of geometry
  • Three years of natural/physical sciences, with two units lab-based
  • Three years of social sciences, including one year of U.S. History
  • One year of a foreign language
  • Two years of appropriate academic electives

 

Transfer applicants

Transfer applicants are degree-seeking students who, at the time of application, have completed a minimum of 24 credits of college-level coursework. Remedial courses and concurrent enrollment courses (courses taken while in high school) do not count toward the total credit count.

Admission Standards

CSU-Pueblo is a moderately selective institution, and we are committed to providing access to a 4-year college degree to any student is who academically prepared. We look at several factors to determine your preparation, including your cumulative college GPA and the courses you have taken at your previous institutions.

In general, students with at least a 2.3 cumulative transfer GPA who have successfully completed all basic skill coursework will be admitted to CSU-Pueblo. Students who have not yet completed their basic skills courses or who have a GPA below a 2.3 are still encouraged to apply, and may be admitted on a probationary status.

College Opportunity Fund

​​In-state students should register for the College Opportunity Fund (COF) to receive a tuition stipend.

CSU-Pueblo Codes

  • ACT--0524
  • GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, SAT--4611
  • FAFSA--001365

High School University Program (Concurrent Enrollment)

Under Colorado's Postsecondary Options Act, high school juniors and seniors may register for classes at Colorado State University-Pueblo. Students must submit an application for admission approved by their high school counselor. In some cases, the high school district may pay for the student's tuition. For more information, call Jonothan Stephenson, High School Programs Specialist, at 719.549.2734.

Senior-to-Sophomore Program

We also offer a Senior-to-Sophomore (STS) program by agreement with various high school districts. High school students in this program are afforded the opportunity to study in university level courses while remaining in their high school classrooms. For more information, call Jonothan Stephenson, High School Programs Specialist, at 719.549.2734.

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Contact Us

2200 Bonforte Blvd. Pueblo, CO 81001
Admissions Office: 719.549.2462
Admissions Office Fax: 719.549.2419
Visitor Center: 719.549.2418
Financial Aid: 719.549.2753

Admissions Counselors

Tiffany Kingrey - Director of Admissions
Phone: 719.549.2708
E-Mail: tiffany.kingrey@csupueblo.edu

Ashley Marshall - Assistant Director of Admissions
Phone: 719.549.2424
E-Mail: ashley.marshall@csupueblo.edu

Noelle Clark - Regional Admissions Counselor
Cell: 719.225.5275
E-Mail: noelle.clark@csupueblo.edu

RaeAnn Gutierrez - Denver Scholarship Foundation Advisor
Phone: 719.549.2460
E-Mail: raeann.gutierrez@csupueblo.edu

Michael Hellman - Admissions Counselor
Phone: 719.549.2093
Cell: 719.250.3046
E-Mail: michael.hellman@csupueblo.edu

Anthony Jimenez - Admissions Counselor
Phone: 719.549.2432 
Cell: 719.582.7441
E-Mail: anthony.jimenez@csupueblo.edu

Ryan Kendall - Admissions Counselor
Phone: 719.549.2644 
Cell: 719.250.8675
Email: ryan.kendall@csupueblo.edu

 

Daniella Trujillo - Admissions Counselor
Phone: 719.549.2637
E-Mail: daniella.trujillo@csupueblo.edu

Admissions Office

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