What is the Colorado index score?

Four-year universities and colleges use a variety of factors when determining the admission of a new student. The state of Colorado requires each public college to apply an index score, a composite score calculated from a student’s high school performance, as colleges make admissions decisions. While an index score is not the only requirement for admission, it does provide an important snapshot of a student’s qualifications.

The index score is calculated by using a student’s high school GPA and the student’s ACT or SAT score. Index scores for several Colorado schools are provided below.

Colorado School of Mines (110)
Colorado State University (101)
University of Colorado at Boulder (103)
University of Northern Colorado (94)

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Note: Meeting the index score benchmark for a college does not mean a student is guaranteed to be accepted. Meeting the benchmark is an indicator that a student and a college are a good fit.

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