List of 38 best universities in Colorado

We ranked 38 best universities in Colorado based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 13.4M citations received by 306K publications made by 38 universities in Colorado, measured the popularity of 1,100 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

  1. University of Colorado Boulder logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Average SAT
    1250
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    66%
  2. Colorado State University - Fort Collins logo
    Acceptance Rate
    81%
    Average SAT
    1180
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    79%
  3. University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus logo
    Acceptance Rate
    67%
    Average SAT
    1110
    Average ACT
    24
    Receiving Aid
    82%
  4. University of Denver logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Average SAT
    1260
    Average ACT
    29
    Net Price
    $37,263
  5. Colorado School of Mines logo
    Acceptance Rate
    53%
    Average SAT
    1310
    Average ACT
    30
    Receiving Aid
    88%
  6. University of Colorado Colorado Springs logo
    Acceptance Rate
    87%
    Average SAT
    1125
    Average ACT
    24
    Receiving Aid
    81%
  7. University of Northern Colorado logo
    Acceptance Rate
    91%
    Average SAT
    1085
    Average ACT
    23
    Receiving Aid
    93%
  8. United States Air Force Academy - Colorado Springs logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Average SAT
    1335
    Average ACT
    31
    Enrollment
    4,304
  9. Colorado College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Net Price
    $32,303
    Receiving Aid
    53%
    Average Aid
    $39,286
  10. Metropolitan State University of Denver logo
    Acceptance Rate
    61%
    Average SAT
    1000
    Average ACT
    20
    Receiving Aid
    70%
  11. Regis University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    71%
    Average SAT
    1135
    Average ACT
    24
    Net Price
    $27,565
  12. Fort Lewis College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    91%
    Average SAT
    1090
    Average ACT
    20
    Receiving Aid
    93%
  13. Colorado Mesa University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Average SAT
    1050
    Average ACT
    22
    Receiving Aid
    90%
  14. Colorado State University - Pueblo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    93%
    Average SAT
    1035
    Average ACT
    21
    Receiving Aid
    93%
  15. Western State Colorado University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    84%
    Average SAT
    1100
    Average ACT
    23
    Receiving Aid
    95%
  16. Adams State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    99%
    Average SAT
    990
    Average ACT
    20
    Receiving Aid
    98%
  17. Naropa University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    99%
    Net Price
    $28,851
    Receiving Aid
    90%
    Average Aid
    $21,959
  18. Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Net Price
    $16,260
    Receiving Aid
    92%
    Average Aid
    $6,047
  19. Colorado Christian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Net Price
    $26,476
    Receiving Aid
    100%
    Average Aid
    $19,049
  20. Enrollment
    227
    Male:Female
    37:63
  21. Acceptance Rate
    76%
    Enrollment
    848
    Male:Female
    54:46
  22. Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Receiving Aid
    68%
    Average Aid
    $5,161
    Enrollment
    5,636
  23. Red Rocks Community College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Receiving Aid
    44%
    Average Aid
    $5,651
    Enrollment
    7,008
  24. Acceptance Rate
    99%
    Average SAT
    1045
    Average ACT
    20
    Enrollment
    12,670
  25. Community College of Denver logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Receiving Aid
    82%
    Average Aid
    $6,492
    Enrollment
    8,232
  26. Rocky Vista University logo
    Enrollment
    1,144
    Male:Female
    57:43
    Founded
    2006
  27. Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    2,724
    Male:Female
    9:91
  28. Pueblo Community College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Receiving Aid
    87%
    Average Aid
    $7,193
    Enrollment
    6,545
  29. Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design logo
    Acceptance Rate
    89%
    Net Price
    $23,942
    Receiving Aid
    97%
    Average Aid
    $6,088
  30. Aspen University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Receiving Aid
    0%
    Enrollment
    6,893
    Male:Female
    16:84
  31. Acceptance Rate
    92%
    Net Price
    $15,435
    Receiving Aid
    38%
    Average Aid
    $4,245
  32. Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    635
    Male:Female
    48:52
  33. Nazarene Bible College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    698
    Male:Female
    54:46
    Founded
    1964
  34. Enrollment
    46
    Male:Female
    19:81
  35. Denver College of Nursing logo
    Enrollment
    956
    Male:Female
    17:83
  36. Platt College - Aurora logo
    Acceptance Rate
    13%
    Net Price
    $37,134
    Receiving Aid
    100%
    Average Aid
    $4,151