Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the admission statistics of incoming Freshmen?
- What is does student enrollment look like?
- What are retention and graduation rates?
- What does job placement and average starting salaries look like?
- Is the degree in Mechanical Engineering accredited?
- What is the difference between the General Engineering degree and the Mechanical Engineering degree program?
- About 12.500 applications received
- About 4,600 students accepted
- About 1,010 students enroll
- SAT Critical Reading and Math 1290-1450
- ACT Composite 29-33
- GPA 3.74-4.0 (unweighted)
High School students are encouraged to apply EARLY in the fall semester of their Senior year.
Additional enrollment and graduation data for Colorado School of Mines.
- 4.383 Undergraduate
- 1,290 Graduate and PhD
- 26% Women
- 13% Minority
- 11% International
- 70% Colorado Residents
- 30% Non-residents (48 other states and 66 other countries)
94% Freshman to Sophomore rentention.
37.4% 4 year
64.3% 5 year
72.2% 6 Year
43.9% 4 year
71.2% 5 year
72.0% 6 Year
41.0% 4 year
71.6% 5 year
75.4% 6 Year
47.25% 4 year
71.65% 5 year
48.2% 4 year
NA 5 year
- Job placement of 83%.
- Average starting salary $62,595.
Is the BS in Mechanical Engineering accredited?
Our BSME degree is fully accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
Why doesn’t my Mechanical Elective course show complete on my degree evaluation? PDF version Text only version
Not all Mechanical Elective courses are listed in the Bulletin since classes can be added each semester. If your course was approved as a Mechanical Elective, you can complete the Course Substitution form
Text only versionand submit it to the Registrar’s Office. The form is available in the Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Student Services office (BB 339) or the Registrar’s office.