These are the top five hardest colleges to get into in Colorado. The methodology for finding these includes look at acceptance rates and SAT and ACT test scores.

Some Colorado colleges are more selective than others, making it harder to get accepted. We found the most selective colleges with the lowest acceptance rates and highest SAT and ACT scores, thanks to Niche. These are the top five hardest colleges to get into in Colorado.

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Just because a Colorado college is on the list, doesn't mean you shouldn't try to apply. We feel like we should insert some kind of quote about how 'nothing worth having comes easy.' According to Niche, here are the top five hardest colleges to get into in Colorado in 2020.

#1 - United States Air Force Academy

It makes sense that the number one hardest college to get into in Colorado is the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Their acceptance rate is 11%. One of their Niche reviews states 'what an amazing experience I do not want to repeat!' which makes us think their time there was challenging to say the least.

#2 - Colorado College

The second hardest college to get into in Colorado is Colorado College in Colorado Springs. Colorado College has an SAT range of 1220-1430 and their acceptance rate is 15%. The most popular majors at Colorado College are economics and environmental science.

#3 - Colorado School of Mines

The Colorado School of Mines is the third hardest Colorado college to get into. They're located in Golden and have an SAT range of 1290-1450. One of their Niche reviews states that 'if you want to major in STEM this is the place to go.'

#4 - University of Denver

The fourth hardest college to get into in Colorado is the University of Denver. While their academics received an 'A' on Niche, so did their party scene. The college has a 1170-1370 SAT range and finance is the most popular major, followed by psychology, according to Niche.

#5 - Regis University

Regis University in Denver is the fifth hardest college to get into in Colorado. The most popular majors are Regis University are nursing and business. According to Niche reviews they have a smaller student to teacher ratio and is a private, Catholic university.