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Admissions Criteria

The Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources admits students based on math readiness and meeting minimum requirements for admission to the university. Although students select their engineering or computer science major of interest when applying, all first-year freshman are admitted to the Fundamentals of Engineering program where they work to complete a general curriculum that will count towards all Statler College majors Upon successful completion of this program, students will matriculate to their specific major.

We encourage you to talk with our recruitment team, schedule a visit or attend an event to learn more.

First-Time Freshman Admission with Test Scores

When applying to the university with an ACT or SAT score, the math subsection of the score will be used for placement in conjunction with general admission standards for the university. This ensures that students meet math readiness standards while building upon an academic foundation to continue with many of the required engineering courses.

Admitted students may qualify for a higher math placement by submitting updated ACT/SAT scores or through our required ALEKS math placement exam. Upon review, AP, IB, and dual enrollment courses may also be accepted. Students must submit new placement information prior to New Student Orientation.

Test Optional Admission Criteria

We will admit test optional applicants that meet a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale as well as all other general university admissions requirements. Students must take the ALEKS math placement exam to receive a complete schedule for their first semester.

Even if you are admitted test optional, we encourage you to take the ACT or SAT for increased scholarship opportunities. Departmental scholarships for first time freshmen offered by the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources require an ACT or SAT score to qualify.

Test Optional Admissions

High School GPA: 3.00

Learn more about the ALEKS Math Placement Test

Math Placement for Entering Freshmen

ACT Math Score SAT Math Score ALEKS Math Placement Test Score Starting Math Class
28 660 75 Math 155
(Calculus 1)
26 610 65 Math 153
(Calculus 1 with review)
19 510 35 Math 126 (College Algebra)

Admissions will be based on the highest math sub-score submitted (ACT or SAT), and the highest GPA printed on high school transcripts.

Learn more about the ALEKS Math Placement Test

Transfer Admission Criteria

Students who wish to transfer to a Statler College program from another university are welcome and encouraged to apply. While many factors are used in the evaluation process, transfer students with 24 credits or more of college coursework must have a 2.50 minimum college-level GPA (cumulative from all institutions), with placement into Calculus 1 or higher. You can view our transfer equivalencies to see the process of how your courses will be evaluated. We highly encourage you to talk with our recruitment team or set up a visit and they will be glad to help you and answer any questions about the transfer process.