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College of the Ozarks Admission Requirements

Point Lookout, Missouri

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Chances of getting into College of the Ozarks

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
10.3%
Admission Difficulty for College of the Ozarks
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery High
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How hard is it to get into College of the Ozarks and can I get accepted? The school has a 10% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Missouri for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 279 out of 2,720 applicants were admitted making College of the Ozarks a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 43 percent. Of those applicants who were admitted, 91% chose to enroll. This indicates that admission to the school is highly desirable and it may be a primary choice for many students.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. College of the Ozarks is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

College of the Ozarks SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
965-1203
Applicants Submitting SAT
6%
SAT Scores for College of the Ozarks
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 525
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 965
SAT Scores for College of the Ozarks
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 608
SAT Math 75th 595
SAT Composite 75th 1203
Average SAT Score 1080

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to College of the Ozarks?

College of the Ozarks typically prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 965 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. The school ranks #21 in Missouri for highest average SAT composite score. 6 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

College of the Ozarks admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1203 and Above Good >16%
1084 to 1203 Avg + 10%-16%
965 to 1084 Avg - 6%-10%
846 to 965 Reach 4%-6%
Less than 846 Low <4%
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College of the Ozarks ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
97%
ACT Scores for College of the Ozarks
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for College of the Ozarks
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into College of the Ozarks?

Admission data indicates that College of the Ozarks regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #14 in Missouri for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 97 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to College of the Ozarks.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

College of the Ozarks admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >17%
23 to 26 Avg + 10%-17%
21 to 23 Avg - 7%-10%
19 to 21 Reach 5%-7%
Less than 19 Low <5%
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College of the Ozarks GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

College of the Ozarks has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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Admission Statistics

College of the Ozarks admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,769 951 2,720
Accepted 148 131 279
Acceptance Rate 8% 14% 10%
Enrolled 127 128 255
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 86% 98% 91%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to College of the Ozarks is $0.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to College of the Ozarks and what student information is used for admission decisions?

College of the Ozarks Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at College of the Ozarks
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=178697 IPEDS survey data for College of the Ozarks.

FAQs

Does College of the Ozarks prefer SAT or ACT?

6% of students submit their SAT scores to College of the Ozarks. 97% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into College of the Ozarks?

10% of those who apply are granted admission to College of the Ozarks. Admission competition is very high and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for College of the Ozarks?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 965 and 1203. 6% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for College of the Ozarks?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 26. 97% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.