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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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
14%
Admission Difficulty for College of the Ozarks
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very High 
How hard is it to get into College of the Ozarks and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at College of the Ozarks is 14%.  It ranks #1 in Missouri and #33 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. College of the Ozarks is a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. Last year, 348 out of 2,437 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 43 percent (SAT 1090/1240 ACT 21/25). College of the Ozarks typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.74. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. Of those applicants who were admitted, 87% chose to enroll. This indicates that admission to the school is highly desirable and is a top choice for many students.

The College of the Ozarks application fee is $0 and applications are due by Feb 15.

Testing Requirements

You are required to 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 COVID-19.

College of the Ozarks SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1090-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT 
6%
SAT Scores for College of the Ozarks
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for College of the Ozarks
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1170

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 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 1010. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. College of the Ozarks ranks #11 in Missouri for highest average SAT composite score. 6 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 
1240 and Above Good >24%
1165 to 1240 Avg + 14%-24%
1090 to 1165 Avg - 8%-14%
1015 to 1090 Reach 4%-8%
Less than 1015 Low <4%
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College of the Ozarks ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
21-25 
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 26
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
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 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #12 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 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

College of the Ozarks admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >24%
23 to 25 Avg + 14%-24%
21 to 23 Avg - 8%-14%
19 to 21 Reach 4%-8%
Less than 19 Low <4%
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College of the Ozarks GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.74
Typical High School Grades 
A-

What GPA do you need to get into College of the Ozarks?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into College of the Ozarks. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at College of the Ozarks was 3.74 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 in Missouri for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as College of the Ozarks is a very selective school.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted College of the Ozarks students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 16.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 47.0% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 24.0% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 8.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 3.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 2.0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

68% of College of the Ozarks freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted College of the Ozarks students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 26%
Top 25% of class 68%
Top 50% of class 92%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

College of the Ozarks admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,491 946 2,437
Accepted 203 145 348
Acceptance Rate 14% 15% 14%
Enrolled 180 124 304
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 89% 86% 87%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Application 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 Application 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?

14% 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 1090 and 1240. 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 25. 97% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.