College of the Ozarks Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for College of the Ozarks
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery High

Can I get into College of the Ozarks? The school has a 13% acceptance rate. Last year, 438 out of 3,250 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 challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 37 percent. Of those applicants who were admitted, 84% chose to enroll. This indicates that admission to the school is highly desirable and it may be a primary choice for many students.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for College of the Ozarks
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1160
SAT Scores for College of the Ozarks
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1310
Estimated Average SAT 1240
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to College of the Ozarks?

College of the Ozarks typically requires applicants to be in the top 31 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1160 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 1080. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. 4 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

College of the Ozarks admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >20%
1235 to 1310 Avg + 13%-20%
1160 to 1235 Avg - 8%-13%
1085 to 1160 Reach 5%-8%
Less than 1085 Low <5%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for College of the Ozarks
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 20
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
Estimated Average ACT 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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 98 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to College of the Ozarks.

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 >22%
23 to 26 Avg + 13%-22%
21 to 23 Avg - 9%-13%
19 to 21 Reach 6%-9%
Less than 19 Low <6%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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

Admission Statistics

College of the Ozarks admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,921 1,231 3,250
Accepted 243 195 438
Acceptance Rate 13% 16% 13%
Enrolled 203 165 368
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 84% 85% 84%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to College of the Ozarks and what considerations affect 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.