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.
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.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||560|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1090|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||650|
|SAT Math 75th||590|
|SAT Composite 75th||1240|
|Average SAT Score||1170
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
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||26|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||23
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
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
68% of College of the Ozarks freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||26%|
|Top 25% of class||68%|
|Top 50% of class||92%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||89%||86%||87%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to College of the Ozarks is $0. The school is free to apply to.
What are the requirements for admission to College of the Ozarks and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
6% of students submit their SAT scores to College of the Ozarks. 97% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.