Chances of getting into Cottey College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Cottey College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into Cottey College and can I get accepted? The school has a 38% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in Missouri for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 237 out of 623 applicants were admitted making Cottey College a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 61 percent. Only 41% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Cottey College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Cottey College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 970
SAT Scores for Cottey College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1110
Average SAT Score 1040

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

Cottey College typically requires applicants to be in the top 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. The school ranks #28 in Missouri for highest average SAT composite score. 29 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Cottey College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1110 and Above Good >51%
1040 to 1110 Avg + 38%-51%
970 to 1040 Avg - 26%-38%
900 to 970 Reach 17%-26%
Less than 900 Low <17%
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Cottey College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Cottey College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Cottey College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Cottey College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #21 in Missouri for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 66 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Cottey College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Cottey College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >51%
22 to 25 Avg + 38%-51%
19 to 22 Avg - 26%-38%
16 to 19 Reach 17%-26%
Less than 16 Low <17%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Cottey College has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Admission Statistics

Cottey College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 623 0 623
Accepted 237 0 237
Acceptance Rate 38% ? 38%
Enrolled 97 0 97
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 41% ? 41%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Cottey College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Cottey College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Cottey College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education IPEDS survey data for Cottey College.

Frequently Asked Questions

29% of students submit their SAT scores to Cottey College. 66% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

38% of those who apply are granted admission to Cottey College. Admission competition is high and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 970 and 1110. 29% 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 19 and 25. 66% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.