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Joplin, Missouri

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Chances of getting into Missouri Southern State University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
98%
Admission Difficulty for Missouri Southern State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
How hard is it to get into Missouri Southern and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Missouri Southern is 98%.  It ranks #42 in Missouri for lowest rate of acceptance. Missouri Southern State University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 2,000 out of 2,034 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 74 percent (SAT 840/1110 ACT 18/25). Missouri Southern State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.4. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Missouri Southern application fee is $30 and applications are due by Aug 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Missouri Southern State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

Missouri Southern SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
840-1110
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Missouri Southern State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 430
SAT Math 25th 410
SAT Composite 25th 840
SAT Scores for Missouri Southern State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1110
Average SAT Score 980

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Missouri Southern State University?

Missouri Southern State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 86 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 840 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 700. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 980 out of 1600. Missouri Southern ranks #25 in Missouri for highest average SAT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Missouri Southern State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1110 and Above Good >99%
975 to 1110 Avg + 98%-99%
840 to 975 Avg - 97%-98%
705 to 840 Reach 94%-97%
Less than 705 Low <94%
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Missouri Southern ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
94%
ACT Scores for Missouri Southern State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Missouri Southern State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Missouri Southern?

Admission data indicates that Missouri Southern regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 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 #25 in Missouri for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 94 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Missouri Southern State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Missouri Southern State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >99%
21 to 25 Avg + 98%-99%
18 to 21 Avg - 97%-98%
15 to 18 Reach 95%-97%
Less than 15 Low <95%
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Missouri Southern GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.4
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Missouri Southern State University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Missouri Southern. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Missouri Southern State University was 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #25 in Missouri for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.4 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Missouri Southern accepts 98% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Missouri Southern State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 13.64% Good
3.75 to 3.99 20.45% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 17.42% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 13.18% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 11.67% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 15.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 6.67% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 1.97% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

71% of Missouri Southern State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Missouri Southern State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 18%
Top 25% of class 40%
Top 50% of class 71%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

Missouri Southern State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,233 801 2,034
Accepted 1,218 782 2,000
Acceptance Rate 99% 98% 98%
Enrolled 409 301 710
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 38% 36%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
35

Applicants have 35 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Missouri Southern State University is $30.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Missouri Southern State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Missouri Southern State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Missouri Southern State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=178341 IPEDS survey data for Missouri Southern State University.

FAQs

Does Missouri Southern State University prefer SAT or ACT?

94% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Missouri Southern State University?

98% of those who apply are granted admission to Missouri Southern. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Missouri Southern State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 840 and 1110. 0% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Missouri Southern State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 25. 94% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.