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Joplin, Missouri

Missouri Southern Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Missouri Southern State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
95.6%
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 school has a 96% acceptance rate ranking it #44 in Missouri for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,203 out of 2,304 applicants were admitted making Missouri Southern State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent. Missouri Southern State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 41% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Missouri Southern SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Missouri Southern State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Missouri Southern State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A

Missouri Southern ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
94%
ACT Scores for Missouri Southern State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Missouri Southern State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 24
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 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #32 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Missouri Southern State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >98%
21 to 24 Avg + 96%-98%
18 to 21 Avg - 93%-96%
15 to 18 Reach 89%-93%
Less than 15 Low <89%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.2
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Missouri Southern State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Missouri Southern State University was 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #32 in Missouri for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.2 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Missouri Southern accepts 96% 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
3.75+ 26% Good
3.50 to 3.75 12% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 12% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 13% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 24% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 11% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 1% Reach

High School Class Rank

63% 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 13%
Top 25% of class 35%
Top 50% of class 63%
Bottom 50% of class 37%
Bottom 25% of class 9%

Admission Statistics

Missouri Southern State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,482 822 2,304
Accepted 1,436 767 2,203
Acceptance Rate 97% 93% 96%
Enrolled 550 358 908
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 38% 47% 41%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Missouri Southern State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Missouri Southern State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

94% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

96% 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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 24. 94% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.