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Missouri State University-Springfield Admission Requirements

Springfield, Missouri

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Chances of getting into Missouri State University Springfield

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
87%
Admission Difficulty for Missouri State University Springfield
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Missouri State University-Springfield and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Missouri State University-Springfield is 87%.  It ranks #32 in Missouri for lowest rate of acceptance. Missouri State University Springfield is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 8,303 out of 9,591 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 50 percent (SAT 1020/1220 ACT 21/27). Missouri State University Springfield typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.73. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Missouri State University-Springfield application fee is $0 and applications are due by Apr 15.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Missouri State University Springfield is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Missouri State University-Springfield SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1020-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT 
2%
SAT Scores for Missouri State University Springfield
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for Missouri State University Springfield
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1120

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Missouri State University Springfield typically prefers applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 920. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. Missouri State University-Springfield ranks #17 in Missouri for highest average SAT composite score. 2 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Missouri State University Springfield admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1220 and Above Good >93%
1120 to 1220 Avg + 87%-93%
1020 to 1120 Avg - 78%-87%
920 to 1020 Reach 65%-78%
Less than 920 Low <65%
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Missouri State University-Springfield ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
96%
ACT Scores for Missouri State University Springfield
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Missouri State University Springfield
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Missouri State University-Springfield?

Admission data indicates that Missouri State University-Springfield 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 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #11 in Missouri for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 96 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Missouri State University Springfield.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Missouri State University Springfield admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
27 and Above Good >93%
24 to 27 Avg + 87%-93%
21 to 24 Avg - 78%-87%
18 to 21 Reach 65%-78%
Less than 18 Low <65%
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Missouri State University-Springfield GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.73
Typical High School Grades 
A-

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

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Missouri State University-Springfield. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Missouri State University Springfield was 3.73 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 in Missouri for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.73 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Missouri State University-Springfield accepts 87% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Missouri State University Springfield students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 30.08% Good
3.75 to 3.99 23.63% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 18.13% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 12.68% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 8.74% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 5.7% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.8% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.24% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

55% of Missouri State University Springfield freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Missouri State University Springfield students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 24%
Top 25% of class 55%
Top 50% of class 87%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Missouri State University Springfield admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,181 3,410 9,591
Accepted 5,397 2,906 8,303
Acceptance Rate 87% 85% 87%
Enrolled 1,664 985 2,649
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 34% 32%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
190

Applicants have 190 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Apr 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Missouri State University Springfield is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

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

Missouri State University Springfield 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 State University Springfield
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=179566 IPEDS survey data for Missouri State University Springfield.

FAQs

Does Missouri State University Springfield prefer SAT or ACT?

2% of students submit their SAT scores to Missouri State University-Springfield. 96% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

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

87% of those who apply are granted admission to Missouri State University-Springfield. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Missouri State University Springfield?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1020 and 1220. 2% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Missouri State University Springfield?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 27. 96% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.