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Your chances of getting into Missouri University of Science and Technology

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

81.5%
Admission Difficulty for Missouri University of Science and Technology
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Missouri University of Science and Technology is 81.5%.  Its admission rate is the 29th lowest in Missouri.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Missouri University of Science and Technology and can you get accepted?

Missouri University of Science and Technology is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 5,143 out of the 6,311 who applied were admitted.

Missouri University of Science and Technology typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.81. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Missouri University of Science and Technology?

81% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Missouri University of Science and Technology you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.81 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1270 on the SAT
  • Score 28 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class

Missouri University of Science and Technology GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.81

Typical High School Grades 

A-

What GPA do you need to get into Missouri University of Science and Technology?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Missouri University of Science and Technology are to have around a 3.81 high school GPA. You are required to have exceptionally good grades and you should be graduating near the top of your class.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.81 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Missouri University of Science and Technology accepts 81% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Missouri University of Science and Technology is 3.81 on the 4.0 scale. 49% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn A- letter grades and regularly score around 90-92 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #3 in Missouri for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Missouri University of Science and Technology is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.8 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Missouri University of Science and Technology students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 48.93% Good
3.75 to 3.99 24.51% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 10.76% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 9.39% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 3.93% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 2.31% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.17% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Missouri University of Science and Technology SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Missouri University of Science and Technology. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 1% of students submitted SAT scores and 71% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1173-1370

Applicants Submitting SAT 

1%
SAT Scores for Missouri University of Science and Technology
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 570
Math 25th Percentile 603
Composite 25th Percentile 1173
SAT Scores for Missouri University of Science and Technology
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 660
Math 75th Percentile 710
Composite 75th Percentile 1370
Average SAT Score 1270

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Missouri University of Science and Technology?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Missouri University of Science and Technology is 1270 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1173-1370. Students who get into Missouri University of Science and Technology score in the top 100 percent of all SAT test takers..  Missouri University of Science and Technology ranks #4 in the state of Missouri and #227 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1270 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Missouri University of Science and Technology regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1173 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1173, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 1080, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Missouri University of Science and Technology is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1270 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1271, you have around a 81% chance of being admitted. A 1370 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 89% chance of getting in.

Missouri University of Science and Technology admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1370 and Above Good >89%
1271 to 1370 Avg + 81%-89%
1173 to 1271 Avg - 69%-81%
1075 to 1173 Reach 54%-69%
Less than 1075 Low <54%
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Missouri University of Science and Technology ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

25-31 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

71%
ACT Scores for Missouri University of Science and Technology
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 23
Math 25th Percentile 25
Composite 25th Percentile 25
ACT Scores for Missouri University of Science and Technology
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 32
Math 75th Percentile 30
Composite 75th Percentile 31
Average ACT Score 28

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Missouri University of Science and Technology?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Missouri University of Science and Technology is 28, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 25 and 31.  The school ranks #2 in Missouri and #210 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 28. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 25 and score in the score in the top 22 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 22.

Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 71 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Missouri University of Science and Technology is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Missouri University of Science and Technology for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 28 score has around 81% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 89% with a 31 ACT score.

Missouri University of Science and Technology admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
31 and Above Good >89%
28 to 31 Avg + 81%-89%
25 to 28 Avg - 69%-81%
22 to 25 Reach 54%-69%
Less than 22 Low <54%
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High School Class Rank

75% of Missouri University of Science and Technology freshman are in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class and 44% are in the top ten percent.

High School Class Rank for admitted Missouri University of Science and Technology students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 43.6%
Top 25% of class 74.7%
Top 50% of class 94%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Missouri University of Science and Technology admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,051 4,260 6,311
Accepted 1,631 3,512 5,143
Acceptance Rate 80% 82% 81%
Enrolled 254 892 1,146
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 25% 22%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jul 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

77

Applicants have 77 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Missouri University of Science and Technology is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Missouri University of Science and Technology and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Missouri University of Science and Technology Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Required to be considered for admission
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required to be considered for admission
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Missouri University of Science and Technology
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Missouri University of Science and Technology is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.81 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1270 and ACT of 28 will almost guarantee your admission.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=178411 IPEDS survey data for Missouri University of Science and Technology.

FAQs

Does Missouri University of Science and Technology prefer SAT or ACT?

1% of students submit their SAT scores to Missouri University of Science and Technology. 71% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Missouri University of Science and Technology?

81% of those who apply are granted admission to Missouri University of Science and Technology. Admission competition is and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Missouri University of Science and Technology?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1173 and 1370. The average SAT score is 1271. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Missouri University of Science and Technology?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 31. The average ACT score is 28. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.