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Stephens College Admission Requirements

Columbia, Missouri

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Chances of getting into Stephens College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
64%
Admission Difficulty for Stephens College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very Easy 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Stephens College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Stephens College is 64%.  It ranks #17 in Missouri for lowest rate of acceptance. Stephens College is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 414 out of 644 applicants were admitted.

The school has very easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 59 percent (SAT 950/1120 ACT 20/24). Stephens College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.27. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Stephens College application fee is $0 and applications are due by May 30.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Stephens College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 21% of students submitted SAT scores and 87% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Stephens College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
950-1120
Applicants Submitting SAT 
21%
SAT Scores for Stephens College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Stephens College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 540
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1120
Average SAT Score 1040

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Stephens College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 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 860. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. Stephens College ranks #22 in Missouri for highest average SAT composite score. 21 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

Stephens College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1120 and Above Good >77%
1035 to 1120 Avg + 64%-77%
950 to 1035 Avg - 48%-64%
865 to 950 Reach 33%-48%
Less than 865 Low <33%
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Stephens College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
20-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
87%
ACT Scores for Stephens College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Stephens College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 21
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Stephens College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #19 in Missouri for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 87 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Stephens College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Stephens College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >77%
22 to 24 Avg + 64%-77%
20 to 22 Avg - 48%-64%
18 to 20 Reach 33%-48%
Less than 18 Low <33%
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Stephens College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.27
Typical High School Grades 
B

What GPA do you need to get into Stephens College?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Stephens College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Stephens College was 3.27 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #36 in Missouri for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Stephens College accepts 64% of students who apply.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

81% of Stephens College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Stephens College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 19%
Top 25% of class 45%
Top 50% of class 81%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Stephens College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 644 0 644
Accepted 414 0 414
Acceptance Rate 64% ? 64%
Enrolled 76 0 76
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% ? 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 30, 2023
Days left to Apply
183

Applicants have 183 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 30, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Stephens College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Stephens College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Stephens College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Considered but not required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Stephens College
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=179548 IPEDS survey data for Stephens College.

FAQs

Does Stephens College prefer SAT or ACT?

21% of students submit their SAT scores to Stephens College. 87% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Stephens College?

64% of those who apply are granted admission to Stephens College. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Stephens College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 950 and 1120. 21% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Stephens College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 24. 87% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.