Chances of getting into Stephens College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
58.9%
Admission Difficulty for Stephens College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Stephens College and can I get accepted? The school has a 59% acceptance rate ranking it #18 in Missouri for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 578 out of 982 applicants were admitted making Stephens College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 58 percent. Stephens College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the lower half of their high school class.

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Stephens College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
970-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
21%
SAT Scores for Stephens College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 450
SAT Composite 25th 970
SAT Scores for Stephens College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1090

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

Stephens College typically requires applicants to be in the top 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 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 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. The school ranks #22 in Missouri for highest average SAT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Stephens College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >71%
1090 to 1210 Avg + 59%-71%
970 to 1090 Avg - 46%-59%
850 to 970 Reach 33%-46%
Less than 850 Low <33%
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Stephens College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
87%
ACT Scores for Stephens College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Stephens College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

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 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #18 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Stephens College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >71%
23 to 26 Avg + 59%-71%
20 to 23 Avg - 46%-59%
17 to 20 Reach 33%-46%
Less than 17 Low <33%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.3
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Stephens College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Stephens College was 3.3 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 GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Stephens College accepts 59% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Stephens College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 22% Good
3.50 to 3.75 24% Good
3.25 to 3.50 12% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 19% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 14% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 6% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 2% Reach

High School Class Rank

66% of Stephens College freshman were in the bottom 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 0%
Top 25% of class 8%
Top 50% of class 34%
Bottom 50% of class 66%
Bottom 25% of class 39%

Admission Statistics

Stephens College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 982 0 982
Accepted 578 0 578
Acceptance Rate 59% 59%
Enrolled 117 0 117
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 20%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
28

Applicants have 28 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Stephens College before the Aug 1 application deadline.

ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Stephens College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Stephens College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

59% of those who apply are granted admission to Stephens College. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 970 and 1210. 21% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 87% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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