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Stephens College Admission Requirements

Columbia, Missouri

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Chances of getting into Stephens College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
56.2%
Admission Difficulty for Stephens College
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Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into Stephens College and can I get accepted? The school has a 56% acceptance rate ranking it #11 in Missouri for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 558 out of 992 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 54 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.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Stephens College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stephens College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1000-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
21%
SAT Scores for Stephens College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for Stephens College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1120

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 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 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 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #17 in Missouri for highest average SAT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Stephens College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >68%
1120 to 1240 Avg + 56%-68%
1000 to 1120 Avg - 43%-56%
880 to 1000 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 880 Low <31%
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Stephens College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
87%
ACT Scores for Stephens College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
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 25
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 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #23 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Stephens College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >71%
22 to 25 Avg + 56%-71%
20 to 22 Avg - 45%-56%
18 to 20 Reach 35%-45%
Less than 18 Low <35%
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Stephens College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.3
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 3.3 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 56% 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Stephens College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 992 0 992
Accepted 558 0 558
Acceptance Rate 56% ? 56%
Enrolled 110 0 110
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% ? 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 30, 2022
Days left to Apply
181

Applicants have 181 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 30, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

Stephens College Admission Requirements
Test Scores 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?

56% 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.

What SAT score is required for Stephens College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1000 and 1240. 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 25. 87% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.