Chances of getting into University of Central Missouri

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
83.6%
Admission Difficulty for University of Central Missouri
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Central and can I get accepted? The school has a 84% acceptance rate ranking it #35 in Missouri for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,047 out of 4,841 applicants were admitted making University of Central Missouri an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. University of Central Missouri typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 42% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Central SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for University of Central Missouri
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for University of Central Missouri
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A

Central ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
97%
ACT Scores for University of Central Missouri
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for University of Central Missouri
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
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 Central?

Admission data indicates that Central regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 #24 in Missouri for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 97 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Central Missouri.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Central Missouri admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >90%
22 to 25 Avg + 84%-90%
19 to 22 Avg - 76%-84%
16 to 19 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 16 Low <64%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.27
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need above average high school grades to get into University of Central Missouri. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Central Missouri was 3.27 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #27 in Missouri for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.27 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Central accepts 84% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Central Missouri students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 23% Good
3.50 to 3.75 15% Good
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 22% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 9% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

67% of University of Central Missouri freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Central Missouri students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 10%
Top 25% of class 32%
Top 50% of class 67%
Bottom 50% of class 33%
Bottom 25% of class 10%

Admission Statistics

University of Central Missouri admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,787 2,054 4,841
Accepted 2,347 1,700 4,047
Acceptance Rate 84% 83% 84%
Enrolled 927 764 1,691
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 39% 45% 42%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 19, 2020
Days left to Apply
251

Applicants have 251 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 19, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Central before the Aug 19 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Central Missouri and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Central Missouri Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Neither required nor recommended
High School Class Rank Required
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 University of Central Missouri
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=176965 IPEDS survey data for University of Central Missouri.

Frequently Asked Questions

97% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

84% of those who apply are granted admission to Central. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 97% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.