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Chances of getting into University of Central Missouri

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
64%
Admission Difficulty for University of Central Missouri
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Central and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Central is 64%.  It ranks #0 in Missouri for lowest rate of acceptance. Central is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 3,603 out of 5,666 applicants were admitted.

The school has moderate admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent (SAT 0/0 ACT 19/25). University of Central Missouri typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.54. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Central application fee is $30 and applications are due by Apr 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of Central Missouri is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

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
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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Central ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
98%
ACT Scores for University of Central Missouri
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for University of Central Missouri
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
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 #0 in Missouri for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 98 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Central Missouri.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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 >77%
22 to 25 Avg + 64%-77%
19 to 22 Avg - 48%-64%
16 to 19 Reach 33%-48%
Less than 16 Low <33%
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Central GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.54
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Central Missouri?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Central. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Central Missouri was 3.54 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #0 in Missouri for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Central accepts 64% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of Central Missouri students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 18.65% Good
3.75 to 3.99 20.34% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 18.84% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 15.75% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 11.25% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 12.09% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 3.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.08% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

74% 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 13%
Top 25% of class 37%
Top 50% of class 74%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Central Missouri admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,427 2,239 5,666
Accepted 2,151 1,452 3,603
Acceptance Rate 63% 65% 64%
Enrolled 569 515 1,084
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 35% 30%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
122

Applicants have 122 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Central Missouri is $30.

Application Requirements

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

University of Central Missouri Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
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.

FAQs

Does University of Central Missouri prefer SAT or ACT?

98% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Central Missouri?

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

What ACT score is required for University of Central Missouri?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 98% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.