Central Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into University of Central Missouri
|Applicant Competition||Very 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 RangeNot Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT-
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||N/A|
|SAT Math 25th||N/A|
|SAT Composite 25th||N/A|
|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
Applicants Submitting ACT97%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.27
Typical High School GradesB
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
67% of University of Central Missouri freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||39%||45%||42%|
Applications are DueAug 19, 2020
Days left to Apply251
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|
What are the requirements for admission to University of Central Missouri and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.