The acceptance rate at University of Missouri-Columbia is 82%. It ranks #30 in Missouri for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Missouri Columbia is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 16,880 out of 20,641 applicants were admitted.
The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent (SAT 1110/1320 ACT 23/29). University of Missouri Columbia typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.61. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The University of Missouri-Columbia application fee is $55 and applications are due by May 1.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of Missouri Columbia is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||560|
|SAT Math 25th||550|
|SAT Composite 25th||1110|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||660|
|SAT Math 75th||660|
|SAT Composite 75th||1320|
|Average SAT Score||1220
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Missouri Columbia?
University of Missouri Columbia typically prefers applicants to be in the top 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 1000. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. University of Missouri-Columbia ranks #6 in Missouri and #220 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 10 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||22|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||31|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||26
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of Missouri-Columbia?
Admission data indicates that University of Missouri-Columbia regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #7 in Missouri and #237 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 90 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Missouri Columbia.
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What GPA do you need to get into University of Missouri Columbia?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into University of Missouri-Columbia. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Missouri Columbia was 3.61 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 in Missouri for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.61 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of Missouri-Columbia accepts 82% of all applicants.
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*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.61 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.
65% of University of Missouri Columbia freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||35%|
|Top 25% of class||65%|
|Top 50% of class||92%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||30%||34%||31%|
Applicants have 151 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 1, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Missouri Columbia is $55.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Missouri Columbia and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=178396 IPEDS survey data for University of Missouri Columbia.
10% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Missouri-Columbia. 90% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
82% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Missouri-Columbia. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1110 and 1320. 10% 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 23 and 29. 90% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.