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University of Missouri-St Louis Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of Missouri St Louis

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
73%
Admission Difficulty for University of Missouri St Louis
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into University of Missouri-St Louis and can I get accepted? The school has a 73% acceptance rate ranking it #26 in Missouri for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,790 out of 2,452 applicants were admitted making University of Missouri-St Louis a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent. University of Missouri St Louis typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of Missouri St Louis 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.

University of Missouri-St Louis SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
17%
SAT Scores for University of Missouri St Louis
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for University of Missouri St Louis
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1130

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Missouri St Louis?

University of Missouri St Louis typically prefers applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #14 in Missouri for highest average SAT composite score. 17 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Missouri St Louis admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >82%
1130 to 1230 Avg + 73%-82%
1030 to 1130 Avg - 61%-73%
930 to 1030 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 930 Low <48%
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University of Missouri-St Louis ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
86%
ACT Scores for University of Missouri St Louis
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for University of Missouri St Louis
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of Missouri-St Louis?

Admission data indicates that University of Missouri-St Louis regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in Missouri for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 86 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Missouri St Louis.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Missouri St Louis admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >82%
24 to 27 Avg + 73%-82%
21 to 24 Avg - 61%-73%
18 to 21 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 18 Low <48%
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University of Missouri-St Louis GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.46
Typical High School Grades
B+

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

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into University of Missouri-St Louis. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Missouri St Louis was 3.46 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #13 in Missouri for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as University of Missouri-St Louis accepts 73% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Missouri St Louis students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 31% Good
3.50 to 3.75 25% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 10% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 13% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

63% of University of Missouri St Louis freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Missouri St Louis students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 30%
Top 25% of class 63%
Top 50% of class 87%
Bottom 50% of class 13%
Bottom 25% of class 1%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Missouri St Louis admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,569 883 2,452
Accepted 1,131 659 1,790
Acceptance Rate 72% 75% 73%
Enrolled 262 185 447
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 28% 25%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
192

Applicants have 192 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Missouri St Louis is $35.

Admission Requirements

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

University of Missouri St Louis Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Missouri St Louis
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=178420 IPEDS survey data for University of Missouri St Louis.

FAQs

Does University of Missouri St Louis prefer SAT or ACT?

17% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Missouri-St Louis. 86% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Missouri St Louis?

73% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Missouri-St Louis. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Missouri St Louis?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1230. 17% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Missouri St Louis?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 27. 86% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.