Chances of getting into University of Central Oklahoma

University of Central Oklahoma

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for University of Central Oklahoma
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into UCO-Central and can I get accepted? The school has a 78% acceptance rate ranking it #15 in Oklahoma for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,206 out of 5,377 applicants were admitted making University of Central Oklahoma an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. University of Central Oklahoma typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 50% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by University of Central Oklahoma is a prized outcome for many students.

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UCO-Central SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
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SAT Scores for University of Central Oklahoma
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SAT Reading 75th N/A
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UCO-Central ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for University of Central Oklahoma
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for University of Central Oklahoma
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UCO-Central?

Admission data indicates that UCO-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 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 in Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Central Oklahoma admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >87%
21 to 24 Avg + 78%-87%
19 to 21 Avg - 70%-78%
17 to 19 Reach 60%-70%
Less than 17 Low <60%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need above average high school grades to get into University of Central Oklahoma. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Central Oklahoma was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #12 in Oklahoma for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.3 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UCO-Central accepts 78% of all applicants.

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Admission Statistics

University of Central Oklahoma admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,188 2,189 5,377
Accepted 2,491 1,715 4,206
Acceptance Rate 78% 78% 78%
Enrolled 1,268 845 2,113
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 51% 49% 50%

Admission Requirements

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

University of Central Oklahoma Admission 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 Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Central Oklahoma
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education IPEDS survey data for University of Central Oklahoma.

Frequently Asked Questions

97% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

78% of those who apply are granted admission to UCO-Central. Admission competition is and the college has easy 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 24. 97% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.