Missouri Colleges that are Hardest to Get Into

Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in Missouri for 2020

These are the most selective public and private four-year colleges in Missouri. The list is ranked by acceptance rate, lowest to highest and limited to schools which reject at least half of all applicants. Leading the list is College of the Ozarks which sent acceptance letters to only 12% of the 2,874 students who applied and rejected 88%.

Not all schools on the most selective list are overly academically challenging. Some schools with less rigorous test and high school GPA requirements may receive a large numbers of qualified applicants and the school does not have space to admit them all.

If you're looking for challenging colleges, you can also explore rankings of Missouri colleges with the highest SAT scores, highest ACT scores and highest GPA's.


7 results found

College of the Ozarks
t
Point Lookout, MO

Private 4 Year

12% acceptance rate

  • 1,565enrollment
  • $13,498net price
  • $19,360tuition
  • 1190-1300SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Washington University in St Louis
W
Saint Louis, MO

Private 4 Year

15% acceptance rate

  • 15,852enrollment
  • $27,777net price
  • $53,399tuition
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.92*Avg GPA
Messenger College
M
Joplin, TX
 

Private 4 Year

27% acceptance rate

  • 45enrollment
  • $17,202net price
  • $9,180tuition
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Saint Louis Christian College
S
Florissant, MO
 

Private 4 Year

33% acceptance rate

  • 90enrollment
  • $16,268net price
  • $11,560tuition
  • 860-1200SAT range
  • 20-22ACT range
  • 2.76Avg GPA
Cottey College
C
Nevada, MO

Private 4 Year

38% acceptance rate

  • 271enrollment
  • $17,044net price
  • $21,160tuition
  • 970-1110SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Culver Stockton College
C
Canton, MO
 

Private 4 Year

46% acceptance rate

  • 1,068enrollment
  • $20,299net price
  • $26,680tuition
  • 950-1140SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.15Avg GPA
William Jewell College
W
Liberty, MO

Private 4 Year

46% acceptance rate

  • 808enrollment
  • $20,916net price
  • $34,400tuition
  • 1030-1270SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA