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Central Methodist University

Fayette, MO 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate98%

Central Methodist University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Central Methodist University. The acceptance rate at Central Methodist University is 98%. Out of 1,166 applications received in 2023, 1,141 students were offered admission.

Reach out to Central Methodist University's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Students who apply to Central Methodist University for fall semester should anticipate a decision by June 1.

Central Methodist University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Central Methodist University's admissions stats.

Central Methodist University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 14%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Central Methodist University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Central Methodist University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 8 15 June 1

Considering Applying Early to Central Methodist University?

Central Methodist University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Central Methodist University Admissions

How To Get Into Central Methodist University

Getting into Central Methodist University is moderately difficult. Central Methodist University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Central Methodist University accepted 98% of all applicants, approximately 1,141 from the 1,166 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Central Methodist University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Central Methodist University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Central Methodist University

Central Methodist University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Central Methodist University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Central Methodist University

Wondering what factors are considered by Central Methodist University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Class Rank Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Central Methodist University for more information on admission factors.

Central Methodist University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Central Methodist University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Central Methodist University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Central Methodist University?

Students admitted to Central Methodist University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3. Central Methodist University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 54% submitted a class rank. At Central Methodist University 14% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 37% were in the top 25% and 74% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Central Methodist University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 4.44%
3.75 and 3.99 20.37%
3.50 and 3.74 19.63%
3.25 and 3.49 19.26%
3.00 and 3.24 16.3%
2.50 and 2.9 11.11%
2.00 and 2.49 5.56%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Central Methodist University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Central Methodist University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Central Methodist University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Central Methodist University.

Transfer students can enroll in Central Methodist University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Central Methodist University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Central Methodist University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Central Methodist University.

Does Central Methodist University accept transfer credits?

✅ Central Methodist University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Central Methodist University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Central Methodist University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ Central Methodist University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Central Methodist University?

✅ Central Methodist University is not test optional.

What is Central Methodist University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Central Methodist University is 98%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Central Methodist University?

❌ Central Methodist University does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About Central Methodist University?

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Central Methodist University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Central Methodist University? Central Methodist University is a somewhat selective institution. The Central Methodist University acceptance rate is 98%. This means that the institution accepts 97 out of every 100 applicants.


Central Methodist University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Central Methodist University is Aug 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Central Methodist University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Central Methodist University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Central Methodist University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.28. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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