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Central Methodist University

Fayette, MO 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate86%
Acceptance Rate86%

Central Methodist University Admissions

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 should anticipate a decision by January 6.

Central Methodist University Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Central Methodist University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 9%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 61%
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 Info Not Available –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Want to Apply Early to Central Methodist University?

Central Methodist University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Central Methodist University directly for more information about early applications.

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

More on Central Methodist University Admissions

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's Most Important for Getting Into Central Methodist University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Central Methodist University

Curious about the factors that 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
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

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

Central Methodist University Application Requirements

To apply to Central Methodist University, all applicants must submit the following items. 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)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
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 3.5. Central Methodist University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 61.58% submitted a class rank. , 41% were in the top 25% and 73% 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 15.66%
3.75 and 3.99 20.18%
3.50 and 3.74 21.09%
3.25 and 3.49 16.57%
3.00 and 3.24 13.25%
2.50 and 2.9 8.74%
2.00 and 2.49 3.61%

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 highlights 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 looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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

In 2022, 9% of Central Methodist University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 61% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Central Methodist University?

To be competitive with other Central Methodist University applicants, you should aim to earn between 900 and 1120 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Central Methodist University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1120 and 25% of scored lower than 900, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Central Methodist University students scored 565 or higher and 75% of students scored 448 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Central Methodist University students scored 553 or higher, and 75% scored a 448 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Central Methodist University?

To be most competitive at Central Methodist University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Central Methodist University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Central Methodist University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

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

• Spring 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.

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

❌ Central Methodist University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

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

✅ Central Methodist University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Central Methodist University's acceptance rate?

✅ Central Methodist University's acceptance rate is 99%.

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

🟨 Central Methodist University may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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 86%. This means that the institution accepts 85 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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above


18 to 23


18 and Less


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Central Methodist University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

900 - 1120


Math SAT Range

460 - 565


Reading SAT Range

448 - 553

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 3.5. 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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