If you want to apply to College of the Ozarks, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.
Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from College of the Ozarks by January 1.
|College of the Ozarks 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||26%|
|Mean SAT Score||1164|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||7%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||95%|
College of the Ozarks does not offer early decision or early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
College of the Ozarks is a moderately difficult school to get into. College of the Ozarks evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, College of the Ozarks accepted 14% of students, around 348 of the 2,437 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like College of the Ozarks, 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.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult. For applicants who are not residents of Missouri, getting into College of the Ozarks is moderately difficult.
In 2021, College of the Ozarks waitlisted 412 students. Of those, 407 eventually got off the waitlist.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider 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 the admissions factors where you shine.
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Important|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
To apply, all applicants to College of the Ozarks must submit the following items. Double check with College of the Ozarks's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||3.0√|
|Other Requirements||√||financial statement|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to College of the Ozarks have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 68% submitted a class rank. At College of the Ozarks 26% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 68% were in the top 25% and 92% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At College of the Ozarks, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||47%|
|3.50 and 3.74||24%|
|3.25 and 3.49||8%|
|3.00 and 3.24||3%|
|2.50 and 2.9||2%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0%|
College of the Ozarks considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
College of the Ozarks 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 2021, 7% of College of the Ozarks's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 95% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other College of the Ozarks applicants, you should strive to earn between 1080 and 1260 (or higher!) on the SAT. At College of the Ozarks 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1260 and 25% of scored lower than 1080, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a College of the Ozarks student is 1164.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of College of the Ozarks students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 560 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of College of the Ozarks students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 560 or higher.
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To be most competitive at College of the Ozarks, you should strive to earn between 21 and 25 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for College of the Ozarks's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.
A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for College of the Ozarks students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to College of the Ozarks. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by January 1.
Transfer students can enroll in College of the Ozarks during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to College of the Ozarks?
Students who are admitted to College of the Ozarks must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does College of the Ozarks accept transfer credits?
College of the Ozarks accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. College of the Ozarks accepts:
Do I have to submit test scores to College of the Ozarks?
College of the Ozarks is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is College of the Ozarks's acceptance rate?
College of the Ozarks's acceptance rate is 14%.
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How hard is it to get into College of the Ozarks? College of the Ozarks is a somewhat selective institution. The College of the Ozarks acceptance rate is 14%. This means that the institution accepts 14 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to College of the Ozarks is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to College of the Ozarks is Continuous processing.
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The median ACT score of an admitted student to College of the Ozarks is 23. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into College of the Ozarks. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1260 and Above
1080 to 1260
1080 and Less
The median SAT score for College of the Ozarks students is 1164. Applicants with SAT scores of 1260 and above have a good chance of being admitted to College of the Ozarks, while applicants with SAT scores between 1080 to 1260 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1080 have a low chance of being offered a spot at College of the Ozarks.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At College of the Ozarks, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.74. 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.
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