Check in with Missouri State University's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Missouri State University by June 1.
|Missouri State University 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||24%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||9%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||89%|
Missouri State University 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.
It is moderately difficult to get into Missouri State University. Missouri State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Missouri State University accepted 87% of students, around 8,303 of the 9,591 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Missouri State 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.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight 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 prioritize the areas where you're strong.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Missouri State University must submit the following items. Double check with Missouri State 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||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Missouri State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 62% submitted a class rank. At Missouri State University 24% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 55% were in the top 25% and 87% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Missouri State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||23.63%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18.13%|
|3.25 and 3.49||12.68%|
|3.00 and 3.24||8.74%|
|2.50 and 2.9||5.7%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.8%|
Missouri State University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Missouri State 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 2021, 9% of Missouri State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 89% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Missouri State University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1060 and 1200 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Missouri State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1200 and 25% of scored lower than 1060, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Missouri State University students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Missouri State University students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Missouri State University, you should strive to earn between 21 and 27 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Missouri State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.
A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Missouri State University 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 Missouri State University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is July 20. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Missouri State University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Missouri State University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Missouri State University.
Does Missouri State University accept transfer credits?
Missouri State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Missouri State University accepts:
Does Missouri State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Missouri State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Missouri State University?
Missouri State University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Missouri State University's acceptance rate?
Missouri State University's acceptance rate is 87%.
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How hard is it to get into Missouri State University? Missouri State University is a somewhat selective institution. The Missouri State University acceptance rate is 87%. This means that the institution accepts 86 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Missouri State University is Jul 20.
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Missouri State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.73. 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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