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Colleges / Missouri State University

Missouri State University

Springfield, MO 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate94%
Acceptance Rate94%

Missouri State University Admissions

Consult with Missouri State University's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Students who submit their applications to Missouri State University for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by June 1.

Missouri State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Missouri State University's admissions stats.

Missouri State University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 23%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 81%
Waitlist No

Missouri State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Missouri State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Want to Apply Early to Missouri State University?

Missouri State University does not offer early decision or early action.

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

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Transferring to Missouri State University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Missouri State University

Missouri State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Missouri State University?

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 choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Missouri State University

What does Missouri State University consider 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 Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important

Make sure to check with Missouri State University for more information on admission factors.

Missouri State University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Missouri State University, all applicants 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(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Missouri State University?

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 23% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 53% were in the top 25% and 86% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Missouri State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 29.49%
3.75 and 3.99 24.97%
3.50 and 3.74 15.6%
3.25 and 3.49 14.22%
3.00 and 3.24 9.57%
2.50 and 2.9 5.05%
2.00 and 2.49 0.98%

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 Missouri State 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

Missouri State University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Missouri State 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. 81% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Missouri State University?

What is a Good ACT Score for Missouri State University?

To be most competitive at Missouri State University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Missouri State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Missouri State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

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 Missouri State University

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 students can enroll in Missouri State University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Missouri State University Admissions FAQs

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:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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 has an acceptance rate of 94%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Missouri State University?

❌ Missouri State University does not offer early decision.

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Missouri State University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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 94%. This means that the institution accepts 93 out of every 100 applicants.


Missouri State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 20

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Missouri State University is Jul 20.

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

Missouri State University ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


20 to 26


20 and Less


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Missouri State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Missouri State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

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.

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

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