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Central Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Central, the fee for the application costs $50. 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.

Applying Early to Central?

University of Central Oklahoma 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.

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

Is Central Hard To Get Into?

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

In 2021, Central **accepted 81% of students, around 3,685 of the 4,540 students who applied.

Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like Central, MIN

Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult. For applicants who are not residents of Oklahoma, getting into University of Central Oklahoma is slightly difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Central?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Central

Admissions Factor Level
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 Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Central Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Central must submit the following items. Double check with Central'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) 2.7
Other Requirements rank in upper 50% of high school class; composite ACT score of 20; 2.7 GPA in core curriculum classes
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What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Central?

Students admitted to Central have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 72% submitted a class rank. At Central 18% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 41% were in the top 25% and 74% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Central Oklahoma, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 72%
3.75 and 3.99 26.5%
3.50 and 3.74 22.5%
3.25 and 3.49 17%
3.00 and 3.24 14%
2.50 and 2.9 10%
2.00 and 2.49 2%
Central does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Central has 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, 10% of Central's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 99% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Central?

To be competitive with other Central applicants, you should strive to earn between 950 and 1140 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Central 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1140 and 25% of scored lower than 950, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Central students scored 560 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Central students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Central?

To be most competitive at Central, you should strive to earn between 19 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Central's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Central students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

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

Transferring to University of Central Oklahoma

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Central.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Central during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

Central Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Central?

Students who are admitted to Central must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Central accept transfer credits?

Central accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Central accepts:

CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES Life Long Learning Credit ACE recommendations for credit

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

Central accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Central?

No, Central is test optional, so you can choose whether to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..

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Central Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective

81%

How hard is it to get into Central? Central is a less selective institution. The Central acceptance rate is 81%. This means that the institution accepts 81 out of every 100 applicants.

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Central Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Central is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Central is Continuous processing.

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

Central ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above

Good

19 to 24

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Central is 21. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Central. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Central SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

950 - 1140

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Math SAT Range

460 - 560

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Reading SAT Range

480 - 580

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Central GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.5

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Central, 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.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

14,132

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

81%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,030

Out-of-State

$18,917

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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