If you are thinking about applying to College of the Ozarks, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Students who apply to College of the Ozarks for fall should anticipate a decision by January 2.
Here is an overiew of some of College of the Ozarks's admissions stats.
|College of the Ozarks 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||30%|
|Mean SAT Score||1113|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||8%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||91%|
These are the application deadlines for College of the Ozarks.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
College of the Ozarks does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Getting into College of the Ozarks is not difficult. 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 21% of students, approximately 443 of the 2,160 students who applied.
Schools that are not difficult to get into, like College of the Ozarks, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.
For applicants who are not residents of Missouri, getting into College of the Ozarks is not difficult.
It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
College of the Ozarks has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
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 given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling 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 shine.
Curious about the factors that are considered by College of the Ozarks during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
Make sure to check with College of the Ozarks for more information on admission factors.
To apply to College of the Ozarks, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with College of the Ozarks's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||3.0√|
|Other Requirements||√||financial statement|
|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, 58% submitted a class rank. At College of the Ozarks 30% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 61% were in the top 25% and 94% were in the top 50%.
At College of the Ozarks, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||46%|
|3.50 and 3.74||22%|
|3.25 and 3.49||12%|
|3.00 and 3.24||6%|
|2.50 and 2.9||3%|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
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 College of the Ozarks directly.
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.
College of the Ozarks considers ACT or SAT scores as part of 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 2022, 8% of College of the Ozarks's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 91% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other College of the Ozarks applicants, you should strive to earn between 1028 and 1202 (or higher!) on the SAT. At College of the Ozarks 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1202 and 25% of scored lower than 1028, 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 1113.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of College of the Ozarks students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of College of the Ozarks students scored 623 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.
To be most competitive at College of the Ozarks, you should strive to earn between 20 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 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for College of the Ozarks students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
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For transfer students, it is not 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:
• CLEP subject tests
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?
✅ The acceptance rate for College of the Ozarks is 21%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at College of the Ozarks?
❌ College of the Ozarks does not offer early decision.
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First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer 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.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
25 and Above
20 to 25
20 and Less
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 20 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1202 and Above
1028 to 1202
1028 and Less
The median SAT score for College of the Ozarks students is 1113. Applicants with SAT scores of 1202 and above have a good chance of being admitted to College of the Ozarks, while applicants with SAT scores between 1028 to 1202 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1028 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 3.71. 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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