If you want to apply to Central, the application fee costs $50.
Here is an overiew of some of Central's admissions stats.
|Central 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.5|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||18%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||10%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||99%|
These are the application deadlines for University of Central Oklahoma.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Central does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Getting into Central is not difficult. Central evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Central accepted 81% of students, approximately 3,685 from the 4,540 applicants.
Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Central, 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 Oklahoma, getting into University of Central Oklahoma is not difficult.
It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Central has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight 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 strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.
Wondering what factors are considered by Central during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
Make sure to check with Central for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Central, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Central's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Other Requirements||√||rank in upper 50% of high school class; composite ACT score of 20; 2.7 GPA in core curriculum classes|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.7|
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%.
At University of Central Oklahoma, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|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%|
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 Central directly.
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.
Central considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Central is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 10% of Central's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 99% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Central applicants, you should aim 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.
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.
For transfer students, it is not 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
Can I defer my acceptance to Central?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Central.
Does Central accept transfer credits?
✅ Central accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Central accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit
Does Central accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Central accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Central?
❌ No, Central is test optional, so you can make the call whether or not to include your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Central's acceptance rate?
✅ Central's acceptance rate is 81%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Central?
❌ Central does not offer early decision.
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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.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
24 and Above
19 to 24
19 and Less
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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