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Here is an overiew of some of University of the Ozarks's admissions stats.
|University of the Ozarks 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||8.5%|
|Mean SAT Score||1002|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||15%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||78%|
These are the application deadlines for University of the Ozarks.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
University of the Ozarks does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
University of the Ozarks is a moderately difficult school to get into. University of the Ozarks evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, University of the Ozarks accepted 55% of students, about 1,062 from 1,918 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like University of the Ozarks, 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.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
University of the Ozarks has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling 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 areas where you stand out.
Wondering what factors are considered by University 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.
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with University of the Ozarks for more information on admission factors.
To apply to University of the Ozarks, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with University of the Ozarks's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||Test Optional Admission- student must 1. Submit letters of Recommendation 2. Submit an Academic Writing Sample 3. Interview with Admission Committee AND 1. Submit evidence of Community Service OR 2. Submit evidence of extracurricular activities OR 3. Submit evidence of Personal/Group Achievements|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5|
Students admitted to University of the Ozarks have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 58.7% submitted a class rank. At University of the Ozarks 8.5% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 37.3% were in the top 25% and 71.2% were in the top 50%.
At University of the Ozarks, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||19.5%|
|3.50 and 3.74||15%|
|3.25 and 3.49||15.5%|
|3.00 and 3.24||15.5%|
|2.50 and 2.9||16.5%|
|2.00 and 2.49||6%|
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 University of the Ozarks 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.
University of the Ozarks considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
University of the Ozarks is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 15% of University of the Ozarks's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 78% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other University of the Ozarks applicants, you should aim to score between 940 and 1130 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of the Ozarks 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1130 and 25% of scored lower than 940, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a University of the Ozarks student is 1002.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of the Ozarks students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of the Ozarks students scored 550 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.
To be most competitive at University of the Ozarks, you should strive to earn between 18 and 23 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of the Ozarks's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.
A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of the Ozarks students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of the Ozarks. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in University of the Ozarks during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Winter Term
• Spring Term
• Winter Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to University of the Ozarks?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of the Ozarks.
Does University of the Ozarks accept transfer credits?
✅ University of the Ozarks accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of the Ozarks accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does University of the Ozarks accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ University of the Ozarks accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to University of the Ozarks?
❌ No, University of the Ozarks is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. 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.
What is University of the Ozarks's acceptance rate?
✅ University of the Ozarks's acceptance rate is 55%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of the Ozarks?
❌ University 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 University of the Ozarks is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of the Ozarks is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
23 and Above
18 to 23
18 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of the Ozarks is 20. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into University of the Ozarks. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1130 and Above
940 to 1130
940 and Less
The median SAT score for University of the Ozarks students is 1002. Applicants with SAT scores of 1130 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of the Ozarks, while applicants with SAT scores between 940 to 1130 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 940 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of the Ozarks.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At University of the Ozarks, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.38. 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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