University of Missouri-Columbia Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into University of Missouri-Columbia? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 17,180 out of 21,988 applicants or 78% were admitted making University of Missouri Columbia an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Only 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 12,119 9,869 21,988
Accepted 9,490 7,690 17,180
Acceptance Rate 78% 78% 78%
Enrolled 3,254 2,937 6,191
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 38% 36%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Missouri Columbia and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that University of Missouri-Columbia regularly accepts students with ACTs of 24 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 94 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Missouri Columbia.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1015. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1245 out of 1600. 8 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1130 1360
SAT Reading 570 690
SAT Math 560 670
ACT Composite 24 29
ACT English 23 30
ACT Math 23 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >87%
26 to 29 Avg + 78%-87%
24 to 26 Avg - 70%-78%
22 to 24 Reach 60%-70%
Less than 22 Low <60%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1360 and Above Good >86%
1245 to 1360 Avg + 78%-86%
1130 to 1245 Avg - 68%-78%
1015 to 1130 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 1015 Low <55%

Estimated GPA Requirements

University of Missouri Columbia has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Missouri Columbia and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=178396 IPEDS survey data for University of Missouri Columbia.

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