College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726-0017

Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

College of the Ozarks is one of the most selective institutions in its admission process in the U.S. In Fall 2016, it received 2,862 applications and only 407 students were granted admission. College of the Ozarks is at the #12 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 98% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 4% submitted SAT scores.

Fall 2016 Admitted Students ACT Scores

Out of the total 387 enrollees 377 students submitted ACT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
English 20 26
Math 19 25
Composite 21 25

Fall 2016 Admitted Students SAT Scores

Out of the total 387 enrollees 14 students submitted SAT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
Critical Reading 525 566
Math 500 593
Combined (Math + Reading) 1025 1159

Admission Requirements and Recommendations

College of the Ozarks uses the following list of admission requirements and recommended documents when evaluating students applications. All documents listed under the "Required" sections must be submitted with your application but those listed under the "Recommended" section are optional.

Please double check with the school to verify the current and complete admission requirements.


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Fall 2016 Applicants Statistics

The following table details the number of students who applied, admitted and erolled in College of the Ozarks, in Fall 2016.
Men Women Total National Avg.
Applicants 1,076 1,786 2,862
Admitted students 159 248 407
Enrolled students 156 231 387
Acceptance rate 14.8% 13.9% 14.2% 64%
Yield 98.1% 93.1% 95.1% 35%

Accepted Credits

The following table outlines which college prepartory work and life expreaince will earn you credits at College of the Ozarks.

Advanced placement (AP) credits
Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)
Not Accepted
Credit for life experiences

Admission Deadlines

February 15

  • Fall application
  • SAT Reasoning / ACT scores
  • SAT Subject score
  • Transfer application (priority)

March 1

  • Applicants notification date

August 15

  • Transfer application (regular)

Campus Location

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