University of Central Missouri Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

The University of Central Missouri was established in 1871 as the Normal School of Warrensburg. It was the first public institution of higher education in Johnson County and was founded by J.W. Jones, a former superintendent of public schools in Warrensburg, and William Hirth, a former state representative from Johnson County. The school was created by an act of the General Assembly to provide training for teachers and other school personnel. In 1906, the school changed its name to State Teacher’s College and began offering courses outside of teacher education.

In 1919, the college’s name changed again to Central Missouri State Teachers College and began offering four-year degrees for the first time. In 1945, it became Central Missouri State College (CMSC). During this period, CMSC experienced tremendous growth with the addition of new buildings and programs. In 1965, CMSC became Central Missouri State University (CMSU) as part of a statewide plan to expand higher education opportunities in Missouri.

In 2006-2007, CMSU celebrated its centennial anniversary with various events on campus including lectures from famous alumni such as astronaut Dr. Roger Crouch and Special Olympics founder Dr. Eunice Kennedy Shriver. The university also opened its newest building – Elliott Student Union – during this time which is now home to many student services including dining facilities and meeting spaces for campus organizations. Today, University of Central Missouri is a comprehensive regional university offering more than 150 majors across five colleges: College Arts & Sciences; Harmon College Business; College Education; College Health Science & Technology; and Honors College. Check USPRIVATESCHOOLSFINDER.COM for a list of private schools in Maine by county.

University of Central Missouri, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of University of Central Missouri. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about University of Central Missouri, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

The University of Central Missouri is a public university located in Warrensburg, Missouri. Founded in 1871, it has an enrollment of over 12,000 students and offers more than 150 degree programs. The university’s admissions process is competitive, with an acceptance rate of 75 percent. The mean GPA for incoming freshmen is 3.25, while the middle 50 percent range of ACT scores is 20-26. Additionally, the middle 50 percent range of SAT scores is 980-1180. The university also encourages prospective students to apply using the Common Application or Coalition Application, which can help streamline the admissions process. Furthermore, UCM provides a variety of financial aid options to assist students in paying for college expenses such as tuition and fees. These include grants and scholarships as well as work-study programs and loans. In addition to financial aid packages, UCM also offers a number of services to support student success such as career counseling and academic advising services. Finally, UCM has a strong student life program that includes over 200 student organizations as well as intramural sports teams and extracurricular activities to help students get involved with their community on campus and beyond.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 82%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 82%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 3,996
Female applicants 2,199
Male applicants 1,797
Applicants accepted 3,278
Female applicants accepted 1,803
Male applicants accepted 1,475
Freshman enrollment 1,570
Female freshman enrollment 864
Male freshman enrollment 706
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2022 High School Rank

Freshman students submitting high school class standing 87%

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 96%
Average high school GPA 3.3
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores N/A
SAT Critical Reading average score N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown N/A
SAT Math average score N/A
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: N/A
SAT Math score breakdown N/A
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 90%
Average ACT Composite score 22
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 19-24
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 19-25
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 18-24