College of the Ozarks Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

College of the Ozarks
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College of the Ozarks Admissions Overview:

The College of the Ozarks has a low acceptance rate--with just 14% of applicants admitted each year, the school is selective. In addition to an application, interested students will need to submit scores from the SAT or ACT, high school transcripts, and recommendations. A personal interview is required and will be scheduled once the other materials are received.

Check out the school's website for more information.

Admissions Data (2016):

College of the Ozarks Description:

The College of the Ozarks is truly unique among U.S. colleges. Located on a large 1,000-acre campus in Point Lookout, Missouri, the College of the Ozarks describes itself as "Hard Work U" for a reason. Full-time students do not pay tuition, and the college does not participate in any federal loan programs. Instead, students work to cover many of their educational costs. The College of the Ozarks has much to brag about: it consistently ranks as a "best buy," and it is one of the most selective colleges in the U.S. The school is not for teenagers looking for a good party scene--the college has a "truly Christian environment," and alcohol and drugs are prohibited on and off campus, a combination that has earned College of the Ozarks a "stone-cold sober" reputation.

The college has an impressive 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and the curriculum has a liberal arts core. The College of the Ozarks is one of the seven members of the Work Colleges Consortium.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,517 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 99% Full-time

    Costs (2016 - 17):

    • Tuition and Fees: $18,930
    • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
    • Room and Board: $6,800
    • Other Expenses: $2,262
    • Total Cost: $28,992

    College of the Ozarks Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

    • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 100%
    • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
      • Grants: 100%
      • Loans: 0%
    • Average Amount of Aid
      • Grants: $14,847
      • Loans: $ -

    Academic Programs:

    • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Elementary Education, English, Nursing.

    Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

    • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 74%
    • Transfer Out Rate: 25%
    • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 54%
    • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 69%

    Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

    • Men's Sports: Cross Country, Track and Field, Basketball, Baseball
    • Women's Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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