Resources › For Students and Parents University of Missouri: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics Share Flipboard Email Print Sean Pavone/Getty Images For Students and Parents College Admissions Testing Graphs College Admissions Process College Profiles College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More by Allen Grove Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. Updated August 17, 2019 The University of Missouri is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 78%. Located in Columbia, Missouri, Mizzou is the flagship campus of the Missouri university system and is the largest university in the state. MU has many graduate programs and research centers which, combined with its commitment to graduate and undergraduate education, has earned the school membership in the Association of American Universities. The university's strength in the liberal arts and sciences have earned the school a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Social life at the university owes much to the 55 Greek organizations on campus. In athletics, the Missouri Tigers compete in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference (SEC). Considering applying to the University of Missouri? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students. Acceptance Rate During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, the University of Missouri had an acceptance rate of 78%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 78 were admitted, making Mizzou's admissions process somewhat competitive. Admissions Statistics (2017-18) Number of Applicants 18,948 Percent Admitted 78% Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 32% SAT Scores and Requirements The University of Missouri requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 10% of admitted students submitted SAT scores. SAT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile ERW 560 640 Math 530 650 ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing This admissions data tells us that most of Mizzou's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to the University of Missouri scored between 560 and 640, while 25% scored below 560 and 25% scored above 640. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 530 and 650, while 25% scored below 530 and 25% scored above 650. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1290 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Mizzou. Requirements Mizzou does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that University of Missouri does not superscore SAT results; your highest total SAT score will be considered. ACT Scores and Requirements Mizzou requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 90% of admitted students submitted ACT scores. ACT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile English 23 31 Math 22 27 Composite 23 29 This admissions data tells us that most of Mizzou's admitted students fall within the top 31% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to the University of Missouri received a composite ACT score between 23 and 29, while 25% scored above 29 and 25% scored below 23. Requirements Note that Mizzou does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. The University of Missouri does not require the ACT writing section. GPA The University of Missouri does not provide data about admitted students' high school GPAs. However, admissions data indicates that in 2018 thirty percent of admitted students ranked in the top ten percent of their high school class. Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph University of Missouri Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex. The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to the University of Missouri. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account. Admissions Chances The University of Missouri, which accepts over three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. Successful applicants tend to have standardized test scores and high school grades that are either average or above average. Admissions are not holistic, however, the university does look at the rigor of your high school courses, and you'll need to show that you have taken the minimum number of college preparatory classes. Also, admission to specific schools at MU may be more competitive than others. Finally, Mizzou is a large Division I athletic school, so special athletic talent can play a role in the admissions process. In the scattergram above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that the majority of successful applicants had high school grades in the "A" and "B" range, combined SAT scores of 1000 or higher (ERW+M), and ACT composite scores of 20 or better. Slightly higher scores increase your chances of receiving an acceptance letter considerably. 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