University of Central Missouri Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Diemer Residence Hall at the University of Central Missouri
Diemer Residence Hall at the University of Central Missouri. Jo Naylor / Flickr

University of Central Missouri Admissions Overview:

The University of Central Missouri had an acceptance rate of 79% in 2015, and the school is accessible to the majority of students who take academics seriously. Those who want to attend UCM will need to submit an application, ACT or SAT scores, and high school transcripts. Before applying, students are encouraged to take a tour of the campus to see if the school will be a good fit.

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Admissions Data (2016):

  • University of Central Missouri Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

University of Central Missouri Description:

Founded in 1871, the University of Central Missouri is located on a 1,561-acre campus in the town of Warrensburg, Missouri. Kansas City is about 50 miles to the northwest. 88% of UCM students are Missouri residents. Students can choose from 150 programs of study, and professional fields in business, nursing, criminal justice, and education are among the most popular with undergraduates. Academics at UCM are supported by a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 23.

Outside of the classroom, students can join a number of clubs and organizations, including academic groups, recreational clubs, and performing arts groups. On the athletic front, the UCM Mules and Jennies compete in the NCAA Division II Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). The university fields 16 intercollegiate teams.

Popular sports include track and field, football, golf, soccer, and basketball.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 13,988 (9,786 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 80% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,342 (in-state); $13,767 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,350
  • Other Expenses: $2,400
  • Total Cost: $19,092 (in-state); $25,517 (out-of-state)

University of Central Missouri Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 87%
    • Loans: 66%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,238
    • Loans: $6,438

Academic Programs:

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 71%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 27%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 32%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 53%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Football, Golf, Wrestling, Baseball, Cross Country, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Golf, Softball, Soccer, Track and Field, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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