University of the Ozarks Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

University of the Ozarks Admissions Overview:

In 2015, the acceptance rate at the University of the Ozarks was 97%, making it a highly accessible school (although applicants do tend to have grades and standardized test scores that are average or better). Students interested in applying will need to submit an application, along with scores from the SAT or ACT. Applicants will also need to send in official high school transcripts. For complete information and instructions, check out the school website; or, if you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with the school's admissions office.

Admissions Data (2015):

  • University of the Ozarks Acceptance Rate: 97%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

University of the Ozarks Description:

The U of O was founded in 1834 as the Cane Hill School (so named because of its location in Cane Hill, Arkansas). This school evolved into College of the Ozarks (now in Clarksville); in the 1980s, the school became the University of the Ozarks. The school is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, and students can join a number of religious-based clubs on campus. U of O offers a range of majors--from sciences to education to fine arts. On the athletic front, the University of the Ozarks Eagles compete in the NCAA Division III, in the American Southwest Conference. Popular sports include basketball, soccer, and tennis.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 651 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2015 - 16):

  • Tuition and Fees: $24,440
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,100
  • Other Expenses: $4,385
  • Total Cost: $36,925

University of the Ozarks Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 92%
    • Loans: 66%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,505
    • Loans: $8,782

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Elementary Education, Biology, Sociology, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 26%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 43%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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University of the Ozarks Mission Statement:

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"True to our Christian heritage, we prepare those who seek to live life fully, those who seek the richness of life provided by study of the liberal arts and the quality of life provided by professional preparation.

We provide a uniquely supportive, academically sophisticated and challenging environment on a beautiful campus adjacent to the Ozark Mountains. Our first priority is the education of students who come to us from diverse religious, cultural, educational, and economic backgrounds."

University of the Ozarks profile last updated August 2015.

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