Resources › For Students and Parents University of the Ozarks Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs 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 College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated March 06, 2017 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 PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 420 / 540SAT Math: 430 / 520SAT Writing: 400 / 520What these SAT numbers meanACT Composite: 20 / 25ACT English: 20 / 26ACT Math: 18 / 25What these ACT numbers mean 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% Female97% Full-time Costs (2015 - 16): Tuition and Fees: $24,440Books: $1,000 (why so much?)Room and Board: $7,100Other Expenses: $4,385Total 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 AidGrants: 92%Loans: 66%Average Amount of AidGrants: $20,505Loans: $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 If You Like University of the Ozarks, You May Also Like These Schools: Hendrix CollegeJohn Brown UniversityHarding UniversitySouthern Arkansas UniversityCentral Baptist CollegeOuachita Baptist UniversityUniversity of TulsaBaylor UniversityArkansas State UniversityCollege of the OzarksArkansas Tech University University of the Ozarks Mission Statement: mission statement from http://www.ozarks.edu/about/mission.asp "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.