Stephens College

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Stephens College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Columbia, MO, a predominately urban area. About a thousand students are enrolled at Stephens College.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 1290 (25th percentile) - 1800 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 19 (25th percentile) - 26 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants accepted to this school. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Stephens College average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.89 - 3.45. About 70 percent of all students which applied were accepted at Stephens College, and from those that were granted acceptance about 32 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Stephens College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Stephens College was reported as 67.6% in Fall 2013 with over 783 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1290 - 1800
  • ACT Scores: 19 - 26
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Stephens College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Stephens College is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Stephens College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 72.0%
  • 2010-2011: 92.8%
  • 2011-2012: 68.3%
  • 2012-2013: 70.0%
  • 2013-2014: 67.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 71.7%

How Does Stephens College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Stephens College is twenty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Culver-Stockton College59.3%
MacMurray College74.9%
Cox College89.8%
Blackburn College68.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Stephens College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 630
Math410 - 580
Writing440 - 590
Total Score1290 - 1800
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 27
Math17 - 24
Composite Score19 - 26
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