Cottey College

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Cottey College can be found in Nevada, MO, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The small size of enrollment, which is about 300 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

Students can report either the SAT or ACT exam scores to Cottey College. A score in the range of 1350 to 1670 on the SAT exam, or 19 to 25 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Cottey College average GPA ranges from 2.98 to 3.33 for accepted students. 71% of all applicants are granted admission to Cottey College, from which 38% choose to attend.

Overall Cottey College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Cottey College was reported as 70.6% in Fall 2013 with over 446 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: 1350 - 1670
  • ACT Scores: 19 - 25
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Cottey College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Cottey 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Cottey College has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 60.3%
  • 2010-2011: 60.3%
  • 2011-2012: 67.6%
  • 2012-2013: 66.1%
  • 2013-2014: 70.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 66.9%

How Does Cottey College Compare?

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National Avg

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

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Ottawa University-Ottawa98.9%
Cox College89.8%
Ecclesia College30.7%
Stephens College67.6%

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 Required
  • 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 Cottey College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 570
Math440 - 540
Writing450 - 560
Total Score1350 - 1670
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 24
Math17 - 24
Composite Score19 - 25
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