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 930 to 1220 on the SAT exam, or 19 to 24 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 3.25 for accepted students. 46% of all applicants are granted admission to Cottey College, from which 35% choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Cottey College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Cottey College was reported as 46.0% in Fall 2020 with over 572 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

  • ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Cottey College has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 68.7%
  • 2017-2018: 64.1%
  • 2018-2019: 38.0%
  • 2019-2020: 46.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 46.4%

How Does Cottey College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Cottey College is twenty-three percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Ottawa University-Ottawa14.5%
William Jewell College46.1%

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
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Cottey College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 630
Math470 - 590
Total Score930 - 1220
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 24
Math16 - 23
Composite Score19 - 24
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