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. The small size of enrollment, which is approximately around 720 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 1000 (25th percentile) - 1240 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 20 (25th percentile) - 25 (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 3.06 - 3.33. About 60 percent of all students which applied were accepted at Stephens College, and from those that were granted acceptance about 20 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Stephens College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Stephens College was reported as 56.3% in Fall 2020 with over 992 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: 20 - 25
  • Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.33

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 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 Stephens College has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 61.0%
  • 2017-2018: 53.1%
  • 2018-2019: 58.9%
  • 2019-2020: 56.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 53.1%

How Does Stephens College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Stephens College is zero percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Westminster College96.3%
Hannibal-LaGrange University61.2%
William Jewell College46.1%
MacMurray College62.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records 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 Stephens College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading530 - 630
Math470 - 610
Total Score1000 - 1240
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 27
Math17 - 23
Composite Score20 - 25
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