University of Central Missouri (Central)

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Central can be found in Warrensburg, MO, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Central has an enrollment of about twelve thousand students.

Many of the students that got into Central have scored in-between 19 to 25 on the ACT exam. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Central average GPA ranges from 2.98 to 3.33 for accepted students. Central has an acceptance rate of around 65 percent with 34 percent of applicants choosing to continue on and enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the Central acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 70%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Central Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Central Missouri was reported as 65.0% in Fall 2020 with over 5,700 applications submitted to Central. 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

  • Central ACT Scores: 19 - 25
  • Central Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Central Missouri?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Central, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

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 University of Central Missouri has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 74.6%
  • 2017-2018: 83.6%
  • 2018-2019: 86.0%
  • 2019-2020: 65.0%
  • Projected Central Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 70.4%

How Does Central Compare?

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The acceptance rate for University of Central Missouri is fifteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Missouri-Kansas City61.3%
Pittsburg State University95.6%
Truman State University62.6%
Missouri University of Science and Technology79.2%
Missouri Southern State University94.1%

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 Recommended
  • 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 Central (Fall 2020)

ACT®Score Range
English18 - 25
Math17 - 25
Composite Score19 - 25
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