University of Missouri-St Louis (UMSL)

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UMSL can be found in Saint Louis, MO, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Nearly seventeen thousand students are enrolled at University of Missouri-St Louis.

Most of the students that got into University of Missouri-St Louis had an SAT score within the range of 1030 - 1230, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 21 - 27. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the UMSL average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.45 for accepted students. 73% of all students that apply are granted admission to UMSL, from which 25 percent choose to enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected UMSL acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 68%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UMSL Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Missouri-St Louis was reported as 73.0% in Fall 2020 with over 2,450 applications submitted to UMSL. 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

  • UMSL ACT Scores: 21 - 27
  • UMSL Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Missouri-St Louis?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of University of Missouri-St Louis 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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Missouri-St Louis has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 70.6%
  • 2017-2018: 75.9%
  • 2018-2019: 72.6%
  • 2019-2020: 73.0%
  • Projected UMSL Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 68.0%

How Does UMSL Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Missouri-St Louis is twenty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Washington University in St Louis13.9%
Saint Louis University-Main Campus58.3%
Webster University56.9%
Missouri Baptist University61.0%
Maryville University of Saint Louis82.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • 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 UMSL (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 610
Math520 - 620
Total Score1030 - 1230
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 28
Math20 - 26
Composite Score21 - 27
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