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Whether you love to create, have a knack for business or even if you’re unsure where your passions lie, at Ozarks we’ll help your promise find its purpose and give you the tools to move forward: Informed; Empowered; and Prepared.

Admission Criteria

We want you to go boldly into the future, using the things that make you different to make a difference in the world. 

Applicants are evaluated on an individual basis. We take a more holistic approach, taking into account courses and grades, GPA, ACT or SAT test scores, and volunteer or service activities in your school or the community.

More importantly, our admission staff will work with you to ensure that Ozarks is the best place to enhance who you are for the future you want. Feel free to contact us with further questions.

No matter where you’re coming from, at University of the Ozarks we’ll meet you where you are, and give you the tools to go further.


1. Fill out the application.

Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants are typically notified of the admission decision within two weeks of the file being completed for review.

2. Send your transcripts.

For the purposes of admission, we accept official high school transcripts. They must be sent from your school to our Office of Admission, and it must bear your school's stamp. Official transcripts can also be sent from an electronic service directly from your school.

3. Send your test scores.

Request an official test score report from ACT using school code 0120. Request an official test score report from SAT using school code 6111.

We know college is a huge financial decision and it’s one you should take seriously. College is an investment in how you want to live the rest of your life. It impacts your professional choices, your future income, and your personal life.

Costs & Aid

Ozarks can provide the foundation for a meaningful life at an affordable price. We work with each student to find a way to make it work.

Discover why the Cost of Attendance can get substantially lower when Ozarks helps you with Making College Affordable. We can also help you  Know the Jargon, so you can better navigate the world of financial aid.