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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A+
College of the Ozarks is ...
Private not-for-profit, Evangelical
Athletic Division
NCCAA Division I
Athletic Conference
Association of Independent Institutions
Address
100 Opportunity Avenue
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Website
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College of the Ozarks Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
14%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1025-1159
ACT Range
21-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$13,308/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,454/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,830/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,135/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,052/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,127/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,499Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
64%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Open minded and eager to be involved
    45%
  • Religious
    36%
  • Close minded
    18%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life.22 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.28 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Hard Work U
    69%
  • Earn it to Learn it
    15%
  • Righteously indignant
    8%
  • Unique
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
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College of the Ozarks Reviews

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College of the Ozarks provides education with free tuition. To "pay" for your tuition you work 15 hours a week along with classes. The opportunities for work, paid trips, etc at College of the Ozark are extremely wide and varied. The efforts to help students graduate debt free are amazing. This college certainly requires a good work ethic and attitude to thrive. I didn't think the rules were very strict, but I heard a lot of kids complaining about them. So you have to come in knowing you are getting a good deal. Make the most out of the opportunities you are given!
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I encountered many things that I did not know, in going there, despite much research. I had toxic black mold in my dorm room, and became severely ill. Administration did not want to address the problem. Eventually I moved dorm rooms, but still months later I am suffering from the health damages that were done to me. The college has 15 hour a week work requirement, but are not flexible or understanding with the schedules, and I often only get 4 hours of sleep a night as I have to close and open my facility on back to back to back days. This college is basically like a glorified high school. If you loved high school and want an environment most of your day is planned out for you, with limited free time, and lots of micromanaging, then this is the place for you! But it you are like me and you like you independence, do not come here. What I thought would be a wonderful experience for me has been a terrible one.
Would highly recommend the College of the Ozarks to any student seeking to make connections throughout their college career. CofO brings in highly distinguished speakers and visitors often, and leaves open opportunity for students to engage with them. The biggest thing I would like to see changed here is the student meal plans: not every body needs to pay for three meals a day they likely don't have the time for. We are too busy working! #hardworkU