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  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
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A+
College of the Ozarks is a highly rated private, Christian college located in Oliver Township, Missouri. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,533 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the College of the Ozarks acceptance rate is 12%. Popular majors include Business, Agricultural Business, and Animal Sciences and Husbandry. Graduating 66% of students, College of the Ozarks alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,900.
100 Opportunity Avenue
Point Lookout, MO 65726
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About College of the Ozarks...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Association of Independent Institutions

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.

The College Admissions

Acceptance Rate
12%
Application Deadline
December 31
SAT Range
1190-1300
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$13,077/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$16,414/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

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
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,533Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
32
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
62%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
  • Open minded and eager to be involved
    38%
  • Religious
    31%
  • Close minded
    23%
  • Racist
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.28 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.34 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
  • Hard Work U
    58%
  • Earn it to Learn it
    11%
  • Cult that does not follow scripture.
    5%
  • Fast-paced
    5%
  • Racist
    5%
  • Righteously indignant
    5%
  • Strict
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
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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Attending College of the Ozarks is an incredible opportunity. It is a somewhat small, Christian college with a work study program that allows you to work on campus in order to pay for your tuition. The faculty and staff are incredibly personable, willing to help you in every aspect of your life. Although it does take a lot of hard work to attend this college successfully, the reward of graduating debt-free is more than adequate. I love the atmosphere!
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The friends I've made and my amazing professors and supervisors have made this place worthwhile for me. Honestly, they're the reason I haven't dropped out, even when I got really close.
The rules are restricting, I'm expected to behave like an adult while being treated like a child. The dorms are often tiny and infested with roaches and mold. I personally have had numerous issues with AC/heating. The food is hit or miss at best. The campus itself is beautiful but it serves to provide a certain image. And if you don't fit into the "perfect" mold, you'll know it.
There's an atmosphere of toxic patriotism that I've struggled with my whole time here. As someone more left-leaning politically, I have been shut down and dismissed by my own peers for just sharing my opinion, to the point where even my personal character has been judged. Not ideal in an environment meant for growth and learning. This won't ever change but it's definitely worth noting and has changed my view of CofO over time.
I loved visiting the campus. The students were very friendly and gave a wonderful tour. Also, there were lots of fun filled activities and the atmosphere was very comfortable and relaxing.
They are more than helpful with any questions you may have about the college, academics, campus life..etc. It's an amazing clean, safe, Christ-centered and hardworking environment.
There is nothing I disliked about the college!