College of the Ozarks

Point Lookout, MO

The College of the Ozarks, founded in 1906, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts institution. Its 1,000-acre campus is located in Point Lookout, 40 miles south of Springfield.

Website: www.cofo.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,508
Undergraduate
Students
(55.1%) 831 Women
(44.9%) 677 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
16% of 2,879 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
December 31

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.69
SAT Math
580 average
SAT EBRW
600 average
ACT Composite
23 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
Not available ch
Tuition and Fees
Not reported
Room and Board
$7,400
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Freshman Award
$18,500
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
91
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Point Lookout Population
6,050
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
90% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Bobcats
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.7% Asian
0.7% Black/African-American
2.5% Hispanic/Latino
2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
91.3% White
2.1% Unknown
International Students
1.3% from 17 countries
First-Year Students Returning
73.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
55.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
25%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
8.5%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   3
History 3  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required February 15
SAT Only Considered if submitted February 15
ACT Only Recommended February 15
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
PO Box 17
City, State, Zip
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Phone
(417) 690-2636
Fax
(417) 335-2618
E-mail
admiss4@cofo.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
December 31
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
Medical history, financial statement required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
16% of 2,879 applicants were admitted
Women
14% of 1,823 applicants were admitted
Men
19% of 1,056 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
393 (88%) of 447 admitted students enrolled
Women
216 (87%) of 247 admitted students enrolled
Men
177 (89%) of 200 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
586
Students Accepting Wait List Position
584
Students Admitted From Wait List
24

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.69
3.75 and Above
49%
3.50 - 3.74
26%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
580 average
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
600 average
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
42%
Score of 500 - 600
58%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
6%
Score of 24 - 29
43%
Score of 18 - 23
50%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 25%
Top quarter: 62%
Top half: 96%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
5%
Class President
0%
Student Government Officer
0%

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
Not available ch
Tuition and Fees
Not reported
Room and Board
$7,400
Books and Supplies
$1,100
Other Expenses
$1,585
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline November 15
Award Notification
On or about July 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002500
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
361 (100.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
263 (72.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
263 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$18,500
Need-Based Gift
Received by 263 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,188
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 263 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,312
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,531 (100.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,366 (89.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,366 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$18,500
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,366 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,188
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,366 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,312
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Average amount $14,346

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
 
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Computer Science
  • Corrections
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Culinary Arts/Chef Training
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Information Technology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Printing Management
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager
  • Restaurant/Food Services Management
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Education, Agriculture
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Medical technology with Cox Medical Center Springfield, MO
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Summer session
Study Abroad
Not offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
91
Part-Time Faculty
52
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
38%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 86% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
551,245
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
402
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Point Lookout Population
6,050
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
1,000 acres

Weather

Temperature
20.4 average low in January, 84.4 average high in September
Rain
105 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Hollister
Nearest Train Station
 

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing
Students in College Housing
90% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
10%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
front gate closed 6 pm to 5 am, security checks cars for proper credentials for entry

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Bobcats
School Colors
Maroon and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x   x  
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, racquetball, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, young americans for freedom, chi alpha, baptist student union, agriculture club, fca
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,508
Women
831 (55.1%)
Men
677 (44.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,477
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.7% Asian
0.7% Black/African-American
2.5% Hispanic/Latino
2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
91.3% White
2.1% Unknown
International Students.
1.3% from 17 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
73.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
55.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
70.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
72.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
25%
Average Starting Salary
25%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
8.5%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 4%
Engineering 1%
Law 3%
Theology 2%
Arts and Sciences 4%
Medicine 2%
Education 2%
Other 2%

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