22 January 2018
Colleges Offering Assured/Automatic/Guaranteed Admissions
Did you know it's possible to be guaranteed admission to certain public universities based solely on your academic credentials?
While institutions like the University of California won’t guarantee you admission to a specific campus, the good news is that most will based on some combination of class rank, GPA and test scores.
For example, if you’re an Arizona resident interested in the University of Arizona, a 3.0+ GPA or top 25% class rank will assure you admission. Or if you’re a Texas resident interested in the University of Texas at Austin, a top 6% class rank will grant you automatic admission.
Better yet, assured admission often extends to non-residents as well. A top 10% class rank or 3.5+ GPA will assure admission to Washington State University, for example, or a 24+ ACT or 1160+ SAT will assure admission to the University of Missouri.
Of course, you’ll still need to complete an application and sweat the details, like making sure you’ve satisfied curriculum requirements and that your GPA is calculated appropriately. To help you understand the specifics, we’ve included links to program criteria for the public institutions listed.
If that’s still too much work, consider checking out College Kickstart. We track assured admission criteria for over 25 programs across the nation and will automatically flag situations where your academic credentials appear to meet assured admission criteria for schools on your list. It's a great way to take some of the stress out of the process!
Click on Continue Reading to see our list of selected institutions with assured admission programs.
Colleges with Assured/Automatic/Guaranteed Admissions
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|Arizona State University||AZ||Resident||Top 25% or 3.0+ GPA or 22+ ACT or 1120+ SAT||Link|
|Arizona State University||AZ||Non-Resident||Top 25% or 3.0+ GPA or 24+ ACT or 1180+ SAT||Link|
|Florida Public Universities||FL||Resident||Florida high schools graduates ranked in the top 20% are guaranteed admission to one of the 12 state universities, but not necessarily to the university of their choice||Link|
|Kansas State University||KS||Both||Varies||Link|
|Montana State University||MT||Both||2.5+ GPA or 22+ ACT or 1120+ SAT or Top 50% rank||Link|
|Oklahoma State University||OK||Both||Varies||Link|
|South Dakota School of Mines||SD||Both||2.75+ GPA and either 25+ ACT (25+ math) or 1200+ SAT (590+ math)||Link|
|Texas A&M University||TX||Both||Top 10% and other combinations||Link|
|Tulane University||LA||Resident||3.6+ GPA and either a 30+ ACT or 1400+ SAT; must apply early action or early decision||Link|
|University of Arizona||AZ||Resident||Top 25% or 3.0+ GPA||Link|
|University of California||CA||Resident||Top 9% of graduating class or of California students based on admissions index; does not guarantee admission to a specific campus||Link|
|University of Houston||TX||Both||Top 10% and other combinations; varies by department||Link|
|University of Iowa||IA||Resident||245+ Regent Admissions Index||Link|
|University of Iowa||IA||Non-Resident||255+ Regent Admissions Index||Link|
|University of Kansas||KS||Both||Varies||Link|
|University of Mississippi||MS||Both||Varies||Link|
|University of Missouri||MO||Both||24+ ACT or 1160+ SAT||Link|
|University of Montana||MT||Both||2.5+ GPA or 22+ ACT or 1120+ SAT or Top 50% rank||Link|
|University of Nevada - Las Vegas||NV||Both||3.0+ GPA or 22+ ACT or 1120+ SAT||Link|
|University of Nevada - Reno||NV||Both||3.0+ GPA or 22+ ACT or 1120+ SAT||Link|
|University of Texas - Austin||TX||Resident||Top 6%||Link|
|University of Wyoming||WY||Both||3.0+ GPA and either 21+ ACT or 980+ SAT||Link|
|Washington State University||WA||Both||Top 10% or 3.50+ GPA||Link|
Note: With the exception of UT Austin, all Texas residents ranked in the top 10% are automatically admitted to Texas public universities. Many also assure admission for other combinations of rank, GPA and test scores. Some but not all of the Texas publics are highlighted in the list above.
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