22 January 2018

Colleges Offering Assured/Automatic/Guaranteed Admissions

Posted in Your College List

guaranteeDid 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

College Kickstart LLC

InstitutionStateResidencyCriteriaLink
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.