Mount Mercy College Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Mount Mercy College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 672 out of 1,108 applicants or 61% were admitted making Mount Mercy College a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores. Mount Mercy University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 773 335 1,108
Accepted 482 190 672
Acceptance Rate 62% 57% 61%
Enrolled 174 61 235
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 32% 35%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Mount Mercy University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Mount Mercy College regularly accepts students with ACTs of 19 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 93 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Mount Mercy University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 560 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 545. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 575 out of 1600. 6 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 560 590
SAT Reading 20 30
SAT Math 540 560
ACT Composite 19 23
ACT English 18 23
ACT Math 18 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >73%
21 to 23 Avg + 61%-73%
19 to 21 Avg - 48%-61%
17 to 19 Reach 35%-48%
Less than 17 Low <35%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
590 and Above Good >73%
575 to 590 Avg + 61%-73%
560 to 575 Avg - 48%-61%
545 to 560 Reach 35%-48%
Less than 545 Low <35%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need above average high school grades to get into Mount Mercy University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Mount Mercy University was 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Mount Mercy College accepts 61% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 18% Good
3.50 to 3.75 24% Good
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 21% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 18% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 84 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Aug 14, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Mount Mercy University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=154013 IPEDS survey data for Mount Mercy University.

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