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McPherson College Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into McPherson College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 477 out of 656 applicants or 73% were admitted making McPherson College a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores. Only 41% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 277 379 656
Accepted 185 292 477
Acceptance Rate 67% 77% 73%
Enrolled 64 130 194
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 45% 41%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to McPherson College 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 McPherson College regularly accepts students with ACTs of 15 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 10 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 80 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to McPherson College.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 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 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. 17 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 980 1200
SAT Reading 500 630
SAT Math 480 570
ACT Composite 15 24
ACT English 18 23
ACT Math 17 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >83%
19 to 24 Avg + 73%-83%
15 to 19 Avg - 63%-73%
11 to 15 Reach 51%-63%
Less than 11 Low <51%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1200 and Above Good >82%
1090 to 1200 Avg + 73%-82%
980 to 1090 Avg - 61%-73%
870 to 980 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 870 Low <48%

Estimated GPA Requirements

McPherson College has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 71 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Aug 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to McPherson College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor 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 No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=155511 IPEDS survey data for McPherson College.



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