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Chances of getting into MacMurray College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
62.4%
Admission Difficulty for MacMurray College
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Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into McMurry and can I get accepted? The school has a 62% acceptance rate ranking it #26 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 749 out of 1,201 applicants were admitted making McMurry a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 70 percent. MacMurray College typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. MacMurray College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

McMurry SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
940-1090
Applicants Submitting SAT
76%
SAT Scores for MacMurray College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for MacMurray College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1090
Average SAT Score 1020

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to MacMurray College?

MacMurray College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 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 860. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. The school ranks #42 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 76 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

MacMurray College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1090 and Above Good >74%
1015 to 1090 Avg + 62%-74%
940 to 1015 Avg - 49%-62%
865 to 940 Reach 36%-49%
Less than 865 Low <36%
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McMurry ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
49%
ACT Scores for MacMurray College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for MacMurray College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 20
ACT Math 75th 20
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into McMurry?

Admission data indicates that McMurry regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 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 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #44 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 49 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to MacMurray College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

MacMurray College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >76%
19 to 22 Avg + 62%-76%
17 to 19 Avg - 52%-62%
15 to 17 Reach 41%-52%
Less than 15 Low <41%
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McMurry GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.73
Typical High School Grades
B-

What GPA do you need to get into MacMurray College?

You can get into McMurry with below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at MacMurray College was 2.73 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #53 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as McMurry accepts 62% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted MacMurray College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 5% Good
3.50 to 3.75 4% Good
3.25 to 3.50 7% Good
3.00 to 3.25 12% Good
2.75 to 3.00 21% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 46% Avg +
2.25 to 2.50 5% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

MacMurray College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 512 678 1,201
Accepted 352 394 749
Acceptance Rate 69% 58% 62%
Enrolled 72 84 156
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 21% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to MacMurray College is $0.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to MacMurray College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

MacMurray College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at MacMurray College
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=146825 IPEDS survey data for MacMurray College.

FAQs

Does MacMurray College prefer SAT or ACT?

76% of students submit their SAT scores to McMurry. 49% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into MacMurray College?

62% of those who apply are granted admission to McMurry. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for MacMurray College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 940 and 1090. 76% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for MacMurray College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 22. 49% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.