Chances of getting into MacMurray College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for MacMurray College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into McMurry and can I get accepted? The school has a 55% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 719 out of 1,299 applicants were admitted making McMurry a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent. MacMurray College typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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McMurry SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for MacMurray College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 920
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 1010

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

MacMurray College typically requires applicants to be in the top 74 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 920 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 830. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1010 out of 1600. The school ranks #43 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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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 >68%
1005 to 1090 Avg + 55%-68%
920 to 1005 Avg - 42%-55%
835 to 920 Reach 30%-42%
Less than 835 Low <30%
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McMurry ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for MacMurray College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for MacMurray College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 20

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 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 #43 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 49 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to MacMurray College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

MacMurray College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >68%
20 to 22 Avg + 55%-68%
18 to 20 Avg - 42%-55%
16 to 18 Reach 30%-42%
Less than 16 Low <30%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You can get into MacMurray College 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 55% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

MacMurray College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 588 711 1,299
Accepted 338 381 719
Acceptance Rate 57% 54% 55%
Enrolled 75 96 171
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 25% 24%

Admission Requirements

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

MacMurray College Admission Requirements
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

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 IPEDS survey data for MacMurray College.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

55% 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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 920 and 1090. 76% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 22. 49% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.