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How hard is it to get into Mount Mercy College and can I get accepted? The school has a 63% acceptance rate ranking it #12 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 885 out of 1,409 applicants were admitted making Mount Mercy College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. Mount Mercy University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||N/A|
|SAT Math 25th||N/A|
|SAT Composite 25th||N/A|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||N/A|
|SAT Math 75th||N/A|
|SAT Composite 75th||N/A|
|Average SAT Score||N/A|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||24|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||22|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Mount Mercy College?
Admission data indicates that Mount Mercy College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #17 in Iowa for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 98 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Mount Mercy University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>74%|
|22 to 25||Avg +||63%-74%|
|19 to 22||Avg -||50%-63%|
|16 to 19||Reach||37%-50%|
|Less than 16||Low||<37%|
What GPA do you need to get into Mount Mercy University?
Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Mount Mercy College. 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. The school ranks #16 in Iowa for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Mount Mercy College accepts 63% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
76% of Mount Mercy University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||12%|
|Top 25% of class||41%|
|Top 50% of class||76%|
|Bottom 50% of class||24%|
|Bottom 25% of class||2%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||27%||27%||27%|
Applicants have 219 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2021.
What are the requirements for admission to Mount Mercy University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
98% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
63% of those who apply are granted admission to Mount Mercy College. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 98% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.