|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into McPherson College and can I get accepted? The school has a 77% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in Kansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 942 out of 1,222 applicants were admitted making McPherson College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 59 percent. McPherson College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
Find out which students are getting accepted at McPherson College, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.
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|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||480|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||990|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||590|
|SAT Math 75th||580|
|SAT Composite 75th||1170|
|Average SAT Score||1080|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to McPherson College?
McPherson College typically requires applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in Kansas for highest average SAT composite score. 23 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1170 and Above||Good||>85%|
|1080 to 1170||Avg +||77%-85%|
|990 to 1080||Avg -||66%-77%|
|900 to 990||Reach||54%-66%|
|Less than 900||Low||<54%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||23|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||23|
|Average ACT Score||21|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into McPherson College?
Admission data indicates that McPherson 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 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. The school ranks #13 in Kansas for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 71 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to McPherson College.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|23 and Above||Good||>85%|
|21 to 23||Avg +||77%-85%|
|19 to 21||Avg -||66%-77%|
|17 to 19||Reach||54%-66%|
|Less than 17||Low||<54%|
You will need above average high school grades to get into McPherson College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at McPherson College was 3.33 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 in Kansas for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.33 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as McPherson College accepts 77% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||15%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||35%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||24%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||11%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||N/A%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.33 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||12%||22%||19%|
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Aug 1, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to McPherson College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|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|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
|Subject||Percent of Class|
Baldwin City, Kansas
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=155511 IPEDS survey data for McPherson College.
23% of students submit their SAT scores to McPherson College. 71% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
77% of those who apply are granted admission to McPherson College. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 990 and 1170. 23% 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 19 and 23. 71% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.