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McPherson, Kansas

McPherson College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into McPherson College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
48.5%
Admission Difficulty for McPherson College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into McPherson College and can I get accepted? The school has a 48% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in Kansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 522 out of 1,077 applicants were admitted making McPherson College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 44 percent. McPherson College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 39% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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McPherson College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1110-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT
22%
SAT Scores for McPherson College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1110
SAT Scores for McPherson College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1180

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

McPherson College typically requires applicants to be in the top 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 1040. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Kansas for highest average SAT composite score. 22 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

McPherson College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >61%
1180 to 1250 Avg + 48%-61%
1110 to 1180 Avg - 35%-48%
1040 to 1110 Reach 24%-35%
Less than 1040 Low <24%
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McPherson College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
71%
ACT Scores for McPherson College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for McPherson College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

McPherson College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >61%
22 to 24 Avg + 48%-61%
20 to 22 Avg - 35%-48%
18 to 20 Reach 24%-35%
Less than 18 Low <24%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.33*
Typical High School Grades
B+

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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to McPherson College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted McPherson College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 15% Good
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

Admission Statistics

McPherson College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 373 704 1,077
Accepted 151 371 522
Acceptance Rate 40% 53% 48%
Enrolled 66 136 202
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 44% 37% 39%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
254

Applicants have 254 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to McPherson College before the Aug 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

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

McPherson 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 McPherson College
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.