McPherson College Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into McPherson College
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
Applicants Submitting SAT22%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||600|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1110|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||680|
|SAT Math 75th||570|
|SAT Composite 75th||1250|
|Average SAT Score||1180|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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.
|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%|
McPherson College ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT71%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.33*
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|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|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||44%||37%||39%|
Applications are DueAug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply254
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|
What are the requirements for admission to McPherson College and what considerations affect 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|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=155511 IPEDS survey data for McPherson College.