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Mid-Continent University Admission Requirements

Mayfield, Kentucky

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Your chances of getting into Mid Continent University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Mid Continent University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Mid-Continent University is 87.1%.  Its admission rate is the 20th lowest in Kentucky.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Mid-Continent University and can you get accepted?

Mid Continent University is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 365 out of the 419 who applied were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 84 percent (SAT 830/1080 ACT 15/24). Mid Continent University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.13. Of those applicants who were admitted, 72% enrolled. This indicates that the school is a top choice for many students who apply.

Can you get into Mid-Continent University?

87% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Mid Continent University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.13 or better
  • Earn B grades in high school
  • Score 960 on the SAT
  • Score 19 on the ACT
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

Mid-Continent University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Mid Continent University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Mid-Continent University are to have around a 3.13 high school GPA. You need about average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.13 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Mid-Continent University accepts 87% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Mid-Continent University is 3.13 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B letter grades and regularly score around 83-86 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #25 in Kentucky for highest average GPA.

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*This school has not published high school GPA data for its incoming freshman class. In these cases, CollegeSimply uses an algorithm to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of college GPA data. 3.13 is a prediction of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Mid-Continent University SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Mid Continent University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Mid Continent University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 420
Math 25th Percentile 410
Composite 25th Percentile 830
SAT Scores for Mid Continent University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 550
Math 75th Percentile 530
Composite 75th Percentile 1080
Average SAT Score 960

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Mid Continent University?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Mid-Continent University is 960 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 830-1080. Students who get into Mid Continent University score in the top 87 percent of all SAT test takers..  Mid-Continent University ranks #20 in the state of Kentucky for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 960 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Mid-Continent University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 830 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 830, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 700, but scores this low are outside the normal range. 2 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

View other colleges which accept students in the 960 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 955, you have around a 87% chance of being admitted. A 1080 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 93% chance of getting in.

Mid Continent University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1080 and Above Good >93%
955 to 1080 Avg + 87%-93%
830 to 955 Avg - 78%-87%
705 to 830 Reach 65%-78%
Less than 705 Low <65%
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Mid-Continent University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Mid Continent University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 13
Math 25th Percentile 15
Composite 25th Percentile 15
ACT Scores for Mid Continent University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 24
Math 75th Percentile 23
Composite 75th Percentile 24
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Mid-Continent University?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Mid-Continent University is 19, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 15 and 24.  The school ranks #20 in Kentucky for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 19. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 15 and score in the score in the top 81 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 10.

Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 70 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Mid Continent University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Mid-Continent University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 19 score has around 87% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 93% with a 24 ACT score.

Mid Continent University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >93%
19 to 24 Avg + 87%-93%
15 to 19 Avg - 79%-87%
11 to 15 Reach 68%-79%
Less than 11 Low <68%
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Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Mid Continent University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 233 186 419
Accepted 208 157 365
Acceptance Rate 89% 84% 87%
Enrolled 151 111 262
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 73% 71% 72%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Mid Continent University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Mid Continent University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Mid Continent University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Mid Continent University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Mid Continent University is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.13 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 960 and ACT of 19 will almost guarantee your admission.

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=157359 IPEDS survey data for Mid Continent University.


Does Mid Continent University prefer SAT or ACT?

2% of students submit their SAT scores to Mid-Continent University. 70% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Mid Continent University?

87% of those who apply are granted admission to Mid-Continent University. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Mid Continent University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 830 and 1080. The average SAT score is 955. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Mid Continent University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 15 and 24. The average ACT score is 19. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.