McNeese Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into McNeese State University
How hard is it to get into McNeese and can I get accepted? The school has a 70% acceptance rate ranking it #13 in Louisiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,267 out of 3,224 applicants were admitted making McNeese a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 58 percent. McNeese State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 61% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by McNeese State University is a prized outcome for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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McNeese SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT11%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||490|
|SAT Math 25th||480|
|SAT Composite 25th||970|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||570|
|SAT Math 75th||570|
|SAT Composite 75th||1140|
|Average SAT Score||1060|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to McNeese State University?
McNeese State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 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 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. The school ranks #10 in Louisiana for highest average SAT composite score. 11 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|
|1140 and Above||Good||>80%|
|1055 to 1140||Avg +||70%-80%|
|970 to 1055||Avg -||58%-70%|
|885 to 970||Reach||45%-58%|
|Less than 885||Low||<45%|
McNeese ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT93%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||26|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||22|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into McNeese?
Admission data indicates that McNeese 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 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in Louisiana for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 93 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to McNeese State University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>82%|
|22 to 25||Avg +||70%-82%|
|20 to 22||Avg -||60%-70%|
|18 to 20||Reach||50%-60%|
|Less than 18||Low||<50%|
Avg. High School GPA3.36
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need above average high school grades to get into McNeese State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at McNeese State University was 3.36 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 in Louisiana for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as McNeese accepts 70% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||17%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||19%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||15%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||19%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||4%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
72% of McNeese State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||18%|
|Top 25% of class||41%|
|Top 50% of class||72%|
|Bottom 50% of class||28%|
|Bottom 25% of class||6%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||61%||60%||61%|
Applications are DueAug 18, 2020
Days left to Apply212
Applicants have 212 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 18, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to McNeese before the Aug 18 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|May 2||May 15|
|Jun 6||Jul 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
|Jul 18||Jul 28|
What are the requirements for admission to McNeese State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor 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=159717 IPEDS survey data for McNeese State University.
Frequently Asked Questions
11% of students submit their SAT scores to McNeese. 93% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
70% of those who apply are granted admission to McNeese. Admission competition is low 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 970 and 1140. 11% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.