|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
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How hard is it to get into McNeese and can I get accepted? The school has a 81% acceptance rate ranking it #18 in Louisiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,899 out of 2,352 applicants were admitted making McNeese State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent. McNeese State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 64% 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.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. McNeese State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||510|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||1010|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||630|
|SAT Composite 75th||1240|
|Average SAT Score||1130|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to McNeese State University?
McNeese State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 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 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in Louisiana for highest average SAT composite score. 11 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1240 and Above||Good||>88%|
|1125 to 1240||Avg +||81%-88%|
|1010 to 1125||Avg -||71%-81%|
|895 to 1010||Reach||60%-71%|
|Less than 895||Low||<60%|
|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||25|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||24|
|Average ACT Score||22|
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 24 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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|24 and Above||Good||>88%|
|22 to 24||Avg +||81%-88%|
|20 to 22||Avg -||71%-81%|
|18 to 20||Reach||60%-71%|
|Less than 18||Low||<60%|
What GPA do you need to get into McNeese State University?
Applicants require above average high school grades to get into McNeese. 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 grades are above the average 3.36 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as McNeese accepts 81% of all applicants.
|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|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
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)||64%||64%||64%|
Applicants have 110 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 15, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to McNeese State University is $20.
What are the requirements for admission to McNeese State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
11% of students submit their SAT scores to McNeese. 93% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
81% of those who apply are granted admission to McNeese. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1240. 11% 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 20 and 24. 93% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.