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Your chances of getting into Millsaps College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

67.8%
Admission Difficulty for Millsaps College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Millsaps is 67.8%.  Its admission rate is the 7th lowest in Mississippi.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Millsaps and can you get accepted?

Millsaps is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 1,499 out of the 2,210 who applied were admitted.

Millsaps College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.65. 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Millsaps?

68% 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.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Millsaps College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.65 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1240 on the SAT
  • Score 26 on the ACT

Millsaps GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.65

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into Millsaps College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Millsaps are to have around a 3.65 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Millsaps accepts 68% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Millsaps is 3.65 on the 4.0 scale. 24% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #1 in Mississippi for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Millsaps is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.6 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Millsaps College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 23.54% Good
3.75 to 3.99 25.49% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 25.49% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 9.8% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 9.15% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 3.92% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.96% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.65% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Millsaps SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Millsaps College. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 4% of students submitted SAT scores and 70% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1135-1354

Applicants Submitting SAT 

4%
SAT Scores for Millsaps College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 610
Math 25th Percentile 525
Composite 25th Percentile 1135
SAT Scores for Millsaps College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 699
Math 75th Percentile 655
Composite 75th Percentile 1354
Average SAT Score 1240

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Millsaps College?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Millsaps is 1240 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1135-1354. Students who get into Millsaps College score in the top 100 percent of all SAT test takers..  Millsaps ranks #1 in the state of Mississippi for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1240 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Millsaps regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1135 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1135, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 1030, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Millsaps College is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1240 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 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 1244, you have around a 68% chance of being admitted. A 1354 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 80% chance of getting in.

Millsaps College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1354 and Above Good >80%
1244 to 1354 Avg + 68%-80%
1135 to 1244 Avg - 53%-68%
1026 to 1135 Reach 37%-53%
Less than 1026 Low <37%
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Millsaps ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

22-30 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

70%
ACT Scores for Millsaps College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 22
Math 25th Percentile 20
Composite 25th Percentile 22
ACT Scores for Millsaps College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 30
Math 75th Percentile 28
Composite 75th Percentile 30
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Millsaps?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Millsaps is 26, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 22 and 30.  The school ranks #1 in Mississippi for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 26. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 22 and score in the score in the top 37 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 18.

Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 70 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Millsaps College.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Millsaps College is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Millsaps for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 26 score has around 68% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 80% with a 30 ACT score.

Millsaps College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
30 and Above Good >80%
26 to 30 Avg + 68%-80%
22 to 26 Avg - 53%-68%
18 to 22 Reach 37%-53%
Less than 18 Low <37%
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Applying

Admission Statistics

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

Millsaps College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,173 1,037 2,210
Accepted 822 677 1,499
Acceptance Rate 70% 65% 68%
Enrolled 67 125 192
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 8% 18% 13%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jul 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

36

Applicants have 36 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Millsaps College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Millsaps College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Millsaps College Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not required for admission, but considered if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Millsaps College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Millsaps is moderately competitive, you have a strong chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.65 GPA, you have a very good likelihood of getting in. A 1240 on the SAT and 26 on the ACT will further lock in your application.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Millsaps College often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=175980 IPEDS survey data for Millsaps College.

FAQs

Does Millsaps College prefer SAT or ACT?

4% of students submit their SAT scores to Millsaps. 70% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Millsaps College?

68% of those who apply are granted admission to Millsaps. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Millsaps College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1135 and 1354. The average SAT score is 1244. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Millsaps College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 30. The average ACT score is 26. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.