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MC Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

39%
Admission Difficulty for Mississippi College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionHigh

Can I get into MC? The school has a 39% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,139 out of 2,918 applicants were admitted making MC a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent. Mississippi College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 50% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Mississippi College is a prized outcome for many students.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1140-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
12%
SAT Scores for Mississippi College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1140
SAT Scores for Mississippi College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1350
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Mississippi College?

Mississippi College typically requires applicants to be in the top 34 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 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 1035. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1245 out of 1600. 12 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Mississippi College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >52%
1245 to 1350 Avg + 39%-52%
1140 to 1245 Avg - 27%-39%
1035 to 1140 Reach 18%-27%
Less than 1035 Low <18%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
22-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
94%
ACT Scores for Mississippi College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Mississippi College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 29
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into MC?

Admission data indicates that MC regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 94 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Mississippi College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Mississippi College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >54%
25 to 29 Avg + 39%-54%
22 to 25 Avg - 29%-39%
19 to 22 Reach 20%-29%
Less than 19 Low <20%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.49
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Mississippi College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Mississippi College was 3.49 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to MC will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Mississippi College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 32% Good
3.50 to 3.75 31% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 6% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 9% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

Mississippi College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,857 1,061 2,918
Accepted 710 429 1,139
Acceptance Rate 38% 40% 39%
Enrolled 347 223 570
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 49% 52% 50%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Mississippi College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Mississippi College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

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

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=176053 IPEDS survey data for Mississippi College.