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How hard is it to get into MC and can I get accepted? The school has a 42% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Mississippi for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 909 out of 2,162 applicants were admitted making MC a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 43 percent. Mississippi College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 51% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Mississippi College 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. Mississippi College 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||560|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||1060|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||590|
|SAT Composite 75th||1230|
|Average SAT Score||1150|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Mississippi College?
Mississippi College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 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 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Mississippi for highest average SAT composite score. 9 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1230 and Above||Good||>55%|
|1145 to 1230||Avg +||42%-55%|
|1060 to 1145||Avg -||30%-42%|
|975 to 1060||Reach||20%-30%|
|Less than 975||Low||<20%|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||20|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||33|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||25|
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. The school ranks #3 in Mississippi for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 98 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Mississippi College.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>57%|
|25 to 29||Avg +||42%-57%|
|22 to 25||Avg -||31%-42%|
|19 to 22||Reach||23%-31%|
|Less than 19||Low||<23%|
What GPA do you need to get into Mississippi College?
Applicants require above average high school grades to get into MC. 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. The school ranks #3 in Mississippi for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to MC will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
57% of Mississippi College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||24%|
|Top 25% of class||42%|
|Top 50% of class||57%|
|Bottom 50% of class||43%|
|Bottom 25% of class||3%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||50%||54%||51%|
Applicants have 54 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2021.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Mississippi College is $25.
What are the requirements for admission to Mississippi College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
9% of students submit their SAT scores to MC. 98% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
42% of those who apply are granted admission to MC. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1230. 9% 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 22 and 29. 98% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.