Can I get into MC? The school has a 49% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,076 out of 2,175 applicants were admitted making MC a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 50 percent. Mississippi College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 53% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Mississippi College is a prized outcome for many students.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||520|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||1020|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||690|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1310|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Mississippi College?
Mississippi College typically requires applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 875. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1165 out of 1600. 8 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|
|1310 and Above||Good||>62%|
|1165 to 1310||Avg +||49%-62%|
|1020 to 1165||Avg -||36%-49%|
|875 to 1020||Reach||25%-36%|
|Less than 875||Low||<25%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||30|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||28|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into MC?
Admission data indicates that MC regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 93 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Mississippi College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>64%|
|24 to 28||Avg +||49%-64%|
|21 to 24||Avg -||38%-49%|
|18 to 21||Reach||28%-38%|
|Less than 18||Low||<28%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||51%||57%||53%|
What are the requirements for admission to Mississippi College and what considerations affect 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.