Chances of getting into Mississippi College

Mississippi College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
38.4%
Admission Difficulty for Mississippi College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into MC and can I get accepted? The school has a 38% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Mississippi for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 851 out of 2,216 applicants were admitted making MC a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent. Mississippi College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 61% 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.

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MC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
9%
SAT Scores for Mississippi College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Mississippi College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1140

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

Mississippi College typically requires applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 920. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in Mississippi for highest average SAT composite score. 9 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Mississippi College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >51%
1135 to 1240 Avg + 38%-51%
1030 to 1135 Avg - 26%-38%
925 to 1030 Reach 17%-26%
Less than 925 Low <17%
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MC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
98%
ACT Scores for Mississippi College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Mississippi College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 24

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 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. The school ranks #5 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Mississippi College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >53%
24 to 28 Avg + 38%-53%
21 to 24 Avg - 28%-38%
18 to 21 Reach 20%-28%
Less than 18 Low <20%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Mississippi College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

High School Class Rank

57% of Mississippi College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Mississippi College students
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%

Admission Statistics

Mississippi College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,438 778 2,216
Accepted 533 318 851
Acceptance Rate 37% 41% 38%
Enrolled 315 208 523
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 59% 65% 61%

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

9% of students submit their SAT scores to MC. 98% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

38% of those who apply are granted admission to MC. Admission competition is high 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 1030 and 1240. 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 21 and 28. 98% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.