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Chances of getting into Mississippi College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
42%
Admission Difficulty for Mississippi College
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Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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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.

Test Requirements

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.

MC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1060-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
9%
SAT Scores for Mississippi College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for Mississippi College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1150

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Mississippi College admission chances by SAT score
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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MC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-29 
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 22
ACT Scores for Mississippi College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 25

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. 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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Mississippi College admission chances by ACT score
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%
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MC GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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.

 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Mississippi College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,379 783 2,162
Accepted 553 356 909
Acceptance Rate 40% 45% 42%
Enrolled 274 191 465
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 50% 54% 51%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
54

Applicants have 54 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Mississippi College is $25.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Mississippi College and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Mississippi College prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Mississippi College?

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.

What SAT score is required for Mississippi College?

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.

What ACT score is required for Mississippi College?

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.