MC Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Mississippi College
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
Applicants Submitting SAT9%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||520|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1030|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1240|
|Average SAT Score||1140|
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 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.
|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%|
MC ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT98%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||20|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.49
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|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|
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)||59%||65%||61%|
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.
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.