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MUW Admission Requirements

Columbus, Mississippi

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Chances of getting into Mississippi University for Women

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
99%
Admission Difficulty for Mississippi University for Women
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
How hard is it to get into MUW and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at MUW is 99%.  It ranks #15 in Mississippi for lowest rate of acceptance. Mississippi University for Women is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 511 out of 516 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 59 percent (SAT 990/1300 ACT 19/24). Mississippi University for Women typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.49. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 37% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The MUW application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jul 15.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Mississippi University for Women is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

MUW SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
990-1300
Applicants Submitting SAT
1%
SAT Scores for Mississippi University for Women
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for Mississippi University for Women
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1300
Average SAT Score 1150

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Mississippi University for Women typically prefers applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 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 830. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. MUW ranks #5 in Mississippi for highest average SAT composite score. 1 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Mississippi University for Women admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1300 and Above Good >99%
1145 to 1300 Avg + 99%-99%
990 to 1145 Avg - 98%-99%
835 to 990 Reach 97%-98%
Less than 835 Low <97%
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MUW ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
99%
ACT Scores for Mississippi University for Women
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Mississippi University for Women
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into MUW?

Admission data indicates that MUW regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 in Mississippi for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 99 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Mississippi University for Women.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Mississippi University for Women admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >99%
21 to 24 Avg + 99%-99%
19 to 21 Avg - 98%-99%
17 to 19 Reach 98%-98%
Less than 17 Low <98%
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MUW 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 University for Women?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into MUW. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Mississippi University for Women was 3.49 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 in Mississippi for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.49 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as MUW accepts 99% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

Similar Requirements

High School Class Rank

54% of Mississippi University for Women freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Mississippi University for Women students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 24%
Top 25% of class 54%
Top 50% of class 84%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Mississippi University for Women admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 433 83 516
Accepted 429 82 511
Acceptance Rate 99% 99% 99%
Enrolled 152 38 190
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 46% 37%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
10

Applicants have 10 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Mississippi University for Women is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Mississippi University for Women and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Mississippi University for Women Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Mississippi University for Women
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=176035 IPEDS survey data for Mississippi University for Women.

FAQs

Does Mississippi University for Women prefer SAT or ACT?

1% of students submit their SAT scores to MUW. 99% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Mississippi University for Women?

99% of those who apply are granted admission to MUW. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Mississippi University for Women?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 990 and 1300. 1% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Mississippi University for Women?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 24. 99% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.