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Messenger College Admission Requirements

Joplin, Missouri

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Your chances of getting into Messenger College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

50%
Admission Difficulty for Messenger College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Average 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Messenger College is 50%.  Its admission rate is the 7th lowest in Missouri.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Messenger College and can you get accepted?

Messenger College is a more competitive school to get into. You have a good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 4 out of the 8 who applied were admitted.

Messenger College typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students with an average GPA around 2.9. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the lower half of their high school class. Of those applicants who were admitted, 100% elected to enroll. This indicates that the school is the top choice for most students who apply.

Can you get into Messenger College?

50% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Messenger College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 2.9 or better
  • Earn B- grades in high school

Messenger College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

2.9

Typical High School Grades 

B-

What GPA do you need to get into Messenger College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Messenger College are to have around a 2.9 high school GPA. You can get into Messenger College with slightly below average high school grades.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Messenger College accepts 50% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Messenger College is 2.9 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B- letter grades and regularly score around 80-82 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #44 in Missouri for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Messenger College is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 2.9 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Messenger College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 0.01% Good
3.75 to 3.99 0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 33.33% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 0% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 0% Avg +
2.50 to 2.99 33.33% Avg -
2.00 to 2.49 33.33% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Messenger College SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Messenger College. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. .

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

Not Reported

Applicants Submitting SAT 

-
SAT Scores for Messenger College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile N/A
SAT Scores for Messenger College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Messenger College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

Not Reported

Applicants Submitting ACT 

-
ACT Scores for Messenger College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile N/A
ACT Scores for Messenger College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

High School Class Rank

100% of Messenger College freshman are in the lower half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Messenger College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 0%
Top 25% of class 0%
Top 50% of class 0%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Messenger College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6 2 8
Accepted 2 2 4
Acceptance Rate 33% 100% 50%
Enrolled 2 2 4
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 100% 100% 100%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jul 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

71

Applicants have 71 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Messenger College is $35.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Messenger College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Messenger College Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Recommendations Required to be considered for admission
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Messenger College
AP Credit No
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=417752 IPEDS survey data for Messenger College.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into Messenger College?

50% of those who apply are granted admission to Messenger College. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.