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Your chances of getting into Marymount Manhattan College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Marymount Manhattan College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at MMC is 76.9%.  Its admission rate is the 94th lowest in New York.

Admission Selectivity

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

Marymount Manhattan College is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 5,229 out of the 6,799 who applied were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 44 percent on standardized admission tests. Marymount Manhattan College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.45. 9% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into MMC?

77% 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.

Admission Requirements in Brief

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

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.45 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1150 on the SAT
  • Score 24 on the ACT
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers


GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Marymount Manhattan College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into MMC are to have around a 3.45 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.45 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as MMC accepts 77% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at MMC is 3.45 on the 4.0 scale. 20% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #56 in New York for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since MMC 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 3.5 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 Marymount Manhattan College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 20.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 17.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 17.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 14.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 12.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 13.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 6.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 1.0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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MMC SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Marymount Manhattan College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 22% of students submitted SAT scores and 10% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Marymount Manhattan College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 530
Math 25th Percentile 520
Composite 25th Percentile 1050
SAT Scores for Marymount Manhattan College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 650
Math 75th Percentile 603
Composite 75th Percentile 1253
Average SAT Score 1150

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Marymount Manhattan College?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at MMC is 1150 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1050-1253. Students who get into Marymount Manhattan College score in the top 51 percent of all SAT test takers..  MMC ranks #60 in the state of New York for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1150 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. MMC regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1050 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1050, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 950, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Marymount Manhattan College is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1150 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1151, you have around a 77% chance of being admitted. A 1253 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 86% chance of getting in.

Marymount Manhattan College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1253 and Above Good >86%
1151 to 1253 Avg + 77%-86%
1050 to 1151 Avg - 64%-77%
949 to 1050 Reach 48%-64%
Less than 949 Low <48%
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MMC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Marymount Manhattan College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 24
Math 25th Percentile 17
Composite 25th Percentile 22
ACT Scores for Marymount Manhattan College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 31
Math 75th Percentile 26
Composite 75th Percentile 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into MMC?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to MMC is 24, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 22 and 27.  The school ranks #69 in New York for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 24. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 22 and score in the score in the top 37 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 20.

10 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Marymount Manhattan College.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Marymount Manhattan College is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into MMC for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 24 score has around 77% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 88% with a 27 ACT score.

Marymount Manhattan College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
27 and Above Good >88%
24 to 27 Avg + 77%-88%
22 to 24 Avg - 67%-77%
20 to 22 Reach 55%-67%
Less than 20 Low <55%
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Admission Statistics

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

Marymount Manhattan College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,309 1,490 6,799
Accepted 4,206 1,023 5,229
Acceptance Rate 79% 69% 77%
Enrolled 370 84 454
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 9% 8% 9%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 1, 2024

Days left to Apply


Applicants have 314 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Marymount Manhattan College is $60.

Application Requirements

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

Marymount Manhattan College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Marymount Manhattan College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Marymount Manhattan College is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.45 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1150 and ACT of 24 will almost guarantee your admission.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=192864 IPEDS survey data for Marymount Manhattan College.


Does Marymount Manhattan College prefer SAT or ACT?

22% of students submit their SAT scores to MMC. 10% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Marymount Manhattan College?

77% of those who apply are granted admission to MMC. 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 Marymount Manhattan College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1253. The average SAT score is 1151. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Marymount Manhattan College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 27. The average ACT score is 24. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.