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Misericordia University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Misericordia University

Misericordia University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
82.6%
Admission Difficulty for Misericordia University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Misericordia University and can I get accepted? The school has a 83% acceptance rate ranking it #93 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,365 out of 1,652 applicants were admitted making Misericordia University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 42 percent. Misericordia University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Misericordia University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1040-1200
Applicants Submitting SAT
84%
SAT Scores for Misericordia University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for Misericordia University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1200
Average SAT Score 1120

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Misericordia University typically requires applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #38 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 84 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Misericordia University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1200 and Above Good >89%
1120 to 1200 Avg + 83%-89%
1040 to 1120 Avg - 74%-83%
960 to 1040 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 960 Low <63%
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Misericordia University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
16%
ACT Scores for Misericordia University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Misericordia University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Misericordia University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 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 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #30 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 16 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Misericordia University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Misericordia University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >91%
24 to 26 Avg + 83%-91%
23 to 24 Avg - 77%-83%
22 to 23 Reach 71%-77%
Less than 22 Low <71%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.3
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Misericordia University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Misericordia University was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #60 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.3 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Misericordia University accepts 83% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Misericordia University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 15% Good
3.50 to 3.75 23% Good
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 25% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 20% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

52% of Misericordia University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Misericordia University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 23%
Top 25% of class 52%
Top 50% of class 83%
Bottom 50% of class 17%
Bottom 25% of class 3%

Admission Statistics

Misericordia University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 987 665 1,652
Accepted 784 581 1,365
Acceptance Rate 79% 87% 83%
Enrolled 258 157 415
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 27% 30%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Misericordia University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Misericordia University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
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 Misericordia University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=214069 IPEDS survey data for Misericordia University.

Frequently Asked Questions

84% of students submit their SAT scores to Misericordia University. 16% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

83% of those who apply are granted admission to Misericordia University. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1200. 84% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 26. 16% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.