MCA Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Memphis College of Art
How hard is it to get into MCA and can I get accepted? The school has a 54% acceptance rate. Last year, 154 out of 285 applicants were admitted making MCA a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. Memphis College of Art typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
54% are accepted,
can you get in?
See if you have the grades and scores to get into MCACalculate My Chances
MCA SAT Scores
SAT RangeNot Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT-
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||N/A|
|SAT Math 25th||N/A|
|SAT Composite 25th||N/A|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||N/A|
|SAT Math 75th||N/A|
|SAT Composite 75th||N/A|
|Average SAT Score||N/A|
MCA ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT100%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||23|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||22|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into MCA?
Admission data indicates that MCA 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 26 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 100 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Memphis College of Art.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>68%|
|22 to 26||Avg +||54%-68%|
|19 to 22||Avg -||43%-54%|
|16 to 19||Reach||32%-43%|
|Less than 16||Low||<32%|
Avg. High School GPA3.16
Typical High School GradesB
You will need about average high school grades to get into Memphis College of Art. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Memphis College of Art was 3.16 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as MCA accepts 54% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||13%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||29%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||16%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||17%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||3%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||25%||43%||31%|
Applications are DueAug 3, 2019
Days left to Apply11
Applicants have 11 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Aug 3, 2019.
What are the requirements for admission to Memphis College of Art and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=220808 IPEDS survey data for Memphis College of Art.