Can I get into MCA? The school has a 39% acceptance rate. Last year, 152 out of 388 applicants were admitted making MCA a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent. Memphis College of Art typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 51% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Memphis College of Art is a prized outcome for many students.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||500|
|SAT Math 25th||450|
|SAT Composite 25th||950|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||650|
|SAT Math 75th||580|
|SAT Composite 75th||1230|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Memphis College of Art?
Memphis College of Art typically requires applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 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 810. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. 10 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1230 and Above||Good||>52%|
|1090 to 1230||Avg +||39%-52%|
|950 to 1090||Avg -||27%-39%|
|810 to 950||Reach||18%-27%|
|Less than 810||Low||<18%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||20|
|ACT Composite 75th||22|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into MCA?
Admission data indicates that MCA regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 92 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Memphis College of Art.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|22 and Above||Good||>52%|
|20 to 22||Avg +||39%-52%|
|18 to 20||Avg -||27%-39%|
|16 to 18||Reach||18%-27%|
|Less than 16||Low||<18%|
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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to MCA will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|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)||47%||62%||51%|
Applicants have 228 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Aug 3, 2019.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to MCA before the Aug 3 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Mar 9||Mar 22|
|May 4||May 17|
|Jun 1||Jul 10|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Feb 9||Feb 20|
|Apr 13||Apr 23|
|Jun 8||Jun 18|
|Jul 13||Jul 23|
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.