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McMurry University Admission Requirements

Abilene, Texas

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Your chances of getting into McMurry University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

56.5%
Admission Difficulty for McMurry University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Average 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at McMurry University is 56.5%.  Its admission rate is the 16th lowest in Texas.

Admission Selectivity

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

McMurry University is a more competitive school to get into. You have a good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 1,325 out of the 2,345 who applied were admitted.

McMurry University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.7. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into McMurry University?

57% 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 McMurry University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.7 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1140 on the SAT
  • Score 22 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

McMurry University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.7

Typical High School Grades 

A-

What GPA do you need to get into McMurry University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into McMurry University are to have around a 3.7 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as McMurry University accepts 57% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at McMurry University is 3.7 on the 4.0 scale. 26% 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 A- letter grades and regularly score around 90-92 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #11 in Texas for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since McMurry University 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 3.7 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 McMurry University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 26.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 22.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 20.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 17.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 12.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 3.0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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McMurry University SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to McMurry University. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 14% of students submitted SAT scores and 9% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1040-1230

Applicants Submitting SAT 

14%
SAT Scores for McMurry University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 530
Math 25th Percentile 510
Composite 25th Percentile 1040
SAT Scores for McMurry University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 620
Math 75th Percentile 610
Composite 75th Percentile 1230
Average SAT Score 1140

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to McMurry University?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at McMurry University is 1140 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1040-1230. Students who get into McMurry University score in the top 53 percent of all SAT test takers..  McMurry University ranks #20 in the state of Texas for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1140 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. McMurry University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1040 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1040, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 940, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

McMurry University 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 "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1140 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 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 1135, you have around a 57% chance of being admitted. A 1230 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 72% chance of getting in.

McMurry University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1230 and Above Good >72%
1135 to 1230 Avg + 57%-72%
1040 to 1135 Avg - 41%-57%
945 to 1040 Reach 27%-41%
Less than 945 Low <27%
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McMurry University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

20-25 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

9%
ACT Scores for McMurry University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 17
Math 25th Percentile 18
Composite 25th Percentile 20
ACT Scores for McMurry University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 25
Math 75th Percentile 23
Composite 75th Percentile 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to McMurry University is 22, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 20 and 25.  The school ranks #25 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 22. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 20 and score in the score in the top 49 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 18.

9 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to McMurry University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as McMurry University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into McMurry University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 22 score has around 57% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 74% with a 25 ACT score.

McMurry University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >74%
22 to 25 Avg + 57%-74%
20 to 22 Avg - 44%-57%
18 to 20 Reach 32%-44%
Less than 18 Low <32%
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High School Class Rank

74% of McMurry University freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 34% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted McMurry University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 10%
Top 25% of class 34%
Top 50% of class 74%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

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

McMurry University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,227 1,118 2,345
Accepted 725 600 1,325
Acceptance Rate 59% 54% 57%
Enrolled 121 155 276
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 26% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 15, 2024

Days left to Apply

33

Applicants have 33 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to McMurry University is $25.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to McMurry University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

McMurry University 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 Required to be considered for admission
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at McMurry University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because McMurry University is fairly competitive, you have a decent chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.7 GPA, you have a good shot at getting in. An SAT score of 1140 will further improve your application. If you can get a 1230 on the SAT you will have a very good chance on getting in. Additionally a 22 on the ACT places you in a strong position.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=226587 IPEDS survey data for McMurry University.

FAQs

Does McMurry University prefer SAT or ACT?

14% of students submit their SAT scores to McMurry University. 9% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into McMurry University?

57% of those who apply are granted admission to McMurry University. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for McMurry University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1230. The average SAT score is 1135. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for McMurry University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 25. The average ACT score is 22. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.