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McMurry University Admission Requirements

Abilene, Texas

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Chances of getting into McMurry University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
41.2%
Admission Difficulty for McMurry University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into McMurry University and can I get accepted? The school has a 41% acceptance rate ranking it #10 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 753 out of 1,826 applicants were admitted making McMurry University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent. McMurry University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

McMurry University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
950-1150
Applicants Submitting SAT
67%
SAT Scores for McMurry University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for McMurry University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1150
Average SAT Score 1050

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

McMurry University 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 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. The school ranks #39 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 67 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

McMurry University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1150 and Above Good >54%
1050 to 1150 Avg + 41%-54%
950 to 1050 Avg - 29%-41%
850 to 950 Reach 19%-29%
Less than 850 Low <19%
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McMurry University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
58%
ACT Scores for McMurry University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for McMurry University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that McMurry University 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 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #44 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 58 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to McMurry University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

McMurry University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >57%
20 to 23 Avg + 41%-57%
18 to 20 Avg - 31%-41%
16 to 18 Reach 23%-31%
Less than 16 Low <23%
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McMurry University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.52
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into McMurry University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into McMurry University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at McMurry University was 3.52 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #19 in Texas for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to McMurry University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted McMurry University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 36% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 12% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 17% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 4% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

72% of McMurry University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted McMurry University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 16%
Top 25% of class 37%
Top 50% of class 72%
Bottom 50% of class 28%
Bottom 25% of class 4%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

McMurry University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 958 868 1,826
Accepted 353 400 753
Acceptance Rate 37% 46% 41%
Enrolled 103 118 221
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 30% 29%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
91

Applicants have 91 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

McMurry University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

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

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?

67% of students submit their SAT scores to McMurry University. 58% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into McMurry University?

41% of those who apply are granted admission to McMurry University. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy 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 950 and 1150. 67% of students submit SAT scores when applying. 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 18 and 23. 58% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.