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McMurry University Admission Requirements

Abilene, Texas

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Chances of getting into McMurry University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
45.5%
Admission Difficulty for McMurry University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely 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 45% acceptance rate ranking it #10 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 962 out of 2,116 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 extremely 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 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. McMurry University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

McMurry University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
940-1100
Applicants Submitting SAT
67%
SAT Scores for McMurry University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for McMurry University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1100
Average SAT Score 1020

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

McMurry University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 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 860. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. The school ranks #50 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 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

McMurry University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1100 and Above Good >58%
1020 to 1100 Avg + 45%-58%
940 to 1020 Avg - 32%-45%
860 to 940 Reach 22%-32%
Less than 860 Low <22%
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McMurry University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
58%
ACT Scores for McMurry University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for McMurry University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 22
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 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #42 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 58 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to McMurry University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

McMurry University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >58%
20 to 22 Avg + 45%-58%
18 to 20 Avg - 32%-45%
16 to 18 Reach 22%-32%
Less than 16 Low <22%
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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

Applying

Admission Statistics

McMurry University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,153 963 2,116
Accepted 484 478 962
Acceptance Rate 42% 50% 45%
Enrolled 117 142 259
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 30% 27%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
87

Applicants have 87 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2022.

Application Fee

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

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 Recommended
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?

45% of those who apply are granted admission to McMurry University. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely 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 940 and 1100. 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 22. 58% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.