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McMurry University Admission Requirements

Abilene, Texas

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Chances of getting into McMurry University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
47%
Admission Difficulty for McMurry University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into McMurry University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at McMurry University is 47%.  It ranks #6 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. McMurry University is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 852 out of 1,798 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent (SAT 940/1130 ACT 18/22). McMurry University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.5. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The McMurry University application fee is $25 and applications are due by Mar 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to McMurry University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 67% of students submitted SAT scores and 58% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

McMurry University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
940-1130
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 580
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1130
Average SAT Score 1040

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 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. McMurry University ranks #38 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 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

McMurry University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1130 and Above Good >63%
1035 to 1130 Avg + 47%-63%
940 to 1035 Avg - 32%-47%
845 to 940 Reach 20%-32%
Less than 845 Low <20%
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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 15
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for McMurry University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
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 #37 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 58 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to McMurry University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >63%
20 to 22 Avg + 47%-63%
18 to 20 Avg - 32%-47%
16 to 18 Reach 20%-32%
Less than 16 Low <20%
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McMurry University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.5
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 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #24 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 
4.0 18.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 11.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 20.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 16.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 22.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 12.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

71% 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 15%
Top 25% of class 32%
Top 50% of class 71%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

McMurry University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 915 883 1,798
Accepted 436 416 852
Acceptance Rate 48% 47% 47%
Enrolled 89 138 227
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 33% 27%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2022.

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 Considered but not 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?

47% 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 1130. 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.