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McM Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto McM, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is August 15 and the application fee costs $25. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Considering Applying Early to McM?

McMurry University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is March 31, which is coming up fast!

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to McM?

Getting into McM is moderately difficult. McM evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, McM **accepted 47% of students, around 852 of the 1,798 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like McM, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to McM?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at McM

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Important

McM Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to McM must submit the following items. Double check with McM's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 3
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into McM?

Students admitted to McM have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 91% submitted a class rank. At McM 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 32% were in the top 25% and 71% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At McMurry University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 91%
3.75 and 3.99 11%
3.50 and 3.74 20%
3.25 and 3.49 16%
3.00 and 3.24 22%
2.50 and 2.9 12%
2.00 and 2.49 1%
McM does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

McM is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 57% of McM's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 41% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for McM?

To be competitive with other McM applicants, you should strive to earn between 940 and 1120 (or higher!) on the SAT. At McM 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1120 and 25% of scored lower than 940, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a McM student is 1032.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of McM students scored 550 or higher and 75% of students scored 470 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of McM students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 470 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for McM?

To be most competitive at McM, you should strive to earn between 12 and 22 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 22 means you fall in the 75th percentile for McM's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 22, and three out of four students scored lower than 22 on the ACT.

A 12 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for McM students. Only one out of every four students scored below 12.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to McMurry University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to McM.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 15.

Transfer students can enroll in McM during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

McM Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to McM?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to McM.

Does McM accept transfer credits?

McM accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. McM accepts:

ACE recommendations for credit

Does McM accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

McM accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to McM?

No, McM is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..

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McM Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

47%

How hard is it to get into McM? McM is a somewhat selective institution. The McM acceptance rate is 47%. This means that the institution accepts 47 out of every 100 applicants.

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McM Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to McM is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to McM is Aug 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

McM ACT Scores

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ACT Range

12 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above

Good

12 to 22

Avg

12 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to McM is 20. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into McM. Students with an ACT score that falls between 12 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 12 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

McM SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

940 - 1120

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Math SAT Range

470 - 550

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Reading SAT Range

470 - 580

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1120 and Above

Good

940 to 1120

Avg

940 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for McM students is 1032. Applicants with SAT scores of 1120 and above have a good chance of being admitted to McM, while applicants with SAT scores between 940 to 1120 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 940 have a low chance of being offered a spot at McM.

McM GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.5

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At McM, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.5. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,094

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

47%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$29,190

Out-of-State

$29,190

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 15
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