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About Mcpherson College

McPherson College is a private, religious school in an small town setting in McPherson, Kansas. Mcpherson College was founded in 1887 and now enrolls around 631 students a year, including 631 undergrads.

Mcpherson College's endowment was valued at $39.129 million in 2021. The institution spends around $773 for each full-time student enrolled. There are 13.5 Mcpherson College undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 Mcpherson College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 52%
Average GPA 3.2
Mean ACT score 21
Mean SAT score 545
Tuition $30,191

Mcpherson College Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Mcpherson College Early Admission

McPherson College does not offer early decision or early action.

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2020 Acceptance Rate for McPherson College

It is moderately difficult to get into Mcpherson College. Around 52% of applicants get into Mcpherson College each year. In 2021, 993 out of 1,906 total applicants were accepted.

Mcpherson College Waitlist

Mcpherson College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into McPherson College?

Mcpherson College is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Mcpherson College, applicants must submit the following items.

Mcpherson College Application Requirements

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Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
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GPA and Test Scores for Mcpherson College

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Mcpherson College is 3.2 out of 4.0. Admitted students have a mean score of 545 on the SAT. The mean ACT score for Mcpherson College students is 21.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Mcpherson College.

Does Mcpherson College Require the ACT or SAT?

Mcpherson College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 28% submitted the SAT. 53% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at Mcpherson College

Yes! Mcpherson College provides on-campus housing for up to 0 students.

Mcpherson College students are active in the school's Student Activities Board, Student Government Association and CARS Club. Campus Blowout, Bingo Nights, and and Classic Car Show are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Mcpherson College.

Financial Aid at Mcpherson College

Mcpherson College meets 86% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Mcpherson College full-time are awarded $28,622 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Mcpherson College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Mcpherson College

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Mcpherson College, around 58% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 170 students who started at Mcpherson College as first-time freshman, 62 graduate within four years.

Mcpherson College's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 41%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 94% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $22,872 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Mcpherson College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Mcpherson College a good school for you?

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Where is Mcpherson College?

Mcpherson College is located in the small town setting of McPherson, Kansas.

If you want to see Mcpherson College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 135 to McPherson, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Wichita Mid-Continent.

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College Info

1600 East Euclid McPherson, KS 67460-1402

Campus Setting: Small Town

Mcpherson College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 12

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Mcpherson College is Aug 12.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Mcpherson College is Continuous processing.

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


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Mcpherson College ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 23

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Mcpherson College is 21. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Mcpherson College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Mcpherson College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

980 - 110


Math SAT Range

480 - 580


Reading SAT Range

490 - 550

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Mcpherson College students is 545. Applicants with SAT scores of 110 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Mcpherson College, while applicants with SAT scores between 980 to 110 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 980 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Mcpherson College.

Mcpherson College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Mcpherson College is like? There are approximately 631 students enrolled at Mcpherson College. 119% percent of students attend school full-time, 46% percent are from KS and 54% percent of students are from other states.


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