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Millsaps College

Jackson, MS 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate70%

Millsaps College Admissions

Millsaps College is moderately difficult to get into. Around 70% of applicants get into Millsaps College each year. Last year, 2,796 students applied to Millsaps College and 1,952 were admitted.

If you are planning on applying to Millsaps College, the regular decision application deadline is July 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Millsaps College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Millsaps College's admissions stats.

Millsaps College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Mean SAT Score 1167
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 12.73%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 92.73%
Waitlist No

Millsaps College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Millsaps College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 15 January 15
Regular Decision Yes 7 1

Want to Apply Early to Millsaps College?

Millsaps College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. Millsaps College will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.

Some students apply to college early to increase their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of being admitted, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.

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

More on Millsaps College Admissions

How To Get Into Millsaps College

It is moderately difficult to get into Millsaps College. Millsaps College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Millsaps College accepted 70% of all applicants, about 1,952 of the 2,796 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Millsaps College, 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.

Transferring to Millsaps College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Millsaps College

Millsaps College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Millsaps College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Millsaps College

What does Millsaps College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Interview Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered

Make sure to check with Millsaps College for more information on admission factors.

Millsaps College Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements secondary school report
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Millsaps College?

Students admitted to Millsaps College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Millsaps College 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, 12.73% of Millsaps College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 92.73% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Millsaps College?

To be competitive with other Millsaps College applicants, you should strive to score between 1120 and 1250 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Millsaps College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1250 and 25% of scored lower than 1120, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Millsaps College student is 1167.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Millsaps College students scored 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 560 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Millsaps College students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 560 or higher.

To be most competitive at Millsaps College, you should strive to earn between 21.25 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Millsaps College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 21.25 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Millsaps College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.25.

More Information on Transferring to Millsaps College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Millsaps College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Millsaps College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Millsaps College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Millsaps College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Millsaps College.

Does Millsaps College accept transfer credits?

✅ Millsaps College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Millsaps College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

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

✅ Millsaps College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Millsaps College?

❌ No, Millsaps College is test optional, so you can choose whether or not to send your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Millsaps College's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Millsaps College is 70%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Millsaps College?

❌ Millsaps College does not offer early decision.

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Millsaps College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Millsaps College? Millsaps College is a somewhat selective institution. The Millsaps College acceptance rate is 70%. This means that the institution accepts 69 out of every 100 applicants.


Millsaps College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Millsaps College is Jul 1.

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

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

Millsaps College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1120 - 1250


Math SAT Range

530 - 630


Reading SAT Range

560 - 650

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1250 and Above


1120 to 1250


1120 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Millsaps College students is 1167. Applicants with SAT scores of 1250 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Millsaps College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1120 to 1250 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1120 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Millsaps College.

Millsaps College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Millsaps College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.65. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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