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McNeese State University

Lake Charles, LA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate63%

Mcneese State University Admissions

Around 63% of applicants get into McNeese State University each year. Out of 3,496 applications received in 2023, 2,213 students were offered admission.

If you are considering submitting an application to McNeese State University, the application fee is $20.

McNeese State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of McNeese State University's admissions stats.

McNeese State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 11%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 92%
Waitlist No

McNeese State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for McNeese State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to McNeese State University?

McNeese State University does not offer early decision or early action.

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

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Transferring to McNeese State University

For more information on transferring to McNeese State University, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to McNeese State University

McNeese State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into McNeese State University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are 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 choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at McNeese State University

What does McNeese State University 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
Class Rank Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with McNeese State University for more information on admission factors.

McNeese State University Application Requirements

To apply to McNeese State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with McNeese State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Other Requirements Louisiana Board of Regents high school Core 4 curriculum
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into McNeese State University?

McNeese State University has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

Out of all students that were admitted, 93% submitted a class rank.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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

McNeese State University 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.

In 2021, 11% of McNeese State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 92% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

To be most competitive at McNeese State University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for McNeese State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for McNeese State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

More Information on Transferring to McNeese State University

Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in McNeese State University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

McNeese State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to McNeese State University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to McNeese State University.

Does McNeese State University accept transfer credits?

✅ McNeese State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. McNeese State University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • Life Long Learning Credit

Does McNeese State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ McNeese State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to McNeese State University?

✅ McNeese State University is not test optional.

What is McNeese State University's acceptance rate?

✅ McNeese State University has an acceptance rate of 63%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at McNeese State University?

❌ McNeese State University does not offer early decision.

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Mcneese State University Application Deadline

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Mcneese State University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Mcneese State University is Continuous processing.

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

Mcneese State University SAT Scores


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Mcneese State University GPA

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