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McPherson College

McPherson, KS 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate85%
Acceptance Rate85%

Mcpherson College Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Mcpherson College, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is August 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who submit their applications to Mcpherson College for fall semester should hear back from Mcpherson College by August 1.

Mcpherson College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Mcpherson College's admissions stats.

Mcpherson College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Mean SAT Score 545
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 41%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 74%
Waitlist No

McPherson College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for McPherson College.

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

Want to Apply Early to Mcpherson College?

Mcpherson College does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to McPherson College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Mcpherson College

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

What Does Mcpherson College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining 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 creating 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 put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Mcpherson College

What does Mcpherson 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
Academic GPA Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

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

Mcpherson College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Mcpherson College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Mcpherson College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Mcpherson College?

Students admitted to Mcpherson College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

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

Mcpherson College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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

In 2022, 41% of Mcpherson College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 74% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Mcpherson College?

To be competitive with other Mcpherson College applicants, you should aim to score between 950 and 1120 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Mcpherson College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1120 and 25% of scored lower than 950, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Mcpherson College student is 545.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Mcpherson College students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 465 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Mcpherson College students scored 575 or higher, and 75% scored a 465 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Mcpherson College?

To be most competitive at Mcpherson College, you should strive to earn between 18 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Mcpherson College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Mcpherson College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

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

More Information on Transferring to McPherson College

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

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

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Mcpherson College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Mcpherson College?

❌ Students who are admitted to Mcpherson College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Mcpherson College accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests

Do I have to submit test scores to Mcpherson College?

✅ Mcpherson College is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Mcpherson College's acceptance rate?

✅ Mcpherson College has an acceptance rate of 85%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Mcpherson College?

❌ Mcpherson College does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About Mcpherson College?

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Mcpherson College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Mcpherson College? Mcpherson College is a somewhat selective institution. The Mcpherson College acceptance rate is 85%. This means that the institution accepts 84 out of every 100 applicants.


Mcpherson College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Mcpherson College is Aug 1.

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

Mcpherson College ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above


18 to 23


18 and Less


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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 18 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Mcpherson College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

950 - 1120


Math SAT Range

485 - 570


Reading SAT Range

465 - 575

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1120 and Above


950 to 1120


950 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Mcpherson College students is 545. Applicants with SAT scores of 1120 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Mcpherson College, while applicants with SAT scores between 950 to 1120 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 950 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Mcpherson College.

Mcpherson College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Mcpherson College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.33. 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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Campus Setting

Small Town

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Tuition and Fees

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Application Deadline

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