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McPherson College

McPherson, KS 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate66%

Mcpherson College Admissions

McPherson College is moderately difficult to get into. Around 66% of applicants get into McPherson College each year. Out of 1,445 applications received in 2023, 952 students were offered admission.

If you want to apply to McPherson College, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 8/1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who apply to McPherson College for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than September 1.

McPherson College Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

McPherson College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Mean SAT Score 545
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 20%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 43%
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
Regular Decision Yes 8 1 September 1

Want to Apply Early to McPherson College?

McPherson College does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover 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 decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. 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
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered

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

McPherson College Application Requirements

To apply to McPherson College, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with McPherson College'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) 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 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

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.

In 2022, 20% of McPherson College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 43% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

The mean composite SAT score for a McPherson College student is 545.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of McPherson College students scored 550 or higher and 75% of students scored 458 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of McPherson College students scored 570 or higher, and 75% scored a 458 or higher.

To be most competitive at McPherson College, you should strive to earn between 17 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 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for McPherson College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

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

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer 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 • DSST/DANTES

Do I have to submit test scores to McPherson College?

✅ McPherson College is not test optional.

What is McPherson College's acceptance rate?

✅ McPherson College has an acceptance rate of 66%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at McPherson College?

❌ McPherson College does not offer early decision.

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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 66%. This means that the institution accepts 65 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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

450 - 550


Reading SAT Range

458 - 570

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

and Above




and Less


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 3.3. 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

Quick Facts

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Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate


Tuition and Fees

In State




Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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