MacMurray College (Mac)

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MacMurray College can be found in Jacksonville, IL, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Mac has only around 600 enrolled students, which allows them to offer smaller classes.

Students can report either the SAT Exam or ACT scores at this school. A score between 940 to 1090 on the SAT exam, or 17 to 22 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Mac average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.80 - 3.14. This school has an acceptance rate of about 63% with 21% of applicants choosing to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Mac Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for MacMurray College was reported as 62.7% in Fall 2020 with over 1,190 college applications submitted to Mac. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Mac ACT Scores: 17 - 22
  • Mac Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.14

How Hard Is It to Get into MacMurray College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of MacMurray College is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for MacMurray College has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 56.2%
  • 2017-2018: 59.7%
  • 2018-2019: 55.4%
  • 2019-2020: 62.7%
  • Projected Mac Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 55.1%

How Does Mac Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Mac is eleven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Blackburn College57.1%
Hannibal-LaGrange University61.2%
Eureka College61.8%
Monmouth College66.7%
Iowa Wesleyan College58.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Mac (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 550
Math470 - 540
Total Score940 - 1090
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 20
Math16 - 20
Composite Score17 - 22
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