Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS)

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Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences can be found in Boston, MA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has an enrollment of approximately seven thousand students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores within the range of 1010 (25th percentile) to 1240 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 20 (25th percentile) to 27 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants that get into MCPHS. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the MCPHS average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.45. MCPHS has an acceptance rate of about 85% with 17% of applicants choosing to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall MCPHS Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences was reported as 85.3% in Fall 2020 with over 4,740 applications submitted to Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. 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

  • MCPHS ACT Scores: 20 - 27
  • MCPHS Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of MCPHS 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 Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 84.5%
  • 2017-2018: 83.9%
  • 2018-2019: 93.5%
  • 2019-2020: 85.3%
  • Projected MCPHS Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 81.2%

How Does MCPHS Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is fifty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

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Massachusetts College of Art and Design57.8%
Simmons College73.1%
Emmanuel College78.1%
Wentworth Institute of Technology68.6%
Berklee College of Music51.4%

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
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

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


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

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 610
Math510 - 630
Total Score1010 - 1240
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 27
Math18 - 28
Composite Score20 - 27
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