McPherson College

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McPherson College can be found in McPherson, KS, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The small size of enrollment, which is around 930 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

Students can report either the SAT Exam or ACT scores at this school. A score within the range of 970 to 1130 on the SAT exam, or 19 to 23 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the McPherson College average GPA ranges from 2.98 to 3.18 for accepted students. 52% of all those who apply are admitted to McPherson College, from which 23% choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall McPherson College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for McPherson College was reported as 52.1% in Fall 2020 with over 1,910 college applications submitted to McPherson College. 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

  • ACT Scores: 19 - 23
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into McPherson College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into McPherson College, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for McPherson College has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 52.6%
  • 2017-2018: 48.5%
  • 2018-2019: 77.1%
  • 2019-2020: 52.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 54.7%

How Does McPherson College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for McPherson College is nine percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Bethany College67.7%
Tabor College55.9%
Bethel College-North Newton57.5%
Kansas Wesleyan University60.6%
Sterling College39.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records 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 McPherson College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 550
Math480 - 580
Total Score970 - 1130
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 24
Math17 - 22
Composite Score19 - 23
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