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 780 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 975 to 1100 on the SAT exam, or 19 to 24 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 3.25 for accepted students. 87% of all those who apply are admitted to McPherson College, from which 31% choose to enroll.

Overall McPherson College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for McPherson College was reported as 86.6% in Fall 2013 with over 642 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 - 24
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for McPherson College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 86.7%
  • 2010-2011: 84.4%
  • 2011-2012: 57.2%
  • 2012-2013: 60.2%
  • 2013-2014: 86.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 74.2%

How Does McPherson College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for McPherson College is fifty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Bethany College58.8%
Tabor College73.5%
Bethel College-North Newton64.4%
Kansas Wesleyan University53.7%
Sterling College44.1%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to McPherson College (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English18 - 23
Math18 - 24
Composite Score19 - 24
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