Mississippi College (MC)

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MC can be found in Clinton, MS, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Nearly 5,200 students are enrolled at MC.

Students can submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores at MC. A score in the range of 1060 to 1230 on the SAT exam, or 22 to 29 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 Mississippi College (MC) average GPA ranges from 3.23 to 3.57 for accepted students. An estimated 40 percent of all applicant were accepted at MC, and from those that were granted acceptance around 51 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at mc.edu.

Overall Mississippi College (MC) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Mississippi College was reported as 42.0% in Fall 2020 with over 2,160 college applications submitted to MC. 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

  • MC ACT Scores: 22 - 29
  • MC Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Mississippi College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Mississippi College has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

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 Mississippi College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 49.5%
  • 2017-2018: 39.0%
  • 2018-2019: 38.4%
  • 2019-2020: 42.0%
  • Projected MC Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 38.5%

How Does Mississippi College (MC) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for MC is thirty-five percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Millsaps College68.8%
Belhaven University49.4%
Tougaloo College70.7%
Alcorn State University58.2%
Mississippi Valley State University65.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • 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 Mississippi College (MC) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading560 - 640
Math500 - 590
Total Score1060 - 1230
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 33
Math20 - 27
Composite Score22 - 29
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