ACT Scores for Admission to Four-Year Mississippi Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data for Mississippi

University of Southern Mississippi - USM
University of Southern Mississippi - USM. hattiesburgmemory / Flickr

Mississippi colleges range widely in size and personality. Prospective students can choose from public universities, private colleges, historically black colleges, and church-affiliated schools. The bar for admission isn't overly high at most schools, but selectivity does vary quite a bit. The table below can help you figure out if your ACT scores are on target for admission to your top choice Mississippi colleges.

The table shows ACT scores for the middle 50% of matriculated students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're in a good position for admission. If your scores are a little below the bottom number, Keep in mind that 25% of enrolled students have scores below those listed.

Be sure to keep the ACT in perspective and don't lose sleep over it. A strong academic record typically carries more weight than standardized test scores. Also, some of the more selective schools on the list will look at non-numerical information and want to see a strong essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation. Factors such as legacy status and demonstrated interest can also make a difference.

Note that the ACT is much more popular than the SAT in Mississippi, but all the schools will accept either exam.

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data from the National Center for Educational Statistics

ACT Scores for Mississippi Colleges (mid 50%)
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Alcorn State University162015211618
Belhaven University------
Blue Mountain College182416261824
Delta State University182317241723
Jackson State University172116221620
Millsaps College232822312026
Mississippi College212721301926
Mississippi State University212919262027
Mississippi University for Women182417251621
Mississippi Valley State University161914191518
Rust College141811171417
Tougaloo College152016211519
University of Mississippi212822302027
University of Southern Mississippi192620271724
William Carey University202721281825
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