Mid-Continent University Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Mid-Continent University was founded in 1911 as the Olivet College of the Bible by a group of Christian ministers and laypeople. Located in Mayfield, Kentucky, it was originally a small college, offering courses in theology, biblical studies and liberal arts. In the 1930s, the school underwent a period of expansion and growth, changing its name to Mid-Continent College and adding several new buildings to its campus. It became accredited as an institution of higher learning by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1959 and began offering associate’s degrees in business administration, education and other areas. During this time period, enrollment grew significantly as students from across Kentucky came to study at Mid-Continent University.

In 1983, Mid-Continent College began transitioning into a university with its first bachelor’s degree program in business administration. The school continued to expand throughout the 1980s and 90s with more bachelor’s degree programs being offered and enrollment reaching over 2,000 students at one point. Unfortunately, by 2014 financial difficulties had caused enrollment to drop significantly leading to the university being forced to close its doors for good in 2015. Today many former students remember their days at Mid-Continent University fondly while others continue their education at nearby universities such as Murray State University or Western Kentucky University.┬áCheck searchforpublicschools for a list of public schools in Tennessee by county.

Mid-Continent University, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Mid-Continent University. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Mid-Continent University, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Mid-Continent University has an open admissions policy, which means that anyone who meets the basic requirements for admission is accepted. The university also has a non-discriminatory policy, so all students are welcomed regardless of race, gender, or religion. The university has a total enrollment of approximately 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students. Of these students, approximately 44% are enrolled in traditional programs and 56% are enrolled in online programs. The average age of the student body is 28 years old. Additionally, the student body is comprised of both domestic and international students from more than 20 countries around the world. Mid-Continent University also offers a variety of financial aid options to help students cover tuition costs and other educational expenses. The university’s financial aid office is available to help answer any questions students may have about applying for aid or understanding their award package. Additionally, there are several scholarship opportunities available to qualified applicants as well as numerous grants and loans that can be applied for through the university’s website.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 84%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 84%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 487
Female applicants 196
Male applicants 291
Applicants accepted 408
Female applicants accepted 186
Male applicants accepted 222
Freshman enrollment 263
Female freshman enrollment 135
Male freshman enrollment 128
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2022 High School Rank

Freshman students submitting high school class standing 92%

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 100%
Average high school GPA 2.8
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 8%
SAT Critical Reading average score N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Math average score N/A
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 460-530
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 440-460
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 92%
Average ACT Composite score 19
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 16-21
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A