Freshman Profile


The Admissions Funnel

Total Freshman Applications: 3,754
Total Freshman Acceptances: 2,049 (55%)
Enrolled Freshman: 397 (19%)

Academic Profile For First-Time Freshman

Average GPA of enrolled freshman = 3.58
Average New SAT of enrolled freshman = 1074
Average ACT of enrolled freshman = 21.2

The middle 50% of enrolled freshman scored between 960 and 1170 on the SAT
The middle 50% of enrolled freshman scored between 18 and 24 on the ACT
The middle 50% of enrolled freshman had a GPA between 3.13 and 4.04

Class Rank dispersal

Top 10% = 14%
Top 20% = 28%
Top 25% = 37%
Top 33% = 49%
Top 50% = 74%

(85% submitted class rank)

Academic Profile For Presidential Scholars

Average GPA for Presidential Scholars = 4.03
Average SAT for Presidential Scholars = 1202
Average ACT for Presidential Scholars = 24.6
Average Presidential Scholarship Amount = $18,066

Geographic Profile

59% of enrolled freshman are North Carolina residents.
33% of North Carolina residents are from Cumberland County.
States represented: 29
International freshman: 27
International countries represented: 24


"The Story of the Exodus" Exhibition

“The Story of The Exodus,” a series of 24 lithographs by Marc Chagall, will be on display at the David McCune International Art Gallery at Methodist...

MU Theatre presents "Side by Side by Sondheim"

Side by Side by Sondheim is a musical revue featuring the songs of the Broadway and film composer Stephen Sondheim.


Foreign Film Series: "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari"

In conjunction with the Marc Chagall Exhibit at the David McCune International Art Gallery, we present a silent Gothic horror film considered to be the...