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Undergrad Profile

Enabling excellence

This is the place to begin pursuing your dreams, surrounded by an environment that encourages you and enables you to excel.

Founded in 1923 as a United Methodist institution, McMurry exists to support students on the individual level, providing resources for spiritual, intellectual, and social growth. Here small class sizes and hands-on learning mix with an energetic campus community and lots of school spirit for a one-of-a-kind experience.

At McMurry students develop confidence and communication skills. They are equipped to exceed expectations and go on to make their mark through scholarship, leadership, and service.

Affordable education
McMurry is dedicated to making a strong education possible by awarding federal, state, and institutional aid. This year over $10 million of financial aid was distributed to over 84% of students. While McMurry is a private university, financial aid packages make a McMurry education a great value that is well within reach and tailored to fit your individual needs.

Comprehensive awards can vary greatly, ranging from $6,000 to well over $26,000 per year based upon individual qualifications and demonstrated financial need. This year students received total aid packages averaging over $26,000 per year, with average scholarships from the University of over $11,500 per student.

Personal mentors
At McMurry learning is active and personal. Here you will engage in small classes led by expert professors. You will collaborate on team projects. You may conduct high-level research. You might experience the real world through an internship. You may even study abroad.

Our low 13:1 student-faculty ratio means more leadership opportunities, more discussion and debate, and more engaging in your own learning and success. Immersing yourself in college life at McMurry offers you the opportunity to achieve your full potential.

You will be challenged at McMurry, but you will be supported too. Our professors care about each student’s success, and they will go the extra mile to help you. It’s these close mentoring relationships that empower our students to step out, take risks, and achieve at a level they may never thought possible.




Fast Facts

• School type: Private four-year university
• Location: Abilene, Texas
• School size: 1,200 students
• Student-faculty ratio: 13:1
• Average class size: 16
• Religious affiliation: United Methodist Church

Costs and Aid 2017–2018
• Tuition: $26,622
• Fees: $265
• Room and board: $8,164
• Books and supplies: $1,200
• Students receiving financial aid: 84%
• Average financial aid package: $26,000

• Member of the NCAA Division III American Southwest Conference
• Intercollegiate sports: baseball (m), basketball (m/w), cross-country (m/w), football (m), golf (m/w), soccer (m/w), softball (w), swimming (m/w), tennis (m/w), track (m/w), volleyball (w)

Ranked among the best
U.S. News & World Report ranks McMurry University #13 in its 2017 list of best regional colleges in the West. Within this category McMurry also ranks #5 in best value schools, #3 in best ethnic diversity, #6 in best economic diversity, and #7 in best colleges for veterans.
Best Degree Programs ranks McMurry University #8 on their nationwide list of “Great Small Colleges for STEM Degrees.”

Programs of Study

• Accounting
• Art Education
• Art, Studio
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Biomedical Science
• Business
- Accounting
- Computer Information Systems
- Finance
- General Business
- Management
- Marketing

• Chemistry
• Chemistry (Grades 8-12)
• Christian Ministry
• Computer Science
• Computer Science (Grades 8-12)
• Early Childhood Education
• English
• English & Writing
• English Language Arts/Reading (Grades 4-8)
• English Language Arts/Reading (Grades 8-12)
• Environmental Science
• Exercise Science & Human Performance
- Personal & Community Fitness
- Pre-licensure Athletic Training
- Pre-professional Concentration

• History
• History (Grades 8-12)
• Information Technology
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• Life Science
• Life Science (Grades 8-12)
• Mathematics
• Mathematics (Grades 4-8)
• Mathematics (Grades 8-12)
• Multidisciplinary Studies (Grades 4-8)
- Science Teaching Field
- Social Studies Teaching Field
• Multidisciplinary Studies (Grades 8-12)
- Business Teaching Field
- Physical Sciences Teaching Field
- Technology Applications Teaching Field

• Multimedia Applications & Graphic Design
• Music
• Music Education (Choral Emphasis)
• Music Education (Instrumental Emphasis)
• Nursing
• Nursing Articulation (ASN to BSN)
• Physical Education (All Levels)
• Physical Education with Athletic Training (All Levels)
• Physics
- Civil/Mechanical Engineering Focus
- Electrical Engineering Focus
- Physics Focus

• Political Science
• Pre-nursing
• Psychology
• Religion
• Social Studies (Grades 8-12)
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Spanish (Grades EC-12)
• Theatre
• Theatre Education

Pre-professional Programs
Athletic Training
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy