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McMurry University

Abilene, TX

McMurry University is a private church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Founded in 1923, it gained university status in 1990. Its 52-acre campus is located in Abilene, in north central Texas.

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McMurry University

Abilene, TX

Tuition & Fees

$28,620

$28,620

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Selective

45%

acceptance rate

Accepted 962
Declined + 1,154
Total Received 2,116
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Private (nonprofit)

1,166

undergraduate students

9

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Education
  3. Exercise Science
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Codes

SAT 6402
ACT 4130
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School Facts

McMurry University is a private church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Founded in 1923, it gained university status in 1990. Its 52-acre campus is located in Abilene, in north central Texas.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,175
Established in 1923
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Abilene, TX

52-acre, suburban campus in Abilene (population: 121,885), 155 miles from Dallas. Served by air and bus; major airport serves Dallas-Fort Worth. Public transportation serves campus.

McMurry University
1400 Sayles Boulevard
Abilene, TX 79697

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
46%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
88%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
4 fraternities 14% of male students
 
6 sororities 17% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
39%
Top 1/2
77%
Bottom 1/2
23%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
52%
400-499
36%
300-399
2%
700-800
0
600-699
10%
500-599
50%
400-499
37%
300-399
3%
700-800
0
600-699
2%
500-599
14%
400-499
49%
300-399
33%
200-299
2%
30-36
2%
24-29
9%
18-23
45%
12-17
41%
6-11
3%
30-36
0
24-29
18%
18-23
40%
12-17
42%
30-36
2%
24-29
20%
18-23
53%
12-17
25%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
August 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

45%

acceptance rate

Accepted 962
Declined + 1,154
Total Received 2,116

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Work Experience

Not Considered

Minority affiliation

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Admissions Contact

Teresa Bridwell
Director of Admissions
P: 800 460-2392
F: 325 793-4701
admissions@mcm.edu

Financial Aid

70%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$21,928

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $28,530
Room & board $8,878
Additional fees $90
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $38,698
Average Financial Aid - $21,928
Total with Avg. Aid $16,770
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 460-2392
F: 325 793-4718
financialaid@mcm.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Tim Sechrist
Director of Student Financial Services
sechrist.tim@mcm.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, flag football, soccer, softball, volleyball, ultimate Frisbee

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Athletic Directors

Sam Ferguson (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Camile Petree (women's)
Swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division III), NCCAA Central Region, American Southwest Conference, Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
War Hawks
School colors
maroon and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art Education
Art/Studio Art
Biochemistry
Biology
Biomedical Science
Business/Accounting
Business/Computer Information Systems
Business/Entrepreneurship
Business/Finance
Business/General Business
Business/International Business
Business/Management
Business/Marketing
Chemistry
Chemistry Grades 8-12
Christian Ministry
Computer Science
Computer Science Grades 8-12
Criminal Justice
Criminology
Early Childhood Education
English
English/Language Arts/Reading Grades 4-8
English/Language Arts/Reading Grades 8-12
English/Writing
Environmental Science
Exercise Science/Human Performance
History
History Grades 8-12
Information Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies
Life Science Grades 8-12
Life Sciences
Mathematics
Mathematics Grades 4-8
Mathematics Grades 8-12
Multidisciplinary Studies Grades 4-8
Multidisciplinary Studies Grades 8-12
Multimedia/Graphic Design
Music
Music Education/Choral
Music Education/Instrumental
Nursing
Nursing Education
Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner/C.R.N.A.
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish Grades 8-12
Theatre
Theatre Arts Education
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Education
  3. Exercise Science

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,175

total students

97%

in-state

3%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

99%

1,166
students

Female
51%
599

Male
49%
567

1%

9
students

Female
67%
6

Male
33%
3

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

87%

1,020
students

Female
51%
515

Male
49%
505

13%

146
students

Female
58%
84

Male
42%
62

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
14%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
27%
Hispanic/Latino
46%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

57%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Spring: January 5

Summer: first day of semester

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

66

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Talking books
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 8
Countries most often represented Argentina
China
Mexico
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Teresa Bridwell
Director of Admission
325 793-4700
admissions@mcm.edu

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