Tuition & Fees

$30,077

$30,077

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
22%
500-599
46%
400-499
29%
600-699
26%
500-599
57%
400-499
17%
30-36
6%
24-29
18%
18-23
50%
12-17
26%
30-36
2%
24-29
23%
18-23
57%
12-17
18%
30-36
3%
24-29
20%
18-23
71%
12-17
6%
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undergraduateRatios

67%

male

33%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 942
Declined + 280
Total Received 1,222
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Private (nonprofit)

716

undergraduate students

47

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Social Sciences
  2. Business
  3. Education
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Codes

SAT 6404
ACT 1440

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Location

School Facts

McPherson College, founded in 1887, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 23-acre campus is located in McPherson, 60 miles north of Wichita.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 763
Established in 1887
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Church of the Brethren
Accredited by •  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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McPherson, KS

23-acre campus in McPherson (population: 13,201), 60 miles from Wichita. Served by bus; major airport serves Wichita; train serves Hutchinson (25 miles).

McPherson College
1600 East Euclid
McPherson, KS 67460

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
71%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
28%
Top 1/2
61%
Bottom 1/2
39%
Bottom 1/4
15%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
22%
500-599
46%
400-499
29%
600-699
26%
500-599
57%
400-499
17%
30-36
6%
24-29
18%
18-23
50%
12-17
26%
30-36
2%
24-29
23%
18-23
57%
12-17
18%
30-36
3%
24-29
20%
18-23
71%
12-17
6%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 942
Declined + 280
Total Received 1,222

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Secondary school record
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Work Experience

Not Considered

Essay
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Sydney Doster
Assistant Director of Admissions
P: 620 242-0400
F: 620 241-8443
admissions@mcpherson.edu

Financial Aid

94%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$28,575

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $29,188
Room $4,080
Board $4,983
Additional fees $889
Books & supplies $1,420
Total $40,560
Average Financial Aid - $28,575
Total with Avg. Aid $11,985

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,362,065
State $346,343
Institutional $326,576
Other external
Total $2,034,984

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $11,263,567
Other external $200,973
Total $11,464,540
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 365-7402, extension 1270
F: 620 241-8443
admiss@mcpherson.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Sara Brubaker
Director of Financial Aid
brubakes@mcpherson.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Flag Football, Pickleball, Ultimate Frisbee

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Athletic Directors

Andrew Ehling (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Bulldogs
School colors
cardinal and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communications
Education
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Stewardship
Health Science
History
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy/Religion
Physical Education/Health
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Technology/Automotive Restoration
Theatre Arts
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Social Sciences
  2. Business
  3. Education

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

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

763

total students

35%

in-state

65%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

94%

716
students

Female
33%
239

Male
67%
477

6%

47
students

Female
91%
43

Male
9%
4

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

706
students

Female
33%
232

Male
67%
474

2%

10
students

Female
70%
7

Male
30%
3

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
13%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
63%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

52%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

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

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 15
Countries most often represented Australia
Brazil
Canada
Germany
Spain
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Sarah Brubaker
Director of Financial Aid/Admissions Operations
620 242-0413
brubakes@mcpherson.edu

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