MacMurray is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Founded as a women's college in 1846, it adopted coeducation in 1969. Its 60-acre campus is located in Jacksonville, 30 miles west of Springfield.

Website: www.mac.edu/

Private
Co-ed
552
Undergraduate
Students
(50.0%) 276 Women
(50.0%) 276 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
54% of 1,076 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.33
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
21 average
18-22 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$37,150
Tuition and Fees
$27,710
Room and Board
$9,440
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Freshman Award
$23,570
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$36,877
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Jacksonville Population
19,230
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
56% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Highlander
Sororities
15% of women participate
Fraternities
8% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2% Asian
10.2% Black/African-American
6.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.7% White
4.7% Unknown
International Students
0.2%
First-Year Students Returning
67.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
11.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
72%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is not required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English    
Mathematics    
Science    
Foreign Language    
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
447 East College Avenue
City, State, Zip
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Phone
(217) 479-7056
Fax
(217) 245-0405
E-mail
admissions@mac.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
54% of 1,076 applicants were admitted
Women
56% of 451 applicants were admitted
Men
53% of 625 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
185 (32%) of 584 admitted students enrolled
Women
85 (34%) of 251 admitted students enrolled
Men
100 (30%) of 333 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.33
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21 average
18-22 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
2%
Score of 24 - 29
10%
Score of 18 - 23
75%
Score of 12 - 17
13%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 10%
Top quarter: 32%
Top half: 68%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$37,150
Tuition and Fees
$27,710
Room and Board
$9,440
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline November 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001717
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
133 (97.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
127 (95.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
127 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
29 (22.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$23,570
Need-Based Gift
Received by 127 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,118
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 107 (84.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,284
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 19 (15.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
4 (2.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,833

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
512 (96.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
481 (94.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
481 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
98 (20.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$21,509
Need-Based Gift
Received by 480 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,287
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 419 (87.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,029
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 59 (12.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
43 (8.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,288

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
88%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$36,877
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
20.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
533
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
26
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, First-Generation College Students, Out-of-State Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
91
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,510
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Social Work
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services, Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
Not reported
Part-Time Faculty
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 47% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 53% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not reported
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
106,464
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
100
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Jacksonville Population
19,230
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
60 acres

Weather

Temperature
15.9 average low in January, 83.9 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Springfield
Nearest Train Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Springfield

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
56% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
42%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Highlander
School Colors
Navy and scarlet

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Volleyball x      
Wrestling x   x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Football    
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Volleyball x  
Wrestling x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Volleyball    
Wrestling x  
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, campus activity board, macmurray student association, helping hands, belles lettres, phi nu
Sororities
15% of women participate
Fraternities
8% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
552
Women
276 (50.0%)
Men
276 (50.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
536
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2% Asian
10.2% Black/African-American
6.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.7% White
4.7% Unknown
International Students.
0.2%
Average Age
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
67.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
11.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
22.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
23.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
72%
Average Starting Salary
72%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Law 1%
Education 9%

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