McMurry University

Abilene, TX

McMurry is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Founded in 1923, it gained university status in 1990. Its 41-acre campus is located in Abilene, in north central Texas.

Website: www.mcm.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,105
Undergraduate
Students
(47.8%) 528 Women
(52.2%) 577 Men
3
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
43% of 1,843 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
August 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.50
SAT Math
470-560 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
509 average
460-550 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
20 average
17-22 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$41,455
Tuition and Fees
$27,244
Room and Board
$8,602
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Freshman Award
$21,967
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,350
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
78
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 36% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Abilene Population
118,117
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
54% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Indians
Sororities
18% of women participate
Fraternities
15% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
16.3% Black/African-American
27.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
49.6% White
0.9% Unknown
International Students
5.7% from 10 countries
First-Year Students Returning
62.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
27.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
59%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
32.0%
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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 recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 4  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 4  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 15
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: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1400 Sayles Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Abilene, TX 79697
Phone
(325) 793-4700
Fax
(325) 691-6599
E-mail
admissions@mcm.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
August 15
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can 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
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
3 required for some freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is 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 X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
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
43% of 1,843 applicants were admitted
Women
43% of 963 applicants were admitted
Men
44% of 880 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
360 (45%) of 799 admitted students enrolled
Women
163 (39%) of 416 admitted students enrolled
Men
197 (51%) of 383 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
3.50
3.75 and Above
37%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
470-560 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
11%
Score of 500 - 600
48%
Score of 400 - 500
39%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
509 average
460-550 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
11%
Score of 500 - 600
43%
Score of 400 - 500
43%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
20 average
17-22 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
2%
Score of 24 - 29
13%
Score of 18 - 23
54%
Score of 12 - 17
31%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 12%
Top quarter: 33%
Top half: 73%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$41,455
Tuition and Fees
$27,244
Room and Board
$8,602
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$4,234
Payment Plans
Installment plan

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 March 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003591
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
223 (90.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
209 (93.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
209 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
21 (10.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$21,967
Need-Based Gift
Received by 209 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,759
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 189 (90.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,653
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 19 (9.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
24 (9.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,978

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
823 (86.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
777 (94.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
777 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
94 (12.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$21,941
Need-Based Gift
Received by 774 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,829
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 700 (90.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,746
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 73 (9.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
103 (10.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,582

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
90%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,350
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
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
Available
Other Loans
Private loans, United Methodist Student Loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$975
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Christian Studies
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Conducting
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Information Technology
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
Most Popular Disciplines
Education, Business/marketing, Interdisciplinary studies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, 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 required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
78
Part-Time Faculty
46
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
48%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 36% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 39% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 57% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
322,605
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
50
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
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


Abilene Population
118,117
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
52 acres

Weather

Temperature
30.8 average low in January, 91.4 average high in September
Rain
67 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Abilene
Nearest Train Station
 

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
54% 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
46%
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, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Indians
School Colors
Maroon and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, alpha phi omega, religious life council, mcmurry student government, campus activity board, servant leadership
Sororities
18% of women participate
Fraternities
15% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,105
Women
528 (47.8%)
Men
577 (52.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
956
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
16.3% Black/African-American
27.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
49.6% White
0.9% Unknown
International Students.
5.7% from 10 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
3

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
62.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
27.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
34.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
36.4%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
59%
Average Starting Salary
59%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
32.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2%
Law 2%
Medicine 2%
Other 18%

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