McPherson College

1600 E Euclid St, McPherson, United States
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Overview of McPherson College

About this school

McPherson, founded in 1888, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 23-acre campus is located in McPherson, 60 miles north of Witchita.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:725
    • Men:466 (64.3%)
    • Women:259 (35.7%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to McPherson College is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
-
Mathematics
-
-
Science
-
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1600 East Euclid
City, State, Zip
McPherson, KS  67460-1402
Phone
(620) 242-0400
Fax
(620) 241-8443 x1270
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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 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

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
27% of 759 applicants were admitted
Women
26% of 256 applicants were admitted
Men
27% of 503 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
202 (100%) of 202 admitted students enrolled
Women
66 (100%) of 66 admitted students enrolled
Men
136 (100%) of 136 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.20
375 And Above
21%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
12%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
520 average |480-550 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
8%
• Score 500 - 600
64%
• Score 400 - 500
28%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
583 average |550-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
38%
• Score 500 - 600
62%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |18-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
22%
• Score 18 - 23
76%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $28,951 (77.48782185107864%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,411 (22.512178148921365%)
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


McPherson College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001933
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
171 (85.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
171 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
171 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
42 (24.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
86%
Average Award
$25,862
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 122 (71.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,842
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 145 (84.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,022
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 171 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
18 (9.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,933

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
558 (85.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
558 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
558 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
129 (23.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$24,898
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 372 (66.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,722
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 467 (83.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,746
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 558 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
54 (8.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,626

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
86%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$28,615
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


43

Part-Time Faculty


4

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


68%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 44% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 35% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 12% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 20% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 43% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Not accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Not available

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
301,126

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
190
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


McPherson College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


63.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


29.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


33.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


35.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (28)


  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • History, General
  • Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering technologies, Biological/life sciences, Parks and recreation

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Education--General

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    13,218

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    26 acres

    Environment


    Small town/city

    Campus Size


    Weather


    Temperature
    19.2 average low in January, 86.8 average high in September
    Rain
    86 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Airport
    60 mile(s) from campus in Wichita
    Nearest Bus Station
    35 mile(s) from campus in Salina
    Nearest Train Station
    25 mile(s) from campus in Hutchinson

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

    Students of College Housing


    66% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    25%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Not available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Not available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Not available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Not offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
    Mascot
    Bulldog
    School Colors
    Cardinal red and white

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Basketball
    Cheerleading
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Soccer
    Softball
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Basketball
    Cheerleading
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Soccer
    Softball
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    Recreational Sports


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

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    McPherson College offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, student activities board, student government association, cars club, business club, multicultural student association

    Sororities


    75% of women participate

    Fraternities


    50% of men participate

    ROTC


    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    673

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    725
    Women
    259
    Men
    466

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 2.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 1.2% Asian
    • 12.8% Black/African-American
    • 14.3% Hispanic/Latino
    • 0.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 64.3% White
    • 4.5% Unknown

    International Students


    1.4% from 16 countries

    Average Age


    20

    Number of Graduate Students


    8

    Student Resources

    Study resources