McMurry University

1400 Sayles Blvd, Abilene, United States
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Overview of McMurry University

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,105
    • Men:577 Men (52.2%)
    • Women:528 Women (47.8%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to McMurry University 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
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
4
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
4
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
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
Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1400 Sayles Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Abilene, TX 79697
Phone
(325) 793-4700
Fax
(325) 691-6599
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

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
43% of 1,843 applicants were admitted
Women
43% of 963 applicants were admitted
Men
44% of 880 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.50
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
513 average |470-560 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
11%
• Score 500 - 600
48%
• Score 400 - 500
39%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
11%
• Score 500 - 600
43%
• Score 400 - 500
43%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $26,712 (66.0%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,324 (20.57%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,200 (2.97%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,234 (10.46%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


McMurry University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003591
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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


2016 Graduates with Loans
90%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,350
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
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
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

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$975

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


McMurry University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


62.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


27.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


34.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


36.4%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (46)


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public/Applied History
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

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


Education, Business/marketing, Interdisciplinary studies

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (3)


  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General

Campus Life

Location & Geography

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

Available Transportation


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 of College Housing


54% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


46%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


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
NCAA Division III, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Indians
School Colors
Maroon and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


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

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


McMurry University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


956

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,105
Women
528
Men
577

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

Number of Graduate Students


3

Student Resources

Study resources