McMurry University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Abilene, Texas. Keithimus / Wikimedia Commons

McMurry University Admissions Overview:

McMurry's admissions are holistic, meaning that the admissions office looks not only at grades and test scores, but also at such factors as writing skills, resumes, work/volunteer experience, and letters of recommendation. The school has an acceptance rate of 48%, making it somewhat selective and competitive. 

Admissions Data (2016):

  • McMurry University Acceptance Rate: 48%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

McMurry University Description:

Founded in 1923, McMurry University is a four-year private United Methodist university in Abilene, Texas, a town that Money Magazine identified as one of the top 100 safest places to live in the United States. The university offers over 45 majors across its six schools: School of Arts and Letters, School of Business, School of Natural & Computational Sciences, School of Education, School of Nursing, and School of Social Sciences and Religion. Academics are supported by a student / faculty ratio of 13 to 1 and an average class size of 16. The university takes its service-centered missions seriously, and boast of 24,5000 hours of annual service. McMurry placed 15th in the U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges List for regional colleges in the west, and the school regularly ranks highly for its diversity. Students find plenty to do on McMurry's 52-acre campus with over 40 student clubs and organizations. Intramurals are popular, with over half the student body playing at least one intramural sport. For intercollegiate athletics,  the McMurry War Hawks compete in the NCAA Division II Heartland Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,074 (1,073 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 56% Male / 44% Female
  • 87% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $26,275
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,244
  • Other Expenses: $4,154
  • Total Cost: $39,873

McMurry University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 80%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,027
    • Loans: $9,371

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Early Childhood Education, Exercise Science, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 53%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 42%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 28%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 36%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Soccer, Swimming, Baseball, Track
  • Women's Sports: Tennis, Track Volleyball, Golf, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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