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McMurry University

Also known as "McMurray University"

S 14th and Sayles Blvd, Abilene, TX

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McMurry University is a nonprofit private college that has a fair number of majors and degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Abilene, TX, in a predominately urban area. The school's United Methodist affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's curriculum. McMurray University has a yearly student enrollment of around 1,400.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Education
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies

Students applying for admission are usually required to submit an application, school records, test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by the admissions staff. Students may provide either the ACT or SAT scores to be considered for admissions at McMurray University. A score within the range of 830 to 1050 on the SAT, or 17 to 23 for the ACT is usually submitted among admitted students. 61% of those who apply are admitted to McMurray University, of which 43 percent choose to enroll. More information on admissions can be found at mcm.edu.

The cost of tuition is around $24,000, but may change per year. Students are encouraged to visit the school's price of attendance calculator to better estimate their cost of attending McMurray University. Housing may be available for students who wish to live on-campus for around a cost of $3,800 per year. Students at this school may be eligible for aid which is usually grants and loans.

The mascot for McMurry University is the "Indians", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through oversight by the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)

Students may visit the McMurry University website to see a complete list of areas of study, admissions information, and more.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the students McMurry University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students who were accepted, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to see your chances of getting accepted to McMurray University.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Required
  • Letters of Recommendation are Recommended
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English15 - 22
ACT ® Math17 - 23
ACT ® Composite Score17 - 23

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into McMurray University

The chances of getting into McMurray University can be seen in the table below.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions769 (61%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled330 (43%)

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at McMurry University is about 1,400.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $23,000-$28,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $730 to $870 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$13,365
Receiving Student Loans86%$7,208

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 11%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, McMurry University may offer services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of McMurry University is approximately 36%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years27%
Graduating in 5 Years8%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 1997)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 1997)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)


Business and Marketing Studies


Social Sciences

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions


Mathematics and Statistics

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Fine Studio Arts (B)
  • Drama (B)
  • Music (B)
  • Design and Applied Arts (B)
  • Voice and Opera
  • Piano and Organ
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Art Studies
  • Painting

English Language and Literature

Physical Sciences

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (B)
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Natural Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (B)

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Computer (B)

Communications and Journalism

Natural Resources and Conservation

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