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 predominantly 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

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.

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 2013

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English16 - 24
ACT ® Math18 - 25
ACT ® Composite Score18 - 24

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 Admissions827 (59%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled250 (30%)

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at McMurry University is about 1,000. The student body is made up of 100% undergraduate students and 0.4% graduate students.

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

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $27,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $780 to $930 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 2012 was around 12.6%.

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 38%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years25%
Graduating in 5 Years12%
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)

Intercollegiate Athletics

McMurry University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Heartland Conference)
  • Basketball (Heartland Conference)
  • Track and Field (Heartland Conference)
  • Football (Division Ii Independents)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

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 (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2008-2013. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact McMurry University for official up-to-date information.

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