MacMurray College

Jacksonville, IL, USA
3.64 Average Rating

MacMurray College is a career-focused, liberal arts institution located in Jackson, IL, about 30 miles west of Springfield. Offering 31 areas of study, students can choose between traditional, blended, and entirely online courses for their associate’s or bachelor’s degrees. Founded in 1848 by a group of Methodist clergymen as the Illinois Conference Female Academy, MacMurray is one of the oldest institutions of higher education originally for women in the country. Co-educational since 1955, the student body today is split 50/50 between women and men. Outside of academia, the MacMurray Student Association works to support the variety of student organizations on campus, which range from academic to faith-centric, to social organizations.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • United Methodist
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
56%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
78%
Out-Of-State Students
22%
93%
Submitting ACT
6%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 19
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 922
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
521
Total Number of Undergrads
521
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
23%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
29%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$18,595
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$27,680
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$27,680
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,440
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$13,738
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,566
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$9,631

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
93%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,309
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$26,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$269
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
45%
55%
Student Organizations
48
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Highlanders
School Colors
Scarlet/Navy Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Chicago
Springfield
Saint Louis
Peoria
Urbana
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
72%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$36,200
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What Students Are Saying

3.64 Average Rating
everything considered, macmurray is a great college with small class sizes, personal interaction from your professors, and genuine care about your education from everyone here. they have a free tutoring center which employs your peers to help you pass your toughest classes. you'll be hard pressed to find a better deal.
Jacob from Fort Worth, TX

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