McMurry University

Abilene, TX, USA
3.80 Average Rating

McMurry University is a private Methodist-affiliated Christian university. The 52-acre Abilene campus features facilities for undergraduates, including an academic enrichment center, where tutors are available to counsel students, as well as a four-year honors college. McMurry houses the Finch-Gray Science Building, Bynum Band Hall, the Amy Graves Ryan Fine Arts Center, Walt Driggers Field, and the Center for Innovation.

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
Small city

0
100
43%
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
89%
Out-Of-State Students
4%
62%
Submitting ACT
60%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 18
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 887
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
1,108
Total Number of Undergrads
1,105
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
73%
20-39 Students
24%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
28%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
36%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$22,991
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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.
$27,419
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.
$27,419
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.
$8,326
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
74%
Need Met
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.
98%
Average Aid Per Year
$16,151
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.
98%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,293
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$11,874

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.
85%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,889
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.
$28,000
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.
$298
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
52%
48%
Student Organizations
28
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
54%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
War Hawks
School Colors
White/Maroon
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
American Southwest Conference

Campus Safety

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

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Abilene
Dallas
Austin
Houston
San Antonio
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
59%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$41,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.80 Average Rating
McMurry is a small university with a big name in the college town of Abilene. It has a very welcoming atmosphere, perfect for the nervous student afraid to leave home, and also great for those who would easily lose their way on a large, impersonal campus. The faculty and students are all very friendly and excited to help you build your new home at this great university.
Katelyn from Fort Worth, TX
McMurry University is small. You get to know everyone, including professors. It's a great place to go to school.
Jessica from Benjamin, TX
The staff is competent and helpful, the courses offer a decent challege and the campus is beautiful!
Travis from Abilene, TX
Nice location to business for students.
Great teacher/instructor to student ration.
Great instruction in academic courses.
Mitchell from China Spring, TX
I think McMurry is a good University. The staff is really helpful and knowledgeable in their profession. Academics really challenge students to do their best in class.
Renford from Abilene, TX

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