MacMurray College

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447 E. College

Jacksonville, IL 62650

Phone: (217) 479-7000
2013-2014 Tuition
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#63 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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MacMurray College is a private institution that was founded in 1846. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 625, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 60 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. MacMurray College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 63. Its tuition and fees are $22,450 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

MacMurray is a small Midwestern liberal arts college. We emphasize writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills for all our students. We have a long tradition of preparing students for service professions, including nursing, social work, criminal justice, and teaching, and have just added a major in Homeland Security. The presence in our town of the Illinois School for the Deaf is a major resource for our strong programs in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Education and in Interpreter Preparation: American Sign Language and English. We offer ten intercollegiate sports in NCAA Division III, numerous clubs and organizations, and an active student government. At MacMurray, Monday is a study day; classes meet Tuesday through Friday only, most of them either Tuesday-Thursday or Wednesday-Friday.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1846
Religious affiliation United Methodist
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $7,021,542


When applying to MacMurray College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 27. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 66.4 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 66.4%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 27

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at MacMurray College is 13:1, and the school has 57.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at MacMurray College include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Psychology, General; Education, General; Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness; and Social Work. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 56 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 25%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 22%
Psychology, General 10%
Education, General 9%
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness 8%
Social Work 8%

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Student Life

MacMurray College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 625, with a gender distribution of 39.7 percent male students and 60.3 percent female students. At this school, 44 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 56 percent of students live off campus. MacMurray College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 625
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

MacMurray College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. MacMurray College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at MacMurray College, 60 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at MacMurray College.

Students who have cars on campus 60%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At MacMurray College, 93.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,922.

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Tuition and fees $22,450 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,850 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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