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MacMurray College is a private institution that was founded in 1846. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 548, its setting is city, and the campus size is 60 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. MacMurray College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 53. Its tuition and fees are $21,400 (2012-13).
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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.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||United Methodist|
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 2. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 70.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||70.7%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 2|
The student-faculty ratio at MacMurray College is 12:1, and the school has 72.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at MacMurray College include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Education, General; Business Administration and Management, General; Social Work; and Sign Language Interpretation and Translation. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 55.2 percent.
MacMurray College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 548, with a gender distribution of 36.3 percent male students and 63.7 percent female students. At this school, 44.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 56.0 percent of students live off campus. MacMurray College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
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|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At MacMurray College, 92.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,200.
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|Tuition and fees||$21,400 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,650 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data