McMurry University

2014 Quick Stats
S. 14th and Sayles Boulevard

Abilene, TX 79697

Phone: (325) 793-3800
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Aug. 15
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#15 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Regional Colleges (West)

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McMurry University is a private institution that was founded in 1923. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,365, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 43 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. McMurry University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (West), 15. Its tuition and fees are $24,121 (2013-14).

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

McMurry University is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers liberal arts and professional education. McMurry's Core Values are Christian Faith, Personal Relationships, Learning, Excellence, and Service. McMurry emphasizes student achievement in academics, athletics, and student activities. Particular activities include Servant Leadership, Model U.N., the Honors program, and undergraduate research. Students have opportunities to become involved in theatre and music productions, social and academic clubs, and the surrounding community. Professors give personal attention from the first freshman advising session to writing letters of recommendation and beyond. McMurry provides a caring environment that allows students to succeed and thrive.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1923
Religious affiliation Methodist
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $59,920,763


When applying to McMurry University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at McMurry University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 54.9 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 54.9%
Application deadline August 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at McMurry University is 13:1, and the school has 61 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at McMurry University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Social Sciences; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 57.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 23%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 21%
Education 19%
Social Sciences 13%
Health Professions and Related Programs 9%
Psychology 7%

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Student Life

McMurry University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,365, with a gender distribution of 52.2 percent male students and 47.8 percent female students. At this school, 47 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 53 percent of students live off campus. McMurry University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,368
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 II

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Campus Info & Services

McMurry University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. McMurry University 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 McMurry University, 64 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at McMurry University.

Students who have cars on campus 64%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At McMurry University, 82.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $9,552.

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Tuition and fees $24,121 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,771 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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