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McPherson College is a private institution that was founded in 1887. It has a rural setting and the campus size is 23 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. McPherson College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 43. Its tuition and fees are $22,891 (2013-14).
|School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):|
We are a liberal arts community producing leaders, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs of the future. Through service, internships, international travel, interdisciplinary studies and athletics, our students experience a unique educational setting unlike any other.
Regardless of major, our students explore. They step outside their own experiences and cultures to prepare for the ever-changing world in which they will live and work
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Church of the Brethren|
When applying to McPherson College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at McPherson College is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 86.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||86.2% 4|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 65 percent.
|Student-faculty ratio||N/A 4|
|4-year graduation rate||N/A|
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McPherson College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
|Student gender distribution||N/A|
|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
McPherson College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring. McPherson College also offers campus safety and security services like lighted pathways/sidewalks and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at McPherson College, 82 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at McPherson College.
|Students who have cars on campus||82%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
At McPherson College, 84.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,328.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$22,891 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$8,011 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data