McPherson College 1

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1600 E Euclid

McPherson, KS 67460

Phone: (620) 242-0400
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
rolling admission

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#43 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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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):

McPherson College is a vibrant community of persons from diverse faiths and cultural backgrounds committed to its mission: To develop whole persons through scholarship, participation and service.

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

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1887
Religious affiliation Church of the Brethren
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $31,545,017


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.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 86.2% 4
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 65 percent.

Class sizes N/A
Student-faculty ratio N/A 4
4-year graduation rate N/A
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

McPherson College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

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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

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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

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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

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