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McPherson College is a private institution that was founded in 1887. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 620, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 23 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. McPherson College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 43. Its tuition and fees are $20,600 (2011-12).
|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 2011 acceptance rate||86.2%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at McPherson College is 13:1, and the school has 65.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at McPherson College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields; Visual and Performing Arts; Education; and Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 66.0 percent.
McPherson College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 620, with a gender distribution of 59.7 percent male students and 40.3 percent female students. At this school, 74.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 26.0 percent of students live off campus. McPherson College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|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|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At McPherson College, 84.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,313.
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||$20,600 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$7,538 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data