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About McM

McMurry University is a private, religious school in a suburban setting in Abilene, Texas. McM was founded in 1923 and now enrolls around 1,094 students a year, including 1,087 undergrads. McM provides on-campus housing for up to 593 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 50% of students spend their weekends on campus .

There are many ways for students to get involved at McM! Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of McM's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? McM students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at McM, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? McM has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at McM on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at McM on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2022 is August 15.

2021 McM Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 47%
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 57%
Tuition $29,100

Is McM a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a closer look at to get a clearer sense of what McM offers and if it might be a good fit for you.

McM Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into McM. Around 47% of applicants get into McM each year. Last year, 1,798 students applied to McM and 852 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at McM

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at McM, around 65% are still enrolled the next year. Around 35% of students who started at McM earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for McM Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 61% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent McM grads is $32,000 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

McM's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. McM's endowment was valued at $95.6 million in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $9,208 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at McM

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. McM meets 72% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $26,030 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $34,776 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at McM. Based on this information, how does McM sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is McM a good school for you?

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Where is McM?

McM is located in the suburban setting of Abilene, Texas.

If you want to see McM for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 20 to Abilene, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Abilene Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what McM and Abilene are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1400 Sayles Boulevard Abilene, TX 79697

Campus Setting: Suburban

McM Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to McM is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to McM is Aug 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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McM ACT Scores


ACT Range

12 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to McM is 20. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into McM. Students with an ACT score that falls between 12 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 12 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

McM SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

940 - 1120


Math SAT Range

470 - 550


Reading SAT Range

470 - 580

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1120 and Above


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for McM students is 1032. Applicants with SAT scores of 1120 and above have a good chance of being admitted to McM, while applicants with SAT scores between 940 to 1120 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 940 have a low chance of being offered a spot at McM.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at McM is like? There are approximately 1,094 students enrolled at McM, including 1,087 undergraduate students and 7 graduate students. 88% percent of students attend school full-time, 96% percent are from TX and 4% percent of students are from other states.


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