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Colleges / McMurry University

McMurry University

Abilene, TX 4-Year Private

About McM

McMurry University is a private, religous school located in the suburban setting of Abilene, TX

Founded in 1923, the institution currently enrolls around 1,094 students a year, including 1,087 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $95,648,664. The school spends $9,208 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 Admissions Facts About McM

Acceptance rate: 47%

Average GPA: 3.5

Mean ACT score: 20

Mean SAT score: 1032

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: August 15

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

What's the acceptance rate at McMurry University in 2021?

Admission to McM is moderately difficult. Around 47 percent of all applicants are admitted to McM each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at McM is 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. The mean SAT scores for students who get into McM is 1032. The mean ACT scores is 20.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is McM a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at McM, around 65 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 207 students who started at McM as first-time freshman, 52 graduate within four years.

McM's six-year graduation for undergrads is 35 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 61 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $32,000 a year. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $34,776 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does McM sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is McM a good school for YOU?

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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 Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at McM is like? There are approximately 1,175 students enrolled at McM, including 1,166 undergraduate students and 9 graduate students. 87% percent of students attend school full-time, 97% percent are from TX and 3% percent of students are from other states.


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