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McMurry University

Abilene, TX 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate57%

McMurry University Admissions

McMurry University is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 56% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 2,345 students applied to McMurry University and 1,325 were admitted.

If you are thinking about applying to McMurry University, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 8/15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

McMurry University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of McMurry University's admissions stats.

McMurry University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 12%
Mean SAT Score 1132
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 14%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 9%
Waitlist No

McMurry University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for McMurry University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes February 5
Regular Decision Yes 8 15

Want to Apply Early to McMurry University?

McMurry University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is February 5.

Some students apply early to increase their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of admission, since it demonstrates your interest in a school.

➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on McMurry University Admissions

Transferring to McMurry University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to McMurry University

McMurry University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does McMurry University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at McMurry University

What does McMurry University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Class Rank Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Application Essay Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Interview Important
Talent/Ability Important
Volunteer Work Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
State Residency Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with McMurry University for more information on admission factors.

McMurry University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to McMurry University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with McMurry University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 3
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into McMurry University?

Students admitted to McMurry University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 90% submitted a class rank. At McMurry University 12% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 38% were in the top 25% and 73% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At McMurry University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 30%
3.75 and 3.99 23%
3.50 and 3.74 20%
3.25 and 3.49 14%
3.00 and 3.24 9%
2.50 and 2.9 4%
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to McMurry University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

McMurry University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 14% of McMurry University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 9% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for McMurry University?

To be competitive with other McMurry University applicants, you should strive to score between 1080 and 1210 (or higher!) on the SAT. At McMurry University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1210 and 25% of scored lower than 1080, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a McMurry University student is 1132.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of McMurry University students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 530 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of McMurry University students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 530 or higher.

To be most competitive at McMurry University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for McMurry University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for McMurry University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

More Information on Transferring to McMurry University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to McMurry University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 15.

Transfer students can enroll in McMurry University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

McMurry University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to McMurry University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to McMurry University.

Does McMurry University accept transfer credits?

✅ McMurry University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. McMurry University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does McMurry University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ McMurry University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to McMurry University?

❌ No, McMurry University is test optional, so you can choose if you want to to include your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is McMurry University's acceptance rate?

✅ McMurry University has an acceptance rate of 56%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at McMurry University?

❌ McMurry University does not offer early decision.

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McMurry University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into McMurry University? McMurry University is a somewhat selective institution. The McMurry University acceptance rate is 57%. This means that the institution accepts 56 out of every 100 applicants.


McMurry University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to McMurry University is Aug 15.

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

McMurry University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1080 - 1210


Math SAT Range

510 - 610


Reading SAT Range

530 - 620

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1210 and Above


1080 to 1210


1080 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for McMurry University students is 1132. Applicants with SAT scores of 1210 and above have a good chance of being admitted to McMurry University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1080 to 1210 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1080 have a low chance of being offered a spot at McMurry University.

McMurry University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At McMurry University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.8. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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