McMurry University

McMurry University is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers liberal arts and professional education. McMurrys Core Values are Christian Faith, Personal Relationships, Learning, Excellence, and Service. McMurry emphasizes student achievement in academics, athletics, and student activities. Particular activities include Servant Leadership, Model U.N., the Honors program, and undergraduate research. Students have opportunities to become involved in theatre and music productions, social and academic clubs, and the surrounding community. Professors give personal attention from the first freshman advising session to writing letters of recommendation and beyond. McMurry provides a caring environment that allows students to succeed and thrive.

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School Details

school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1923 United Methodist Semester $81.1 million + S. 14th and Sayles Boulevard, Abilene, TX 79697 (325) 793-3800
overall score total score state city online paying global
64 100.0 Texas Abilene 1161


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The The student-faculty ratio at McMurry University is 12:1, and the school has 76.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at McMurry University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Social Sciences; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 57 percent.

Faculty & Classes

Title Value
Classes with fewer than 20 students 76.3%
20-49 22.6%
50 or more 1.2%


  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, 20%
  • Education, 17%
  • Social Sciences, 11%
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, 8%
  • Psychology, 8%

Academic Programs & Offerings

  • First-year experiences - N/A
  • Service learning - N/A
  • Senior capstone or culminating academic experience - N/A
  • Undergraduate research/creative projects - N/A