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McMurray College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1846
Affiliation: Methodist
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 699
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $4,462,908
Admissions Address

447 E. College
Jacksonville, IL 62650

Website

http://www.mac.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@mac.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 2.8
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Rhonda Cors, Vice President fo
Admissions office telephone: (217) 479-7056
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: N/A
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.mac.edu/admissions/app.html  
Tuition deposit: $150 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: None
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A 2
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 2
History N/A 3
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 17


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 2
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 2
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Considered
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 56%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 56%
Total applicants: 1,004
Total acceptances: 563
Total freshman enrollment: 177
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 510
Male acceptances: 268
Male freshman enrollment: 81
 
Female applicants: 494
Female acceptances: 295
Female freshman enrollment: 96
Out-of-state freshmen: 13%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 0
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 0
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 8%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 18%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 51%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 89%
Average high school GPA: 2.8
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 95%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 7%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 350 - 530
Math: 360 - 550
Combined: 710 - 1080


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 15.0% N/A
500-599 7.0% 33.0%
400-499 47.0% 34.0%
300-399 23.0% 33.0%
200-299 8.0% N/A


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 96%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 15 - 22
Math: 16 - 22
Composite: 17 - 22


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 3.0% 3.0% 3.0%
24-29 11.0% 12.0% 12.0%
18-23 55.0% 43.0% 42.0%
12-17 31.0% 41.0% 43.0%
6-11 0.0% 1.0% 0.0%
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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