About McPherson College

Founded in 1887, McPherson College. is a college. Located in Kansas, which is a city setting in Kansas, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 703 full time undergraduate students, and 14 full time graduate students.

The McPherson College Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 44 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at McPherson College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate57%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range900-1130
ACT Range19-24

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,3% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 16 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

64% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 29% were in the top quarter, and 11% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at McPherson College.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
25%
“We know about current events and vote”
75%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
100%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
0%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
100%
“I feel extremely safe”
0%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
100%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
75%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
25%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
25%
“They keep regular office hours”
75%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
50%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
50%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
100%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
25%
“We know about current events and vote”
75%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
100%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
0%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
100%
“I feel extremely safe”
0%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
100%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
75%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
25%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
25%
“They keep regular office hours”
75%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
50%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
50%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
100%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    9 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    8 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    9 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    8 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    9 Students rated class size 4.8 stars. 78 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    9 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    9 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    9 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

McPherson College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of McPherson College?

6 Students rated McPherson College

Kenneth - 02/27/2020

In all honesty, when first arriving at McPherson College I didn't think I would enjoy myself at all. However, the small town environment grew on me in a hurry. It became very easy to make friends because of the many campus activities there are. Activities include bingo with prizes such as Air-pods, concert tickets, and even flat screen TV's. The sports atmospheres are electric as well, especially in the rivalry games. Free shirts, hats, sunglasses, and more are given out for attending the games. The dorms get the job done and the cafeteria food has its ups and downs. In all McPherson College is a great place to attend. The AR program is one of the best nationwide. I would recommend this college to anyone who doesn't mind the small town feel.

Gary - 01/18/2020

Safest school in America. Students and Faculty are family. Class sizes are small and professors are always available. Student athletes are supported by the school. 100% pre profession acceptance rate. Lots of small towns around. Small campus.

Anthony - 04/27/2019

My overall opinion for Mcpherson College is that it is a good college. The community is very friendly and I feel welcomed here even though I am far away from home. The professors care about each student and are very friendly. The class sizes are smaller than my classes in high school which makes me feel like there are more one on one opportunities with each professor.

Gilliab - 07/27/2018

I love McPherson College! I'm very happy to attend there and be a part of the community! It's definitely the place for me!

McPherson College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at McPherson College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for McPherson College is 57%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    In high school I took AP classes, got good grades and I didn't procrastinate, much. But if I had to tell myself one thing it would be to work more hours at my job and put more of that money away for savings. College is expensive and I didn't save enough money to make it through my first semester. I would also tell myself to never ever procrastinate because in college the projects are bigger and the deadlines are not flexible, so never starting that habit at all would have prepared me better for the deadlines in college.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates consist of a male domintated, easy going group, who are laid back and boring.

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  4. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I kinda knew what i was getting myself into when I decided to come here. But i was really really interested in this school so it did not bug me.

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  5. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    There is noone who shouldn't attend this school because the school is very open with everything.

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    It's a really small college. I call all of my professors by their first names and they know practically every student on campus. It's really nice to be able to have a professor whose office door is always open for students and if it isn't, their cell phones are available for students to call or their house is always open as well.

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  7. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    It's a really small college, where everyone knows everyone and that is really nice.

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  8. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about McPherson College is that I am considered old by many of the students. I am a 31 year old Freshman, I had just recently decided to go to college after being in the military for many years and it has been very challenging for me to reinstate myself in an educational environment.

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  9. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    A small, close, community.

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  10. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The admissions process can be really difficult at McPherson College, they have an issue with communication between the different offices. For instance, The financial aid department does not communicate when aid has been received into the office, therefore, the business office does not know when aid has been received.

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  11. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The kind of person that should attend McPherson College should really enjoy being in a small town enviornment. Being involved in the college is also important, whether it's supporting the athletic teams or helping out other students in their classes. Also, if the person is looking for more one-on-one time with their proffesors this would be the right college for them

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Student Body

Students

36%

female

64%

male

703

Total Undergrad Enrollment

14

Total Grad Students

53%

Out-Of-State

44%

In-State

3%

International

Organizations

11

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

81%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
11%
% Hispanic/Latino
12%
% White or Caucasian
67%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending McPherson College receive some sort of financial aid. 37% were awarded federal grants. While 75% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$26,498

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,420

Books and Supplies

$8,411

Room and Board

36,329

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$17,566
$30 - $48K
$17,023
$48 - $75K
$18,737
$75 - $110K
$22,138
$110K & UP
$12,633

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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