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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
McPherson is a private, Christian college located in McPherson, Kansas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 657 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the McPherson acceptance rate is 57%. Popular majors include Mechanical Engineering Technician, Business Administration and Management, and Accounting. Graduating 37% of students, McPherson alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,100.
About McPherson College...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1600 E. Euclid
McPherson, KS 67460

McPherson College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
57%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
900-1130
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$20,522/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,566/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,023/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,737/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,138/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,633/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.6 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.9 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.9 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
657Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
48%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Motivated
    67%
  • Eccentric
    17%
  • Kind
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
77%
of students say they don't have Greek life.13 responses
Poll
76%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.17 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Small and helpful
    67%
  • Calm
    33%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
37%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.6 responses
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McPherson College Reviews

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The administration department is laughable at times which explains why you never get the classes you need. The dorms have paper thin walls and are in need of maintenance constantly. Adding insult to injury off campus living isn't offered until you're a junior. They have off campus living through the school, but much like the dorms they are in need of maintenance. The gen eds are pretty terrible depending on the professor. I like the idea of a smaller school, but McPherson feels too much like a high school and makes me dread going to social events around the school. Everyone knows everyone, drama and popularity is important to many individuals. All of these combined has had a negative impact throuought my stay. If you have believe that McPherson is like any other normal college get that idea out of your head. It is not my goal to bash this college, but to inform others of the negative that this institution has before making a major life decision.
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McPherson college is a good place if you want to primarily focus on school, or if you want to continue your sport, but you aren't DI level. It is a pretty campus with nice students, and kind staff. If you come to McPherson you have to realize that you will be an open book. Everybody knows everybody. There are a few flaws, but that comes with all small schools!
McPherson College has been a great school so far. I love the hometown feeling and the locals are very friendly. I am a student athlete playing baseball in my sophomore year. My team mates and coach are like my family. We bond day and night together. As far as living, the dorms are okay. They need to be updated because they are too old. They still are standing but a lot of things stop working throughout the year. As far as food, the cafeteria is much better than the year before.