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MacMurray College is an independent, four-year, residential, baccalaureate college with a strong liberal arts tradition. For the past 170 years, MacMurray has been committed to preparing graduates for satisfying and productive professional careers, providing the tools needed for effective leadership and service, and encouraging individual growth throughout one's education and future endeavors. The campus is located in west central Illinois in the city of Jacksonville, about 30 miles west of the state capital of Springfield. The College was founded in 1846 by devout and erudite Methodist clergymen, as well as several of Jacksonville's prominent citizens, and continues to build strong relationships with both the Methodist Church and the city of Jacksonville to this day.

MacMurray College prides itself on providing an accessible and affordable education to students of all ages and backgrounds, offering undergraduate and online courses, as well as adult learner courses. MacMurray offers financial aid in the form of grants and scholarships to 95% of students. Within our selection of majors and pre-professional programs, diverse athletic teams, and active and involved student body, MacMurray is sure to have something for you!

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A Small Campus With a Big Life.

Life at Mac is about a supportive and challenging community. It’s about the relationships you build with your Mac Fam and the people you meet who will encourage you to grow and try new experiences. It’s about cultivating a culture that allows you to give of yourself and learn from others. It’s a way of life that will provide you with a well-rounded education and the skills you’ll need to succeed in the classroom, as well as in your career. Your passions, your successes, and your goals are put first at MacMurray, and you become a member of a family made up of professors, staff, and your peers who will continually rally around you.

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