McMurry University is a diverse campus community located in west central Texas focused on providing students with a well-rounded education and preparation for career. McMurry is ranked as one of the best value universities in the South and a top 10 small university in Texas. Our vibrant campus community provides numerous ways to get connected and involved. International students are assigned a student success coach to guide them through their education and to serve as a mentor as you get accustomed to our community. McMurry is located in Abilene, Texas, a mid-sized city of 125,000 with a great downtown scene, low-cost of living, and close proximity to major metro cities in Texas.

McMurry University is a diverse campus community with student representation from around the globe. For the most recent Fall cohort, applications were received from students in over 60 countries.

How to Apply

  1. Submit your free online application.
  2. Submit official transcripts from high school and any colleges attended. If your school is abroad, transcripts must be translated into English.
  3. If your native language is not English, submit proof of:
    a. Duolingo English Test score of at least 105
    b. TOEFL score of at least 213 computer-based, 550 paper-based, or 79 Internet-based
    c. IELTS score of at least 6.5 or
    d. 24 transferrable hours from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, including English 1310 and English 1320
  4. Copy of Passport
  5. Scores from the SAT/ACT exams are not required, unless used as the Proof of English Proficiency, but are highly encouraged.

After all items are received, application files will be processed. Admission decisions will be posted online within a student’s secure application portal. International students are encouraged to have the admission process completed at least one month prior to the start of classes.

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After your admission to McMurry, the following items are required before an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Immigrant Status will be electronically posted to your application portal. All items may be submitted through your secure application portal.

After receiving your I-20 and paying the I-901 fee, make an appointment with the U.S. Embassy/Consulate closest to you in your home country, to apply for your F-1 Student Visa.

Upon receiving your visa, contact your Admission Counselor to coordinate your travel and arrival to campus.

Application Portal

Admission Counselor for International Students

Have questions about the application and admission process as an international student? Contact your Admission Counselor, Jenny Lo, for more information, help through your next steps, and more!


Jenny LoJenny Lo
International Admission Counselor
WhatsApp: +1 325-230-5100

About Abilene, Texas

Abilene, Texas is a regional hub with wide-open spaces and a charming small-town vibe. Recognized as one of the best places to live in the state, Abilene is home to nearly 125,000 people—including 11,000 students at the city’s three private universities and a U.S. Air Force Base.

Important industries in the region include banking, education, healthcare, agriculture and ranching, engineering, oil and gas, manufacturing and renewable resources. McMurry University works closely with area businesses to provide internships that let students explore careers and gain real-world skills.

Abilene is an active community with a vibrant arts and music scene, historic museums, and dining and entertainment venues. For big city lovers, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio are easy to reach. Outdoor recreational opportunities are all around, including hiking and biking trails in and around town.

Beautiful Palo Duro Canyon—the second largest canyon in the U.S. is just four hours north of Abilene. Head west to Balmorhea State Park featuring a spring-fed pool in the middle of the desert, Guadalupe Peak, Big Bend National Park and Fort Davis—home to the well-known McDonald Observatory. For a rich experience in a truly American hometown, Abilene has it all.

  • Approximately 200 restaurants, with cuisine ranging from traditional Texas staples such as barbecue, Mexican food, and steak to global cuisine from Thailand, Greece, and the Middle East.
  • Twenty-seven parks, including the Abilene Zoo, along with the Abilene State Park.
  • Bowling alleys, miniature golf courses, five movie theatres, and plenty of fun!
  • Frequent musical, dance, and theatrical performances and six museums.
  • Abilene is served by the Abilene Regional Airport – ABI.
  • CityLink provides public bus service across the city with 12 weekday routes and 7 Saturday routes.