McPherson College

McPherson, Kansas

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At A Glance:

SAT/ACT – Considered but not required
SAT Range – 970-1130
ACT Range – 19-23
High School GPA – Required
Accepts Common App – No
Athletic Division – NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference – American Athletic Conference

From biochemistry to visual design, we’re focused on helping you find a program that inspires you. Guided by supportive faculty and relevant coursework, you’ll earn both practical and technical skills to build on your passion and succeed in your career. We offer more than 30 undergraduate academic programs and pre-professional options, along with the opportunity to design your own major.

Our campus residences provide you an easy transition from home to college. We have 800+ students from 33 states and 6 foreign countries making up our diverse and welcoming community. And with our 40 clubs and organizations you can get involved from day one.

Our uniquely designed Student Debt Project combines financial literacy education, jobs and mentorships to create a pathway for students to graduate with little or no debt. McPherson College matches a percentage of every dollar students contribute to their education while they are in the program. Dedicated community mentors are supporting our students as they balance work, education, and life during their college career, as well as providing financial management skills for a lifetime.

Automotive Restoration Program

The Automotive Restoration Technology Program at McPherson College was established in 1976 through the generosity and foresight of local entrepreneur Gaines H. “Smokey” Billue. His gift of over 125 classic and antique cars provided initial funds for the program. Mr. Billue, the Templeton family and others contributed toward the construction of Templeton Hall, which continues to serve as the home to the world-renowned program.

In 1997 this unique automotive restoration program attracted the attention of classic car enthusiast Jay Leno who established the Fred S. Duesenberg Scholarship and the Jay Leno Popular Mechanics Scholarship. Both scholarships continue to provide financial assistance to students interested in studying classic automotive restoration. His involvement raised awareness of the program in the car collector community.

Today, with industry connections spanning the country and internship opportunities in a broad range of automotive settings, McPherson College stands alone as the only school to provide a bachelor’s degree in Restoration Technology.

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