MacMurray College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (3)
When I found out I had been accepted to MacMurray College in 2012 I was over the moon excited. I had heard nothing but great things about MacMurray and was anxious for what the next 3 years held. I was looking for a nursing school that would prepare me for the real world challenges. I wanted a place where I felt comfortable and at home since I was about to spend the next three years there. When I thought of going to college as a little girl I always thought of going to this big university with lots of students. As I got older and decided I was going to pursue a career in nursing that all changed. I wanted a small class with better access to teachers. MacMuray succeeded my expectations in all aspects. As I began my journey what the next three years held was nothing short of amazing. There were only 30 students in my class and the teachers were more than accessible. All of my teachers not only worked at MacMurray but also worked in the hospital as well. I felt that it helped them to better prepare us for not only what the textbook said but paint us a picture of what it will be like once we graduate and are the nurse taking care of these patients. Over those three years we all became like family, which was good because I spent more time with them than I did my own family. I walked away from there with a bachelors of science in nursing, a job that I was more than prepared for, and friendships that will last a lifetime.
This school is probably good for small towners who don't want to step out of their comfort zone. You will not be challenged on anything here -- you can just be yourself, especially if you are white and like hunting.. ummm... not much diversity! The school is in the cornfields. The food and dorms are godawful. The profs are helpful, but a lot of the best of them are leaving because the school doesn't have enough students or money. Nursing and social work are solid. The rest of the academic programs -- HARD PASS. If you want to play division III sports and not learn much, MacMurray is your jam.
I found that going to a jr. College first saved me a lot of money and allowed me to work full time in my career while attending school full time.