McMurry University, home of the War Hawks, is a small private liberal arts school in Abilene, Texas. Although the university exhibits strong Christian faith and is officially affiliated with the United Methodist Church, only about 27% of the student population is Methodist (so if you’re of another persuasion, not to worry). The quality of education at McMurry is very high, thanks to its small student-to-faculty ratio; during their time at McM, students form strong relationships with their professors and can receive a top-notch education in one of than 40+ areas of study.
McMurry offers several campus housing options, including co-ed dorms as well as all-male and all-female halls. However, more than half of the students choose to live off campus in their own apartments or homes. In Abilene, you’ll find apartments ranging in size from one to three bedrooms. If you’re apartment shopping for the first time, don’t stress. We’ve got a few apartment hunting tips up our sleeves and also general living information.
Where can you find a great education, teachers that care, and an open Christian community that creates a safe environment for students to thrive? You can look to the heavens for an answer, or to me. Me? Okay, it’s Abilene Christian University.
Many people attend ACU for answers, answers to questions like: How do I become a veterinarian? How do I get in involved with biotechnology research? How do I design a structurally sound building? How do I use a computer to make digital entertainment? What does it mean to be a good Christian? All of these questions can be answered in one of the ten colleges and schools offered at ACU, which give faith and learning equal importance and attention. Sports also become something of a religion for people at ACU, since coming out for a football or basketball game is a ritual that many will not miss.
Unfortunately, your off-campus apartment probably won't be holy, unless you live in your church. Fortunately, your off-campus apartment will also not be holey, unless you like rain leaking through your roof. Ba dum tssshh. Living in Abilene, Texas is easy since it has a low cost of living, and there are plenty of places near the school. In addition, having your own private space is a real plus since you don’t have to deal with RAs, guest policies, curfews, etc. For help looking for a place that is right for you, check out our apartment search guides!
The word of the day: Community. A strong community exists on campus since there are tons of student clubs, organizations, IM teams, and a Greek scene to can get involved with, but living off-campus enables students to get involved in the Abilene community. Creating a social life in the town that is integrated with life at school is easy; Abilene is proud to host the university and its students. On weekends students like to head in to town to and do some two-step at places like Guitars and Cadillacs on 3881 Vine Street. You can also catch at a game or do some karaoke at the Firehouse Bar and Grill on 2047 Butternut St! On or off campus, you will always have a strong community to share in the fun!
Has the time come for you to get out of the dorm and move into an off campus HSU apartment? Perhaps the options available from the Hardin-Simmons University housing office no longer meet your needs and you would like to find a cheap apartment close to the HSU campus. If so, you can search for off campus Hardin-Simmons University apartments with MyNewPlace's college housing search.
Although Hardin-Simmons University student housing may be very conveniently close to campus, moving to an off campus apartment can be a great way to save money, put some distance in between yourself and an RA, get accustomed to living in your own apartment and building up rental history.
HSU apartments for rent are available close to campus and in other neighborhoods around Abilene, Texas. Using our map based university apartment finder, you can find off campus housing near campus to ensure you can still get to all the HSU Cowboys games and make it to class on time.
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