Named after Illinois State Senator James E. MacMurray and exclusviely a women’s college until 1955, now-coed MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois has been named in the top twenty of all schools for “contribution to the public good” by Washington Monthly. MacMurray prides itself on “transforming lives” via its core values of knowledge, faith, and service. In close association with the Illinois School for the Deaf, it is known for its undergraduate majors in the areas of American Sign Language interpretation, teacher preparation and social work. Students here also enjoy access to the Henry Pfeiffer Library and a fully up-to-date computer lab. But life at MacMurray is about more than just academics: the Highlanders compete in a dozen NCAA Division III sports, and students have access to dozens of on-campus organizations, including Greek honor societies and special-interest clubs devoted to biology, the humanities and even yoga. For the small-college liberal arts experience, few would dare pass up MacMurray College!