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Tuition & Fees

$27,930

$27,930

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,201
Declined + 764
Total Received 1,965
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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1  :  14

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Nursing
  3. Education
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School Facts

McKendree, founded in 1828, is a liberal arts university. Its 237-acre campus is located in Lebanon, IL, 23 miles east of St. Louis, MO.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,131
Established in 1828
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 1456
ACT 1076

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

2,521

undergraduate students

610

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
6%
500-599
40%
400-499
33%
300-399
15%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
9%
500-599
46%
400-499
39%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
12%
500-599
37%
400-499
36%
300-399
15%
200-299
0
30-36
8%
24-29
32%
18-23
50%
12-17
10%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
41%
18-23
42%
12-17
14%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
36%
18-23
56%
12-17
5%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Lebanon, IL

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Lebanon, IL

235-acre campus in Lebanon (population: 4,444), 23 miles from St. Louis; campuses in Louisville and Radcliff, KY; Scott Air Force Base, IL. Major airport and bus serve St. Louis, train serves Belleville (15 miles). School operates transportation to various locations on campus. Public transportation serves campus.

McKendree University
701 College Road
Lebanon, IL 62254

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
73%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
91%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
1 fraternities 4% of male students
 
3 sororities 20% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
37%
Top 1/2
76%
Bottom 1/2
24%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
6%
500-599
40%
400-499
33%
300-399
15%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
9%
500-599
46%
400-499
39%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
12%
500-599
37%
400-499
36%
300-399
15%
200-299
0
30-36
8%
24-29
32%
18-23
50%
12-17
10%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
41%
18-23
42%
12-17
14%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
36%
18-23
56%
12-17
5%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,201
Declined + 764
Total Received 1,965

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Christopher Hall
Vice President of Admissions and Financial Aid
P: 800 BEAR-CAT, extension 6400
F: 618 537-6496
inquiry@mckendree.edu

Cost

Tuition $26,930
Room $4,820
Board $4,200
Additional fees $1,000
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $37,950
Average Financial Aid - $20,754
Total with Avg. Aid $17,196

Financial Aid

75%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$20,754

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,975,419
State $2,887,267
Institutional $13,987,469
Other external $1,065,040
Total $21,915,195

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $16,513
Institutional $3,057,034
Other external $382,787
Total $3,456,334

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cross-country
fencing
football
golf
ice hockey
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
weight lifting
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Great Lakes Valley Conference
Mascot
Bearcats
School colors
purple and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art
Art Teacher Education
Athletic Training
Biology
Business Administration
Business Education
Chemistry
Computational Science
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Economics
Economics/Finance
Education
Educational Studies
Elementary Education
Engineering
English
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Studies
Exercise Science/Sports Performance
Global Studies
Health Education
Health/Wellness
History
History Education
Human Resource Management
Information Technology
Interactive Media
International Relations
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Music
Music Education
Music Marketing
Music Performance
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Organizational Communications
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Education Teaching/Coaching
Political Science
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Law
Pre-Medical
Pre-Veterinary
Professional Counseling
Professional Writing
Psychology
Public Relations/Management
Religious Studies
Science Education
Social Science Education
Social Sciences
Sociology
Spanish
Speech Communications
Sports Management
Theatre
Writing
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Undergraduate

81%

2,521
students

Female
56%
1,403

Male
44%
1,118

Graduate

19%

610
students

Female
74%
452

Male
26%
158

undergraduateFull-time

77%

1,950
students

Female
54%
1,050

Male
46%
900

undergraduatePart-time

23%

571
students

Female
62%
353

Male
38%
218

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
14%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

58%

Transfer applicants accepted

51%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

65%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 25
Countries most often represented Australia
Canada
Germany
Kenya
New Zealand
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Josie Blasdel
Director of Undergraduate Admission
618 537-6836
jlblasdel@mckendree.edu

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