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Tuition & Fees

$28,740

$28,740

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,209
Declined + 695
Total Received 1,904
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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1  :  14

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

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

McKendree, founded in 1828, is a liberal arts university. Its 235-acre campus is located in Lebanon, IL, 23 miles east of St. Louis, MO.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,001
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)

2,342

undergraduate students

659

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
44%
400-499
41%
300-399
13%
200-299
2%
600-699
5%
500-599
54%
400-499
36%
300-399
5%
600-699
6%
500-599
15%
400-499
56%
300-399
23%
30-36
7%
24-29
26%
18-23
53%
12-17
14%
30-36
2%
24-29
34%
18-23
45%
12-17
19%
30-36
2%
24-29
32%
18-23
62%
12-17
4%
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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

 
2 fraternities 4% of male students
 
3 sororities 16% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
34%
Top 1/2
71%
Bottom 1/2
29%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
44%
400-499
41%
300-399
13%
200-299
2%
600-699
5%
500-599
54%
400-499
36%
300-399
5%
600-699
6%
500-599
15%
400-499
56%
300-399
23%
30-36
7%
24-29
26%
18-23
53%
12-17
14%
30-36
2%
24-29
34%
18-23
45%
12-17
19%
30-36
2%
24-29
32%
18-23
62%
12-17
4%

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

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,209
Declined + 695
Total Received 1,904

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 Right Now

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 $27,740
Room $4,920
Board $4,280
Additional fees $1,000
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $38,940
Average Financial Aid - $20,294
Total with Avg. Aid $18,646

Financial Aid

71%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$20,294

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,758,791
State $2,459,755
Institutional $13,593,307
Other external $1,103,687
Total $20,915,540

Non-need-based

Federal
State $8,463
Institutional $3,552,677
Other external $514,749
Total $4,075,889

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cheerleading
cross-country
diving
fencing
football
golf
ice hockey
soccer
softball
swimming
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

78%

2,342
students

Female
54%
1,264

Male
46%
1,078

Graduate

22%

659
students

Female
68%
451

Male
32%
208

undergraduateFull-time

77%

1,820
students

Female
52%
937

Male
48%
883

undergraduatePart-time

23%

522
students

Female
63%
327

Male
37%
195

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
5%
Hispanic/Latino
66%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
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

60%

Transfer applicants accepted

49%

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
  • Older 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

Not Reported

Additional services

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

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • 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 22
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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