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Tuition & Fees

$27,900

$27,900

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,017
Declined + 600
Total Received 1,617
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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 3,027
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)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 1456
ACT 1076

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

2,358

undergraduate students

669

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
7%
500-599
36%
400-499
57%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
12%
500-599
29%
400-499
57%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
3%
500-599
35%
400-499
54%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
30-36
8%
24-29
30%
18-23
49%
12-17
13%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
38%
18-23
44%
12-17
13%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
30%
18-23
60%
12-17
5%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Lebanon, IL

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Lebanon, IL

234-acre campus in Lebanon (population: 4,466), 23 miles from St. Louis; branch campuses in Louisville and Radcliff, KY.; satellite campuses in Belleville, Carterville, Centralia, Godfrey, and Ullin, IL; Harrisburg, IL; and at Scott Air Force Base. 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
60%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
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 2% of male students
 
3 sororities 6% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
43%
Top 1/2
75%
Bottom 1/2
25%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
7%
500-599
36%
400-499
57%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
12%
500-599
29%
400-499
57%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
3%
500-599
35%
400-499
54%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
30-36
8%
24-29
30%
18-23
49%
12-17
13%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
38%
18-23
44%
12-17
13%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
30%
18-23
60%
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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,017
Declined + 600
Total Received 1,617

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 $25,900
Room $4,760
Board $4,160
Additional fees $1,000
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $36,820
Average Financial Aid - $19,908
Total with Avg. Aid $16,912

Financial Aid

76%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$19,908

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,406,618
State $2,660,094
Institutional $12,377,598
Other external $1,147,620
Total $19,591,930

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $9,348
Institutional $2,017,371
Other external $375,700
Total $2,402,419

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
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Economics/Finance
Education
Elementary Education
Engineering
English
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Global Studies
Health Education
Health/Wellness
History
History Education
Human Resource Management
Information Technology
Interactive Media
International Relations
International/Global Studies
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
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%

2,358
students

Female
56%
1,321

Male
44%
1,037

Graduate

22%

669
students

Female
71%
477

Male
29%
192

undergraduateFull-time

75%

1,777
students

Female
53%
937

Male
47%
840

undergraduatePart-time

25%

581
students

Female
67%
384

Male
33%
197

Student Break-down

1%
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
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

62%

Transfer applicants accepted

54%

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 11
Countries most often represented Argentina
Australia
Colombia
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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