Tuition & Fees

$29,640

$29,640

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
29%
500-599
29%
400-499
29%
300-399
3%
600-699
12%
500-599
59%
400-499
24%
300-399
5%
600-699
19%
500-599
30%
400-499
47%
300-399
4%
30-36
10%
24-29
45%
18-23
40%
12-17
5%
30-36
5%
24-29
47%
18-23
39%
12-17
9%
30-36
2%
24-29
32%
18-23
59%
12-17
7%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1
14

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,557
Declined + 726
Total Received 2,283
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Private (nonprofit)

2,290

undergraduate students

647

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business Administration
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 1456
ACT 1076

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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 2,937
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)

Lebanon, IL

235-acre campus in Lebanon (population: 4,466), 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
78%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
90%
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 3% of male students
 
3 sororities 21% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
36%
Top 1/2
76%
Bottom 1/2
24%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
29%
500-599
29%
400-499
29%
300-399
3%
600-699
12%
500-599
59%
400-499
24%
300-399
5%
600-699
19%
500-599
30%
400-499
47%
300-399
4%
30-36
10%
24-29
45%
18-23
40%
12-17
5%
30-36
5%
24-29
47%
18-23
39%
12-17
9%
30-36
2%
24-29
32%
18-23
59%
12-17
7%

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

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,557
Declined + 726
Total Received 2,283

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 $28,560
Room $5,020
Board $4,330
Additional fees $1,080
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $39,990
Average Financial Aid - $21,543
Total with Avg. Aid $18,447

Financial Aid

73%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$21,543

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,445,651
State $2,494,761
Institutional $15,450,311
Other external $753,343
Total $22,144,066

Non-need-based

Federal
State $29,377
Institutional $4,308,490
Other external $414,140
Total $4,752,007

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
water polo
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
Curriculum/Instruction
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
Nursing Practice in Ethical Leadership
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
Teaching
Theatre
Writing
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Undergraduate

78%

2,290
students

Female
54%
1,239

Male
46%
1,051

Graduate

22%

647
students

Female
69%
444

Male
31%
203

undergraduateFull-time

79%

1,823
students

Female
52%
933

Male
48%
890

undergraduatePart-time

21%

467
students

Female
66%
306

Male
34%
161

Student Break-down

3%
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
64%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

60%

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
  • 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
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 32
Countries most often represented Canada
Italy
New Zealand
Serbia
Spain
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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