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Tuition

$27,050

$27,050

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 925
Declined + 434
Total Received 1,359
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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1  :  13

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 234-acre campus is located in Lebanon, IL, 23 miles east of St. Louis, MO.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,308
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)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Codes

SAT 1456
ACT 1076

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

2,356

undergraduate students

952

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
62%
400-499
25%
300-399
13%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
13%
500-599
50%
400-499
37%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
13%
500-599
0
400-499
75%
300-399
12%
200-299
0
30-36
9%
24-29
27%
18-23
48%
12-17
16%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
33%
18-23
43%
12-17
19%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
33%
18-23
56%
12-17
7%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Lebanon, IL

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Lebanon, IL

234-acre campus in Lebanon (population: 4,421), 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
81%
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 7% of male students
 
3 sororities 10% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
41%
Top 1/2
71%
Bottom 1/2
29%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
62%
400-499
25%
300-399
13%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
13%
500-599
50%
400-499
37%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
13%
500-599
0
400-499
75%
300-399
12%
200-299
0
30-36
9%
24-29
27%
18-23
48%
12-17
16%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
33%
18-23
43%
12-17
19%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
33%
18-23
56%
12-17
7%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application 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

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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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 925
Declined + 434
Total Received 1,359

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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 $25,050
Room $4,620
Board $4,070
Additional fees $1,000
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $35,740
Average Financial Aid - $21,044
Total with Avg. Aid $14,696

Financial Aid

86%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$21,044

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,291,311
State $2,961,856
Institutional $10,330,118
Other external $748,469
Total $17,331,754

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $15,736
Institutional $1,600,624
Other external $238,466
Total $1,854,826

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cross-country
football
golf
ice hockey
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
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
Economics/Finance
Education
Elementary Education
Engineering
English
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Global Studies
Health Education
Health/Wellness
History
History Education
Information Technology
International Relations
International/Global Studies
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Music
Music Business
Music Education
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

71%

2,356
students

Female
56%
1,308

Male
44%
1,048

Graduate

29%

952
students

Female
72%
686

Male
28%
266

undergraduateFull-time

70%

1,667
students

Female
54%
892

Male
46%
775

undergraduatePart-time

30%

689
students

Female
61%
416

Male
39%
273

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
80%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

65%

Transfer applicants accepted

46%

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
  • 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
  • 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 Argentia
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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