Tuition & Fees

$30,520

$30,520

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
23%
500-599
48%
400-499
29%
600-699
12%
500-599
59%
400-499
29%
600-699
19%
500-599
30%
400-499
47%
300-399
4%
30-36
7%
24-29
29%
18-23
48%
12-17
16%
30-36
5%
24-29
35%
18-23
42%
12-17
18%
30-36
5%
24-29
31%
18-23
58%
12-17
6%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,361
Declined + 845
Total Received 2,206
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Private (nonprofit)

2,104

undergraduate students

572

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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Location

School Facts

McKendree University, 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 2,676
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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education)

Lebanon, IL

235-acre campus in Lebanon (population: 4,433), served by bus; 23 miles from St. Louis. Campuses in Radcliff, KY and at Scott Air Force Base, IL. Major airport and train St. Louis. School operates transportation to various locations on campus. Public transportation serves campus.

McKendree University
701 College Road
Lebanon, IL 62254

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
77%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
89%
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 15% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
39%
Top 1/2
77%
Bottom 1/2
23%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
23%
500-599
48%
400-499
29%
600-699
12%
500-599
59%
400-499
29%
600-699
19%
500-599
30%
400-499
47%
300-399
4%
30-36
7%
24-29
29%
18-23
48%
12-17
16%
30-36
5%
24-29
35%
18-23
42%
12-17
18%
30-36
5%
24-29
31%
18-23
58%
12-17
6%

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)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,361
Declined + 845
Total Received 2,206

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

Financial Aid

71%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$21,099

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $29,420
Room $5,120
Board $4,800
Additional fees $1,100
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $41,440
Average Financial Aid - $21,099
Total with Avg. Aid $20,341

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,508,214
State $2,596,668
Institutional $15,605,898
Other external $848,439
Total $22,559,219

Non-need-based

Federal
State $29,377
Institutional $4,226,228
Other external $403,419
Total $4,659,024
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 BEAR-CAT, extension 6828
F: 618 537-6530
financial_aid_office@mckendree.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Beth Juehne
Director of Financial Aid
bjuehne@mckendree.edu

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

Club Sports - Men's

Bass Fishing, Bowling, Ice Hockey

Club Sports - Women's

Bass Fishing

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Football, Softball, Table Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Chuck Brueggemann (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

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
Middle School Education
Music
Music Education
Music Marketing
Music Performance
Musical Theatre
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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business Administration
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,676

total students

73%

in-state

27%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

79%

2,104
students

Female
54%
1,138

Male
46%
966

21%

572
students

Female
67%
385

Male
33%
187

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

80%

1,692
students

Female
52%
865

Male
48%
827

20%

412
students

Female
67%
273

Male
33%
139

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
13%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
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

57%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

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

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 38
Countries most often represented Canada
Germany
Italy
New Zealand
Serbia
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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