McKendree University is a private, liberal arts institution established in Lebanon, Illinois. The campus is situated on wooded land spanning 235 acres and features a number of state-of-the-art facilities, including the Marion K. Piper Academic Center, and the Russel E. and Fern M. Hettenhausen Center for the Arts, known as The Hett. Students opting to live on campus at McKendree have the opportunity to choose between three different types of residence halls, traditional-style dorms, suite-style halls, and apartment-style halls. Along with its campus-bound programs, McKendree also offers a wide variety of online programs, with degrees ranging in level from associate to doctoral.
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McKendree offers a huge state university education in a small town, close knit package. Tuition isn't fantastic, but there are a ton of scholarship opportunities, and all of McK's scholarships stack, so you can build upon what you've earned. Come and be a Bearcat!
Chelsea from Highland, IL
Mckendree is small which means better student-teacher relationships. Its is a great school to do net working at. The value of the teachers are great.
Diandra from Lebanon, IL
McKendree University is an amazing school with a family atmosphere on campus. All the professors and the coaches are there to help us succeed in life and they make sure we know they are there to help. On a scale of 1-10 I rate McKendree University a 10.
Jordan from Summit, IL
This is a small campus that makes me feel right at home. Everyone is very helpful and polite. It feels like you are a part of a family.
Mckendree is a great school, the teachers there are so cool and fun. The campus is very small and yet its packed full of fun activities and clubs. Classes are small too so you'll receive individual attention from teachers.
Trevon from Chicago, IL
McKendree University has a great atmosphere about it. There's a feeling of family there. It's a smaller college, so I don't feel like a number.