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McKendree University

Lebanon, IL, USA
3.97 Average Rating

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.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • United Methodist
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
67%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
66%
Out-Of-State Students
28%
45%
Submitting ACT
47%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1006
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
2,499
Total Number of Undergrads
1,956
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
68%
20-39 Students
31%
0
100
37%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
54%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$20,890
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$31,640
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$31,640
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,920
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

0
100
75%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
97%
Average Aid Per Year
$20,121
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
97%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,403
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$17,235

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
66%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,902
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$22,912
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$244
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
92
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
77%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bearcats
School Colors
Purple/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Great Lakes Valley Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Saint Louis
Louisville
Chicago
Evansville
Springfield
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
77%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$45,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.97 Average Rating
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.
Redell from Edwardsville, IL
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.
Losa

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