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grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

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McKendree is an above-average private, Christian university located in Lebanon, Illinois. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,484 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the McKendree acceptance rate is 63%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Sociology. Graduating 60% of students, McKendree alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,400.

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701 College Rd
Lebanon, IL 62254
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Valley Conference

McKendree University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

McKendree Admissions

Acceptance Rate
63%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
860-1270
ACT Range
19-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$21,764 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$21,203 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 42 responses
87%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 45 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 45 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
13
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
12
How Students Learn
  • All
    15%
  • None
    58%
  • Some
    27%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,484 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
304
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
59%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
  • Friendly
    76%
  • With their own group
    14%
  • Enthusiastic
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
46%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 46 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 55 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
  • Dedication
    26%
  • Second family
    26%
  • Expensive
    17%
  • Small school pretending it's a big one
    17%
  • Dull
    9%
  • Underrated
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 21 responses

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