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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
McKendree is an above-average private, Christian university located in Lebanon, Illinois. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,631 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the McKendree acceptance rate is 67%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 54% of students, McKendree alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,400.
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
67%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
960-1270
ACT Range
20-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$19,676/ 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
$22,246/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
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
86%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
77%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
12
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
11
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    23%
  • On Campus
    62%
  • Online
    15%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,631Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
320
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
59%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
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  • Friendly
    75%
  • With their own group
    15%
  • Enthusiastic
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
44%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.45 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.54 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
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  • Dedication
    27%
  • Second family
    27%
  • Small school pretending it's a big one
    18%
  • Expensive
    14%
  • Dull
    9%
  • Underrated
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
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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McKendree University Reviews

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Like that online options are available, especially being involved in sports. Looking forward to fall of 2020!
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Many of the professors in the college are below average, many of my high school teachers were much better with a class. While many teachers are underwhelming there are a few professors who go above and beyond to really help the student learn and enjoy class. Many of the building at McKendree are in need of repairs. The areas with the largest need for repairs are the student housing areas. Many of the amenities for the students are not taken care of such as a beach volleyball court infested with weeds.
I experienced online format because of the coronavirus. Although there are some internet problem, I have a good experience when learning online. The instructors are dedicated and hard-working to give me the best foundation despite the fact that they have to switch to online learning.