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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 1,692 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the McKendree acceptance rate is 62%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 51% of students, McKendree alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,400.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Valley Conference
Address
701 College Rd
Lebanon, IL 62254
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McKendree University Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
62%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
970-1160
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$20,890/ 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
$20,121/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

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.43 responses
77%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,692Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
412
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
51%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
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  • Friendly
    70%
  • With their own group
    15%
  • Enthusiastic
    10%
  • Diverse
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
43%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.44 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.53 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
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  • Dedication
    29%
  • Second family
    29%
  • Small school pretending it's a big one
    19%
  • Expensive
    14%
  • Dull
    10%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
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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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.
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I currently attend McKendree and the school is perfect for me. I've had very few professors that I've disliked after two years of attending. It's a small university which is completely fine with me because I get more help from professors, can easily navigate the school, and don't have to walk miles to class. I am also receiving an incredible education. The flaws of McKendree, however, are the lack of things to do, the lack of school spirit, and the use of money. I believe that my money towards McKendree should go to rennovating buildings, improving parking, and adding new housing options. I also believe that the school spirit could be improved because few people attend sporting events. Lastly, events are rarely planned at McKendree and it is located in a small town so it can be difficult to find things to do. But overall, I believe that the unversity has suited me well and I am glad I chose it.
The faculty cares about their student both in and outside of the classroom. The extracurricular activities are excellent. The campus scenery is very beautiful. The community on campus feels like a family. Overall, I would like to see the university offer more in terms of financial support and opportunities for financial assistance.