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.
McKendree University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.42 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses
Undergrads Over 25
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- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.44 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.53 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
McKendree University Reviews
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 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.