427 reviews
  1. Lebanon, IL
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
McKendree University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Valley Conference
Address
701 College Rd
Lebanon, IL 62254

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
61%
SAT Scores Range
880-1180
ACT Scores Range
20-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for McKendree University

Cost

Net Price
$17,572/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,096/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,278/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,417/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,997/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,840/ year

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
88%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,950Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
24%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
30%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    78%
  • Enthusiastic
    11%
  • With their own group
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
45%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.42 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.51 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Second family
    32%
  • Dedication
    26%
  • Expensive
    16%
  • Small school pretending it's a big one
    16%
  • Dull
    11%

After McKendree University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
47%
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

McKendree University Reviews

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Most of the professors here really care about their students and teach their courses really well. You can tell they want their students to succeed, and it is easy to get to know them. They are open and honest, and they provide students with proper information to prepare them for their futures. They know a lot about their subjects and you can tell they are passionate about them. The class sizes are very small and I love this! They are also styled perfectly with lectures on powerpoints and such. There are a ton of classes offered also. They are very difficult, though, and are a great challenge.
If you're wanting to continue with sports and get an education then that's really the only thing that Mckendree offers. It's a small overly priced university with not much diversity nor edge to it. It's a dry campus for starters (meaning barely any time to party and have a good time with peers or friends) diversity is oriented upon the sport you're in (if you're a softball player you typically stick with softball players, football, wrestling, etc) if you're not in a sport you're practically considered an outcast and tend to have friends who aren't doing a sport. Not many people attend student events unless it involves homecoming or football games. The education is good and there are teachers that help you and care, however they should have more majors and minors. Unless you have almost a full ride? The school basically cheats you out of your money and puts you in depth. They have good programs but it's not worth the amount of money that's being paid.
The best part about McKendree University is that while you are gaining an amazing education, you are also gaining an amazing network of friends and colleges that will be there for you when ever you need them. Every staff and faculty member, whether you are in their major or not, wants to see you improve and succeed in whatever you are doing. Everyone supports each other on this campus. Whether it is the concert band going to a basketball game or the volleyball team going to the show choir finale show, the support from everyone is amazing. It is a very small campus but in a way it is a blessing. You really get to know everyone and it is very hard to not find a someone to be friends with. With that being said, since it is such a small campus in the middle of a very small town, there is not a lot of parking and there really isn't any attractions near by the campus. That being said, the atmosphere of the surrounding community gives the campus a very calm and safe feel.