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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  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
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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
68%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
855-1110
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$19,694/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,633/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,729/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,906/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,623/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,051/ year
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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
1,823Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
33%
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
94%
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
52%
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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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.
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It has a nice, open feel - that classic, honest, Midwestern personability. Classes are relatively small, perhaps 25 maximum for a general education course or something else that's popular, but it's not unusual to have only 6 or seven in more major-specific elective-type courses. This allows you to be very friendly with fellow classmates and faculty, and really be able to understand what needs to be done and exactly how to do it, or at least have the option of quickly approaching your professors. It's located in a charming little town, but also close enough to both Scott Air Force Base and St. Louis to fulfill most needs. My only qualm is the old science building, because it needs some better desks (and it's only that particular building). Also may-or-may not be haunted.

Good for people who want a relatively quiet place where you can still interact with plenty of people but can actually get your work done and learn something worthwhile.
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.