McKendree University (formerly McKendree College) is a liberal arts university founded in 1828. Its 110-acre campus is located in Lebanon, 15 miles east of St. Louis.

Website: www.mckendree.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,104
Undergraduate
Students
(54.1%) 1,138 Women
(45.9%) 966 Men
572
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
62% of 2,206 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.50
SAT Math
483-568 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
540 average
483-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
19-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$43,890
Tuition and Fees
$30,520
Room and Board
$9,920
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Freshman Award
$23,855
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,535
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
97
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 31% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Lebanon Population
4,466
Nearest Metropolitan Area
St. Louis, MO; Belleville, IL
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
77% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Bearcat
Sororities
15% of women participate
Fraternities
3% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.6% Asian
13.8% Black/African-American
4.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
67.3% White
10.1% Unknown
International Students
3.2% from 38 countries
First-Year Students Returning
75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
37.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
28.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   2
Science   2
Foreign Language   1
Social Studies   2
History   1
Academic Electives   4

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 14
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
701 College Road
City, State, Zip
Lebanon, IL 62254-1299
Phone
(618) 537-6400
Fax
(618) 537-6259
E-mail
inquiry@mckendree.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Rank in upper 50% of high school class, minimum ACT score of 20 required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
62% of 2,206 applicants were admitted
Women
64% of 1,135 applicants were admitted
Men
59% of 1,071 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
516 (38%) of 1,361 admitted students enrolled
Women
240 (33%) of 724 admitted students enrolled
Men
276 (43%) of 637 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.50
3.75 and Above
33%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
15%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
483-568 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
11%
Score of 500 - 600
59%
Score of 400 - 500
30%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
540 average
483-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
23%
Score of 500 - 600
48%
Score of 400 - 500
29%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
19-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
5%
Score of 24 - 29
32%
Score of 18 - 23
58%
Score of 12 - 17
5%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 13%
Top quarter: 39%
Top half: 77%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$43,890
Tuition and Fees
$30,520
Room and Board
$9,920
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,450
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline May 31
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001722
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
327 (90.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
285 (90.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
285 (99.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
75 (25.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$23,855
Need-Based Gift
Received by 285 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,270
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 202 (71.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,646
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 56 (19.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
66 (15.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,310

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,419 (87.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,295 (91.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,284 (96.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
246 (19.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$21,635
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,256 (98.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,616
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 936 (73.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,699
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 180 (13.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
278 (17.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,212

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
71%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,535
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
25.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Religion/Biblical Studies
Number of Awards
1,140
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Dance, Debating, Music
Number of Awards
222
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
512
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Religious Affiliation, Veterans
Number of Awards
260
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$930
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Musical Theatre
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Psychology, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
0ccupational Therapy with Washington University in St. Louis
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
97
Part-Time Faculty
181
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
30%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 31% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 59% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 29% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
101,046
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
380
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Lebanon Population
4,466
Nearest Metropolitan Area
St. Louis, MO; Belleville, IL
Campus Size
235 acres

Weather

Temperature
15.9 average low in January, 83.9 average high in September
Rain
111 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
25 mile(s) from campus in St. Louis
Nearest Train Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Belleville

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
77% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
23%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Bearcat
School Colors
Purple and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Bowling x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Lacrosse x x    
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x x x
Water Polo x x x x
Wrestling   x x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Bowling x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Water Polo x x
Wrestling   x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Bowling    
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse    
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Water Polo x x
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading, fencing, ice hockey, weight lifting, wrestling
Men's Club Sports
bowling, cheerleading, fencing, ice hockey, weight lifting

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, center for public service, wonders of wellness, campus ministries, apo, debate
Sororities
15% of women participate
Fraternities
3% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,104
Women
1,138 (54.1%)
Men
966 (45.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,692
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.6% Asian
13.8% Black/African-American
4.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
67.3% White
10.1% Unknown
International Students.
3.2% from 38 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
572

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
37.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
48.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
51.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
28.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 4%
Law 4%
Medicine 1%
Other 10%

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