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McKendree University
Lebanon, IL
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,290
   Women 1,239 (54.1%)
   Men 1,051 (45.9%)
Graduate Students 647
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 68% of 2,283 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.44
SAT Math 512 average
445-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 496 average
410-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 22 average
20-24 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $41,390
  Tuition and Fees $28,740
  Room and Board $9,200
Average Percent of Need Met 77%
Average Freshman Award $22,693
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 104
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 31% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
Lebanon Population 4,466
Nearest Metropolitan Area St. Louis, MO; Belleville, IL
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 91% of freshmen, 73% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot Bearcat
Sororities 21% of women participate
Fraternities 3% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.9% Asian
14.3% Black/African-American
5.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.9% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
67.0% White
8.3% Unknown
International Students 2.7% from 32 countries
First-Year Students Returning 76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 36.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 74%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 14.0%