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McKendree University

Lebanon, IL 4-Year Private

About Mckendree University

McKendree University is a private, religous school located in the suburban setting of Lebanon, IL, less than an hour from St. Louis, MO; Belleville, IL.

Founded in 1828, Mckendree University currently enrolls around 2,292 students a year, including 1,788 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

2021 Admissions Facts About Mckendree University

Acceptance rate: 63%

Average GPA: 3.38

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

What's the acceptance rate at McKendree University in 2021?

It is moderately difficult to get into McKendree University. Around 63 percent of all applicants to Mckendree University are accepted each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at Mckendree University is 3.38 out of 4.0.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Mckendree University a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Mckendree University, around 75 percent return for their sophomore year.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $29,622 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Mckendree University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Mckendree University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

701 College Road Lebanon, IL 62254-1299

Campus Setting: Suburban

Mckendree University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Mckendree University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Mckendree University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Mckendree University ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


19 to 28


19 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Mckendree University is 24. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Mckendree University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Mckendree University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

887 - 1240


Math SAT Range

431 - 633


Reading SAT Range

428 - 635

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1240 and Above


887 to 1240


887 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Mckendree University students is 1064. Applicants with SAT scores of 1240 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Mckendree University, while applicants with SAT scores between 887 to 1240 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 887 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Mckendree University.

Mckendree University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Mckendree University is like? There are approximately 2,292 students enrolled at Mckendree University, including 1,788 undergraduate students and 504 graduate students. 83% percent of students attend school full-time, 68% percent are from IL and 32% percent of students are from other states.


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