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Mckendree University Admissions

Check in with McKendree University's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Mckendree University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Mckendree University 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 11%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not even considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 57%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 38%

Considering Applying Early to Mckendree University?

McKendree University does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is Mckendree University Hard To Get Into?

Mckendree University is a moderately difficult school to get into. Mckendree University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Mckendree University accepted 63% of all applicants, around 1,265 of the 1,997 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Mckendree University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

What's Most Important to Get In to Mckendree University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Mckendree University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Mckendree University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Mckendree University must submit the following items. Double check with Mckendree University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Other Requirements rank in upper 50% of high school class, minimum ACT score of 20
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Mckendree University?

Students admitted to Mckendree University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 66% submitted a class rank. At Mckendree University 11% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 35% were in the top 25% and 75% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At McKendree University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 66%

Mckendree University doesn't consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Mckendree University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 57% of Mckendree University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 38% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

To be competitive with other Mckendree University applicants, you should strive to earn between 887 and 1240 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Mckendree University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1240 and 25% of scored lower than 887, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Mckendree University students scored 633 or higher and 75% of students scored 428 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Mckendree University students scored 635 or higher, and 75% scored a 428 or higher.

To be most competitive at Mckendree University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Mckendree University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Mckendree University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

Transferring to McKendree University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Mckendree University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Mckendree University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

Mckendree University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Mckendree University?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Mckendree University.

Does Mckendree University accept transfer credits?

Mckendree University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Mckendree University accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does Mckendree University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Mckendree University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Mckendree University?

Mckendree University is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is Mckendree University's acceptance rate?

Mckendree University's acceptance rate is 63%.

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Mckendree University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Mckendree University? Mckendree University is a somewhat selective institution. The Mckendree University acceptance rate is 63%. This means that the institution accepts 63 out of every 100 applicants.



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Mckendree University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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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Mckendree University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

887 - 1240


Math SAT Range

431 - 633


Reading SAT Range

428 - 635

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Mckendree University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Mckendree University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.38. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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