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Colleges / McKendree University

McKendree University

Lebanon, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate78%
Acceptance Rate78%

Mckendree University Admissions

Reach out to McKendree University's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Mckendree University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Mckendree University's admissions stats.

Mckendree University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 12%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not considered
Waitlist No

McKendree University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for McKendree University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Want to Apply Early to Mckendree University?

Mckendree University does not offer early decision or early action.

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

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Transferring to McKendree University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Mckendree University

Mckendree University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Mckendree University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling 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 put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Mckendree University

Wondering what factors are considered by Mckendree University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
Interview Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Mckendree University for more information on admission factors.

Mckendree University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

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

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Mckendree University?

Students admitted to Mckendree University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4. Mckendree University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 65% submitted a class rank. At Mckendree University 12% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 33% were in the top 25% and 66% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At McKendree University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 10%
3.75 and 3.99 13%
3.50 and 3.74 17%
3.25 and 3.49 14%
3.00 and 3.24 17%
2.50 and 2.9 21%
2.00 and 2.49 8%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Mckendree University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Mckendree University does not 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.

More Information on 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 • DSST/DANTES

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?

✅ The acceptance rate for Mckendree University is 78%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Mckendree University?

❌ Mckendree University does not offer early decision.

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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 78%. This means that the institution accepts 77 out of every 100 applicants.


Mckendree University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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