McKendree University

701 College Road
Lebanon, IL 62254

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https://www.mckendree.edu
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Main telephone 618-537-4481
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Public or private Private
Type of school University
Denomination Methodist
Date founded 1828
Degrees offered Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, Other advanced degrees
School accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Setting Suburban (within commuting distance of a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area St. Louis, MO; Belleville, IL
Campus size 235 acres
County Saint Clair
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Number of full time, freshmen men 182
Number of full time, freshmen women 150
Total number of full time freshmen 332
Number of part time, freshmen men 0
Number of part time, freshmen women 0
Total number of part time freshmen 0
Total number of freshmen men 182
Total number of freshmen women 150
Total number of freshmen 332
Number of full time, undergraduate men 757
Number of full time, undergraduate women 727
Total number of full time undergraduates 1,484
Number of part time, undergraduate men 104
Number of part time, undergraduate women 200
Total number of part time undergraduates 304
Total number of undergraduate males 861
Total number of undergraduate females 927
Total number of undergraduate students 1,788
Number of male graduate students 222
Number of female graduate students 574
Total number of graduate students 796
Total number of male undergraduate and graduate students 1,083
Total number of female undergraduate and graduate students 1,501
Total enrollment 2,584
American Indian/Alaskan Native Less than 1%
Asian Less than 1%
Black 12%
Hispanic 5%
White 61%
Race/ethnicity unknown 11%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from out of state 32%
Percentage of students from outside the US 5%
Percentage of students 25 or older 4%
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Tuition year 2020-2021
Full time costs are based on x units per year 32 credits
In-state tuition $31,100
Out-of-state tuition $31,100
Fees $1,100
Books and supplies $1,000
Room and board (live on campus)* $10,970
Board and transportation (live with parents) $4,158
* Room and board costs may vary by housing facility and number of meals in meal plan
Campus/location Yes
Class load (number of credits taken) Yes
Degree level (e.g., certificate, associate, bachelor's) Yes
Deferment plan (you can pay part of your tuition at the start of the term and the rest at the end of the term) Yes
Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term) Yes
Children of alumni Yes
School employees and their children Yes
Undergraduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2020-2021 academic year. Full-time costs are based on 32 credits per year.)
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Financial aid contact person Ashley Byers
Financial aid contact title Director of Financial Aid
Financial aid contact e-mail Email
Financial aid phone 618-537-6532
Financial aid office website Find more information on this website
Scholarship list website Find more information on this website
Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Application deadline (for fall term) May 31
School year financial aid data is from 2018-2019
Average financial aid package awarded to freshmen $23,152
For freshmen, percentage of need* met by aid package 74%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to freshmen
Loan $3,497
Scholarship or grant $20,689
Average financial aid package awarded to undergraduates (including freshmen) $22,125
For all undergraduates, percentage of need* met by aid package 72%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduates
Loan $4,550
Scholarship or grant $19,062
Work study $871
* "Need" as defined for financial aid results from a formula based on a student's situation. The formula considers family and student income, family size, unusual expenses, and the school's costs.
Number of freshmen who applied for aid 323
Number of freshmen who received aid 290
Number of undergraduates who applied for aid 1,312
Number of undergraduates who received aid 1,188
Percentage of students who took out loans to pay for school 70%
Average student loan debt for last graduating class $28,754
Loans
Federal PLUS loans (for parents) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized) Yes
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
State-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Merit-based scholarships and grants
School-sponsored scholarships in academics Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in art Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in special achievements Yes
School-sponsored scholarships for special characteristics Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
Non-proprietary financial aid data are from ... (Financial aid data are for the 2018-2019 academic year.)
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Admissions contact person Josie Blasdel
Admissions contact title Director of Undergraduate Admission
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Admissions phone (local) 800-232-7228
Electronic application website Find more information on this website
For incoming students Moderately difficult (about 85% of all applicants accepted)
Number of male applicants 1,015
Number of male applicants accepted 607
Number of male applicants who enrolled 182
Number of female applicants 982
Number of female applicants accepted 658
Number of female applicants who enrolled 150
Total number of applicants 1,997
Total number of applicants accepted 1,265
Total number of applicants who enrolled 332
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Fall* application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall admission applicants Continuous
Fall transfer application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall transfer applicants Continuous
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.
Online application available Find more information on this website
Submit these items:
High school GPA (minimum) 2.5
High school GPA Required for all students
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Interview Required for some students
Letters of recommendation (#) 1
Letters of recommendation Required for all students
Written essay or personal statement Required for all students
Other application materials Rank in upper 50% of high school class, minimum ACT score of 20
Other application materials Required for all students
High school GPA Very important
Difficulty of high school courses Very important
Standardized test scores Important
High school class rank Important
Recommendations Important
Application essay Considered
Character/personal qualities Not considered
Interview Considered
Talent or ability Considered
Extracurricular activities Considered
Level of applicant's interest Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment Not considered
Work experience Considered
Related to a school graduate Considered
First generation college student Not considered
Racial/ethnic group Not considered
Accepted students can defer admission for a period of time Yes
American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) general Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject Yes
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Yes
Age limit on courses to be transferred 10 years
SAT evidence-based reading and writing
Under 400 2%
400 - 499 27%
500 - 599 43%
600 - 699 25%
700 - 800 2%
Average SAT evidence-based reading and writing score 532
SAT math
Under 400 4%
400 - 499 23%
500 - 599 52%
600 - 699 19%
700 - 800 2%
Average SAT math score 532
ACT score
18 - 23 61%
24 - 29 34%
30 - 36 6%
Average ACT score 24
Average GPA (on 4.0 scale) 3.38
Percentage in top 50% of their high school class 75%
Percentage in top 25% 35%
Percentage in top 10% 11%
Percentage of freshmen who returned for their sophomore year 75%
Percentage of full-time students who complete their bachelor's degree:
In four years or less 45%
Between four and five years 11%
Between five and six years 1%
Letters of recommendation 1, required for all students
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Associate Yes
Bachelor's Yes
Master's Yes
Doctorate Yes
Other advanced degrees Yes
Academic calendar Semesters
Number of faculty on campus 219
Student faculty ratio 14:1
Required number of credits for an associate degree 68 credit hours
Required number of credits for a bachelor's degree 120 credit hours
All students must meet:
Computer course requirements Yes
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Internship requirement Depends on major
Math or science requirement Yes
Senior project requirement Depends on major
Evenings Yes
On-line/distance learning Yes
Part time Yes
Summer school Yes
Accelerated degree Yes
Double major Yes
Freshman honors college Yes
Graduate courses open to undergraduates Yes
Honors program Yes
Student-designed major Yes
3-2 degree programs (three-year bachelor's degree and two-year master's degree) are available Yes
Other Occupational therapy with Washington University in St. Louis
Domestic exchange available Yes
Study abroad available Yes
Army ROTC Yes
Air Force ROTC Yes
Advanced Placement Yes
Cooperative education Yes
External degree program (earn credits through options that require little or no classroom attendance) Yes
Independent study Yes
Internships Yes
Computers on campus for student use Yes (380)
Computer lab available to students Yes
Computer network can be accessed from dorm rooms Yes
Computer network can be accessed from off campus Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
Main library name Holman Library
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National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Yes
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Choral groups Yes
Drama or theater groups Yes
Marching band Yes
Newspaper Yes
Radio station Yes
National or local fraternities Yes
National or local sororities Yes
Number of student clubs and associations with open membership 60
Largest clubs and organizations on campus Center for Public Service, Wonders of Wellness, Campus Ministries, APO, Debate
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Percentage of students who live on campus 73%
School owns or operates housing Yes
Highest year that students are required to live on campus Junior
Housing availability for first year students Guaranteed
Housing options Co-ed
Housing is available for students with disabilities Yes
Dorms require a key or code to enter Yes
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Remedial education courses Yes
Health clinic Yes
Psychological counseling Yes
Orientation Yes
Housing Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
Campus patrolled by trained security personnel Yes
Late night transport service Yes
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Was counseled by the career services office 52%
Alumni networking and mentoring Yes
Career counseling Yes
Career interest testing Yes
Career library Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Résumé referral to employers Yes
Other career services Graduate school assistance, internships
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Grad admissions contact person Sabrina Storner
Grad admissions contact title Director of Graduate Admission
Grad admissions contact e-mail address Email
Grad admissions contact phone (local) 800-232-7228
Number of full time, male graduate students 68
Number of full time, female graduate students 137
Total number of full time graduate students 205
Number of part time, male graduate students 154
Number of part time, female graduate students 437
Total number of part time graduate students 591
Total number of male graduate students 222
Total number of female graduate students 574
Total number of graduate students 796
Number of undergraduate men 861
Number of undergraduate women 927
Total number of undergraduate students 1,788
Total number of male undergraduate and graduate students 1,083
Total number of female undergraduate and graduate students 1,501
Total enrollment 2,584
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security. If you have questions or concerns about the information displaying please contact Illinois Career Information System.