McKendree University

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McKendree University can be found in Lebanon, IL, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 2,500 students enrolled each year at McKendree University.

Most of the students that got into this school got an SAT score between 859 to 1268, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 19 to 28. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the McKendree University average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.52. An estimated 60% of all applicant were admitted at McKendree University, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 26% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall McKendree University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for McKendree University was reported as 63.3% in Fall 2020 with over 2,000 applications submitted to McKendree University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 19 - 28
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into McKendree University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of McKendree University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for McKendree University has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 68.2%
  • 2017-2018: 61.7%
  • 2018-2019: 66.6%
  • 2019-2020: 63.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 60.1%

How Does McKendree University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for McKendree University is twelve percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Fontbonne University78.7%
Greenville College56.1%
Blackburn College57.1%
University of Illinois at Springfield76.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to McKendree University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading428 - 635
Math431 - 633
Total Score859 - 1268
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 27
Math17 - 28
Composite Score19 - 28
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