McKendree University


The mission of McKendree University is to provide a high quality educational experience to outstanding students. We guide our students in the pursuit of academic excellence which will prepare them for leadership roles in our society. To achieve this end we encourage broader vision, enriched purpose, engagement with community, commitment to responsible citizenship, openness to new ideas and dedication to lifelong learning.

Academic Programs

  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


McKendree University is a selective university committed to the evaluation of the whole person.  A student’s GPA and desire to succeed in a challenging academic environment has consistently been the best predictor of academic success at McKendree.  Admission decisions are based on rigor of curriculum, recommendations, proven leadership skills, community involvement, work experience, engagement with the University through campus visits, and the capacity to contribute to the campus community. Send an official high school or GED transcript to McKendree University c/o the Office of Admission, 701 College Road, Lebanon, IL  62254.


Optional Supplemental Items

1. Results from the SAT or the ACT standardized tests are considered supplemental items and are not required for either admission or academic scholarship consideration.

2. Letters of recommendation are optional, but may be required for students based on cumulative GPA. Counselor recommendation form

3. An Admission Interview is encouraged, but optional for all.  An interview may be required for students based on cumulative GPA.



Visit us

The best way to get to know us is to come see for yourself. You already know about our quality academic reputation, but we’re well known for our beautiful campus, too. Come be our guest! You’re welcome to visit campus anytime. We offer individual campus visits Monday through Friday along with Preview Days during the academic year.  Visit to sign up today!

Admissions office

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School location

701 College Rd
Lebanon, IL 62254-1299, United States of America

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