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How hard is it to get into McKendree University and can I get accepted? The school has a 63% acceptance rate ranking it #29 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,265 out of 1,997 applicants were admitted making McKendree University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. McKendree University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. McKendree University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||428|
|SAT Math 25th||431|
|SAT Composite 25th||859|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||635|
|SAT Math 75th||633|
|SAT Composite 75th||1268|
|Average SAT Score||1060|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to McKendree University?
McKendree University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 859 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 660. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. The school ranks #31 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. 47 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1268 and Above||Good||>74%|
|1063 to 1268||Avg +||63%-74%|
|859 to 1063||Avg -||50%-63%|
|655 to 859||Reach||37%-50%|
|Less than 655||Low||<37%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||28|
|Average ACT Score||23|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into McKendree University?
Admission data indicates that McKendree University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #19 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 45 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to McKendree University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>75%|
|23 to 28||Avg +||63%-75%|
|19 to 23||Avg -||52%-63%|
|15 to 19||Reach||40%-52%|
|Less than 15||Low||<40%|
What GPA do you need to get into McKendree University?
Applicants require above average high school grades to get into McKendree University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at McKendree University was 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #18 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as McKendree University accepts 63% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||16%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||15%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||14%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||19%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||4%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
75% of McKendree University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||13%|
|Top 25% of class||43%|
|Top 50% of class||75%|
|Bottom 50% of class||25%|
|Bottom 25% of class||5%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||23%||30%||26%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to McKendree University is $0.
What are the requirements for admission to McKendree University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=147013 IPEDS survey data for McKendree University.
47% of students submit their SAT scores to McKendree University. 45% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
63% of those who apply are granted admission to McKendree University. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 859 and 1268. 47% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 28. 45% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.