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McKendree University Admission Requirements

Lebanon, Illinois

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Chances of getting into McKendree University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
63.3%
Admission Difficulty for McKendree University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow
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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.

Test Requirements

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.

McKendree University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
859-1268
Applicants Submitting SAT
47%
SAT Scores for McKendree University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 428
SAT Math 25th 431
SAT Composite 25th 859
SAT Scores for McKendree University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 635
SAT Math 75th 633
SAT Composite 75th 1268
Average SAT Score 1060

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

McKendree University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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McKendree University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
45%
ACT Scores for McKendree University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for McKendree University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

McKendree University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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McKendree University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.4
Typical High School Grades
B+

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted McKendree University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 32% Good
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

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High School Class Rank

75% of McKendree University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted McKendree University students
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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

McKendree University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 982 1,015 1,997
Accepted 658 607 1,265
Acceptance Rate 67% 60% 63%
Enrolled 150 182 332
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 30% 26%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to McKendree University is $0.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to McKendree University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

McKendree University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at McKendree University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.

FAQs

Does McKendree University prefer SAT or ACT?

47% of students submit their SAT scores to McKendree University. 45% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into McKendree University?

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.

What SAT score is required for McKendree University?

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.

What ACT score is required for McKendree University?

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.