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McKendree University Admission Requirements

Lebanon, Illinois

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Chances of getting into McKendree University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
70%
Admission Difficulty for McKendree University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into McKendree University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at McKendree University is 70%.  It ranks #31 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. McKendree University is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 1,377 out of 1,965 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent (SAT 871/1277 ACT 18/28). McKendree University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.38. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. McKendree University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

McKendree University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
871-1277
Applicants Submitting SAT 
47%
SAT Scores for McKendree University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 437
SAT Math 25th 434
SAT Composite 25th 871
SAT Scores for McKendree University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 631
SAT Math 75th 646
SAT Composite 75th 1277
Average SAT Score 1070

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 871 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 670. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. McKendree University ranks #24 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. 47 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

McKendree University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1277 and Above Good >82%
1074 to 1277 Avg + 70%-82%
871 to 1074 Avg - 55%-70%
668 to 871 Reach 39%-55%
Less than 668 Low <39%
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McKendree University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
18-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
45%
ACT Scores for McKendree University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for McKendree University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 27
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 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #18 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 45 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to McKendree University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >82%
23 to 28 Avg + 70%-82%
18 to 23 Avg - 55%-70%
13 to 18 Reach 39%-55%
Less than 13 Low <39%
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McKendree University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.38
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 3.38 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #31 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 70% of students who apply.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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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 11%
Top 25% of class 35%
Top 50% of class 75%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

McKendree University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 866 1,099 1,965
Accepted 647 730 1,377
Acceptance Rate 75% 66% 70%
Enrolled 158 216 374
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 30% 27%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

McKendree University Application 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?

70% of those who apply are granted admission to McKendree University. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging 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 871 and 1277. 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 18 and 28. 45% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.