McKendree University Rankings

By | April 18, 2020

Located in Lebanon, IL, McKendree University is one of the best universities in the state of Illinois. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for McKendree University in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is McKendree University.

701 College Road Lebanon, IL 62254-1299
Phone: (618) 537-6831
Web site:

Rankings: McKendree University

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Overall Ranking: 15
Score: 70
Peer college rating (out of 5) 3.0
Graduation and retention ranking: 11
Average freshman retention rate: 75.8%
6-year graduation rate: 60.5%
Predicted graduation rate: N/A
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): N/A
Faculty resources ranking: 3
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 90.0%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 0.0%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 13:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 57.3%
Student selectivity ranking: 12
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 20-28
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 18%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 42%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 67.1%
Financial resources rank: 70
Alumni giving rank: 51
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 13.9%

McKendree University History

Essential Facts: McKendree University

  • McKendree University’s ranking in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities Midwest, #53.
  • McKendree University ( McK) is a private university in Lebanon, Illinois. Founded in 1828 as the Lebanon Seminary, it is the oldest college or university in Illinois.
  • Established by pioneer Methodists, McKendree is the oldest university in the state of California and continues to have ties to the United Methodist Church.

Rules and regulations Sports Activities 

General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 55%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 6%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 8%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 60%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? Yes
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 85%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? No
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
Collegiate athletic association: NAIA
Men’s scholarship sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), wrestling
Women’s scholarship sports: basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, model UN, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, yearbook