Acceptance Rate

960 - 1270

SAT Range

20 - 28

ACT Range

McKendree University Admissions

After the completion of the final year high school exams students go through a lot of stress, anxiety, and lots of tension about the undergraduate admission.

McKendree University Office of Admissions is committed towards your success and we understand some may have many questions regarding the admission process at McKendree University, Lebanon, Illinois. The university is in a continuous process of reviewing applications and finalize the admission of the candidate. The acceptance rate is 67%.

Undergraduate Admission Process

Freshmen or the first-year students willing to plan their further studies at McKendree University. The admission process for the same is as follows:

  • Complete and submit the McKendree application or the Common Application.

  • Send your high school transcripts or GED scores directly to the Office of Admissions.

    McKendree University

    Office of Admission

    701, College Road

    Lebanon, Illinois 62254

  • Official test scores of standardized tests like SAT/ACT. McKendree's super scores marks all the test results. So send all the test scores attempted.

  • Recommendation form from the counselor.

  • If you have taken any dual enrollment credit courses please submit the official secondary transcripts directly to the Office of Admissions.

Graduate Admission Process

Candidates holding a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or institution are eligible to apply for admission for a master's program. The admission process for the master's program is as follows:

  • Complete and submit the graduate admission application.

  • Official transcripts of each college or university attended.

  • A current updated resume.

  • Three Professional Letters of Recommendations.

  • Essay describing the personal and professional goals that will be met by completing the degree.

International Admission Process

McKendree University accepts students from all the countries of the world. Any international student seeking admission at the university to complete their  degree the admission process is as follows:

  • Complete and submit the online application for first-year international students. You can also download the application form complete it and mail directly to the Office of Admission.

  • Submit English translated official copy of secondary high school transcripts and completion certificate.

  • You need to submit a proof of English proficiency in either one of the following way:

    TOEFL Paper Based - 520

    Computer Based - 190

    Internet Based - 70

    IELTS 6.0

    Duolingo English Test: 90

    SAT Critical Reading - 500

    ACT English - 20

  • Submission of Essay and Recommendation are optional requirements as a part of the admission process. If student wish to send they can send along with the admission application.

Transfer  Admission Process

If the student has completed some minimum amount of credits with the existing college, the students are eligible to transfer at McKendree University. The transfer admission process is as follows:

  • Complete and submit the free online application or submit a paper copy directly to the Office of Admission.

  • Send official transcripts of all the post-secondary institutions attended.

  • Official high school or GED transcripts is required if the student has completed less than 12 college credits.

SAT Scores you need to get in

SAT Range The composite score range which the Institution consistently takes, below which admission should be considered a reach.

960 - 1270

Applicants Submitting SAT Percentage of Students submitting SAT Scores.


SAT Reading 25th


SAT Math 25th


SAT Composite 25th


SAT Reading 75th


SAT Math 75th


SAT Composite 75th


Average SAT Score


Notably, McKendree University also considers the SAT scores of the applicants for their admission. Apart from other things, the candidates need to know that SAT scores are compulsory to be considered for admission to the university. The average SAT score of the candidates who get accepted to MU is 1063. However, in some cases, those who have obtained a SAT score of 859 or below could also get into the university. As many as 57% of the applicants to the university submit their SAT scores for admission consideration.

ACT Scores you need to get in

ACT Range The composite score range which the Institution consistently takes, below which admission should be considered a reach.

20 - 28

Applicants Submitting ACT Percentage of Students submitting ACT Scores.


ACT Math 25th


ACT English 25th


ACT Composite 25th


ACT Math 75th


ACT English 75th


ACT Composite 75th


Average ACT Score


Candidates can also submit their ACT scores for securing admission to McKendree University. According to the latest data, the applicant should have an average ACT score of 23 to get accepted. Moreover, most of the candidates accepted by McKendree University have composite ACT scores in the range of 19-28. The minimum ACT composite score that is required in order to be considered for admission by MU currently stands at 19. Also, for admission consideration by the university, students must submit their ACT scores. Around 38% of the applicants to MU submit their ACT scores for gaining admission to the university, according to the latest information.

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Grade Points Average (GPA) The average high school GPA of the admitted students


Well, the GPA requirement of the McKendree University is little above average. The Average GPA required for the admission at the university 3.4, though if you score above that the chances of getting admission to the university also increases.

Admission Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying

High School GPA


High School Rank


High School Transcript


College Prep Courses






It has laid down some admission requirements for each and every student depending upon the type of course applied and whether the student is an international student, transfer student, or within the country itself. There are various different formalities which the student has to fulfill for securing admission at the university.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Students willing to take admission as an undergraduate student have a look at the admission and documents required to be submitted at the university.

  • Completed Online McKendree Application or Common Application.

  • Official High School Transcripts.

  • Official Test scores of SAT/ACT. 

  • One Letter of Recommendation.

  • If completed any dual enrollment submit the official secondary transcripts of all the courses taken.

International  Students Admission Requirements

Students from other countries seeking admissions at McKendree University have some few additional requirements which are

  •  Completed Online Application or the common application

  • Official High School Transcript

  • Proof of English Proficiency( IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo English Test)  TOEFL minimum score of 520 on paper based, 190 on computer based and 70 on internet based

    IELTS minimum score of 6.0 and Duolingo minimum score of 90.

  • The essay and Letter of recommendation are optional.

Graduate Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission as a graduate student they need to submit the following admission documents to the university for securing the admission at the university.

  • Online Application

  • Official High School Transcript

  • Three Letters of Recommendations if the GPA is less than 3.0

  • Statement of Purpose or Essay describing your long term goals and experience.

  • Resume

For Transfer Students

Students who wish to transfer their admission from another college to Cleary University have to take care of  the following documents to get accepted at the university.

  • Completed Online Application or Common Application. 

  • Official transcripts of all the previous colleges attended.

  • Official high school transcripts or GED score if secured less than 12 college credits.

Admission Deadlines

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.


Application Fee Application fees may vary by program and may be waived for certain students. Please check with the school.


Early Decision Deadline


Early Action Deadline


Offer Action Deadline


Offers Early Decision


Application Website


Accepts Common App


Accepts Coalition App


It has a rolling admission policy. The students can apply throughout the year. However, it is recommended that the students apply 30 or 45 days before the commencing of the semester.

Admission Statistics

Acceptance Rate69%64%67%
Percentage of admitted who Enrolled (Admission Yield)27%35%31%

Admission Statistics















Acceptance Rate














Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)







Credits Accepted

AP Credit


Dual Credit


Credit for Life Experiences


Many universities in the US incentivize students by assisting them to earn university credit by opting for certain courses available in high school. There are many such programs for the students, and some of the popular programs are AP Credit, CLEP (Credit for Life Experiences), and Dual Enrollment (also known as Dual Credit). Different colleges follow different policies regarding these credits. Such programs also have various benefits for the students; they include a higher GPA, increased chances of completing a degree, and a shorter time to obtain a degree. In order to avail CLEP and AP credits, students can visit the collegeboard.org website and request to submit the scores to the university of their choice.

Other Colleges In Illinois

DePaul University
DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois

Dominican University
Dominican University

River Forest, Illinois

Other Private not-for-profit Colleges

Saint Leo University
Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, Florida

Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland