Academics

Location
Lebanon, IL
Undergrads
1,637
Tuition
$25,340
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Academics: The major I am in is great. Classes are very informative.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Academics here are great. The one on one time with professors are great.

4 College Junior

Academics: I came to mckendree university in radcliff kentucky I heard it was a very good school and some of the nurses i know graduated from there. I wanted the oppertuneity to learn from them because they encourage smaller classroom settings and study one subject at a time which is easy for a single mother who works part time and goes to school full time.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Popular Majors – mckendree has a variety of majors. i think the health and psychology majors are the popular majors. i think it's cause of the advisors. the advisors are very involved on campus and available to students for help.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: im a health and wellness major and i love it very well. the professors i have are very knowlegeable on the subject they teach; they also help us prepare for the workforce by letting us work hands-on which i also love very well. i also participate in the health club for my major. to sum it up, i really love my major.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 116th
    Most Available Classes
  • 141st
    Smartest Professors
  • 180th
    Best Academic Advisers
  • 202nd
    Most Flexible Curriculums
  • 216th
    Professors Most Interested in Classes

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Julie Guenther
Hometown
Belleville
Major
Occupational Therapy
Grad Year
2014
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Professors and staff at McKendree University are well-known for giving their time to help out students with classes and any issues that require assistance. Teachers get to know their students well, and with small student-to-teacher ratios, students are more than just a number. One weakness is that communication with faculty and staff members can be delayed sometimes, particularly via email, due to a busy college lifestyle. Keep an eye on how long it has been since you tried to reach a faculty or staff member, and attempt to contact them again, either in person or through email.

Professors make fair decisions overall, and it shows through their teaching styles, techniques, and methods. The best way to ask for guidance is to talk to your professors in person during their office hours, but email is another good option if you face any time constraints (although, as mentioned previously, they sometimes can take a while to get back to you through this form of communication). Teachers are great at giving necessary project updates, notices, or any incoming changes to a schedule or syllabus that may occur throughout a semester. Advisers are your guides throughout your college experience; they will help you in the process of earning a degree in your intended major, help you choose classes for the upcoming semester, provide advice to make the most out of college, and help you achieve your dreams for the future.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
14:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
99
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
190
Total FT Faculty
99
Faculty with Terminal Degree
86%
Average Faculty Salary
$59,483
Full-Time Retention Rate
69%
Graduation Rate
49%
Programs/Majors Offered
50
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 72%
  • 20 to 49 students: 28%
  • 50 or more students: 0%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Nursing and Health Professions
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 10%
  • Foundations of Education: 3%
  • High School Administration: 5%
  • Registered Nursing (RN): 8%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • Computer literacy
  • English (including composition)
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Science (biological or physical)
  • Social sciences
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cooperative education program
  • Double major
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Student-designed major
Online Courses
McKendree University offers several options for students who are looking to take online classes. A student can take a class which is blended, meaning 50 percent online, 50 percent spent in the classroom. Any student can also take a class in which all components are online.
Best Places to Study
  • Holman Library
  • Piper Academic Center student lounge
Tips to Succeed
  • Be aware and ask about all available on-campus job opportunities.
  • Don't be afraid to try new things.
  • Get involved.
  • Make good use of student services and offices, like Career Services, Student Affairs, Center for Public Service, and Academic Records.
  • Make new friends and network.
  • Take advantage of all the free services McKendree has to offer, including the Writing Center, tutoring, Career Services, etc.
Did You Know?
For the 2007-2008 school year, McKendree College changed its name to McKendree University.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 21 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 23 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.
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