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Reviews 334 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: At McKendree University, the professors and staff make it a part of their mission not only to know you on a personal level, but also to interact with you on a personal level. They know when something is wrong with you. Our President, Dr. Dennis, hands out FREE ice cream on hot days to help students beat the heat! McKendree has helped me decide my future, the staff is dedicated to helping students gain the knowledge necessary for a future occupation. I would definitely choose McKendree University again because the level of compassion that every single professor holds for his or her job is absolutely beautiful. I cannot imagine a school in which the professors are as dedicated in helping the student on every aspect of his or her life.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am becoming a teacher. I will end up student teaching. For this, there is no pay. The school is very helpful to students by helping them find schools to student teach at. As a student teacher I realize I will have all the responsibilities of a teacher. Being a teacher or student teacher in this case is very time consuming

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Depending on what you call a party scene. I find it fun to hangout at the apartment with a group of friends playing cards and watching tv

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I live at West apartments this year. The apartment is great. Parking is not good, we need more dumpsters evenly distributed, and i wish we could have washers and dryers in the areas that they were built for inside the apartment. Social atmosphere is nice because you can have many people over at a time. The traditional dorms were good for this because having your door open, anyone could stop by.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Join a club/sport. Most will help you out at least a little

apply for the scholarships that are sent out via email all the time

Work study

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics are big. Pretty much everyone at school is involved in something (clubs included). Team performance is decent, win some lose some. Our fan support and school spirit could always be better.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: I love being in Lebanon. It is a small town just like my hometown. VERY cozy. I like that Ofallon is just around the corner for groceries or food. I like that St. Louis is only 20-25 minutes away for the attractions

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: If off campus refers to west then it is okay. The apartments are nice, but parking is not. I wish we could have washer and dryers in the apartment and more dumpsters.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: No dorms at Louisville campus.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: I don't eat out very much. not an issue of mine.

4 College Senior

Majors: I have not encountered any problems except as to when certain classes are offered.

2 College Sophomore

Local Area: although the university is located approximately 30 minutes from st. louis, i find the atmosphere incredibly boring for anyone under the age of 21.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I never really had any problems with personal safety issues on campus. everyone is relatively considerate when it comes to crime etc. Public safety typically breaks up any fights so nothing is too major regarding this topic.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There's really not much to do on campus so the majority of people just drink and smoke for entertainment.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Aimes is absolutely horrible if you're trying to eat healthy. The typical options include burgers, pizza, corn, mashed potatoes, etc. The salad bar is okay, but does get boring after a while. Recently, they have attempted to improve their options with fresh fruit etc, but it is still lacking.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: My parents don't take out any loans through the government so any aid I have received was granted through scholarships of Mckendree University. The best way to receive scholarships through Mckendree would be to talk to admissions for the options you're available for.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Those within the athletic field appreciate the opportunities provided by the facilitates. However, regular, non-athletic students don't really benefit from these facilities and programs.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm not entirely sure, if I had the chance to do it all over again, that I would attend McKendree University again. I have learned a lot throughout my past two years as a student here, but I believe its time for a change. I need excitement and change of scenery. At times, Mckendree University feels like an isolated island from the rest of the world making it difficult to find excitement and adventure.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The majority of decently priced dining options include mcdonalds, taco bell, and wendy's. If one wants quality food, the price goes up dramatically and travel time is increased (typically located in St.Louis).

3 College Sophomore

Weather: When the weather is nice, the campus is alive with students walking/lounging about on campus. However, when its snowy, cold, and rainy, the campus is dead and everyones inside playing games.

1 College Sophomore

Technology: The wifi is absolutely horrible. At times, I even drive 30 minutes home to finish my online sapling homework due to the in-campus network crashing completely.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: The program itself is okay, however, the overall quality is lacking.

1 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There's never really anything to do on campus and/or off. If there is a party off campus, it is shortly busted by the cops and then everyone goes to brewers (which is a mistake on its own).

2 College Sophomore

Administration: I understand the need for code within the dorms, however, at times I find the strictness ruins the limited fun available on campus and instead replaces that absence with boredom and stress.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Everything is in walking distance so its relatively easy to get where you need to go if you live on campus. Off campus, transportation, however, is entirely your own responsibility so the cost may vary.

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McKendree University is a lovely, small, close-knit school that students enjoy very much. Everyone gets along as a family would. Not only are students challenged by the academics, but they also experience a fun learning adventure. Students receive very positive reinforcement from other students, faculty, and staff at McKendree, to assist them with all of their ambitions and to help them pursue a (hopefully) successful career in the future. Professors are willing to go above and beyond to help students reach their fullest potential by making improvements in their teaching methods and taking any suggestions along the way. In addition, the commitment of students to learn and always strive to do their best serves as great motivation and determination for the teachers.

While there's not much to do in the way of nightlife in Lebanon, students have to learn how to be independent and seek entertainment on their own. St. Louis is not too far away, so that's always a good option. Also, there are plenty of activities and clubs on campus with which to get involved. All in all, a student's McKendree experience is what he or she makes of it.

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