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McKendree University is a nationally ranked, private university offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in the St. Louis region. As a Bearcat, you’ll join a vibrant community, make valuable connections, and serve others in the world around you. You’ll develop strong leadership skills, learn from expert faculty, and attain the personalized education you deserve.

McKendree By The Numbers

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McKendree Spotlight

Acadia Renyolds '17

Acadia Reynolds '17

Acadia Reynolds is passionate about teaching and serving others.

“In all its forms, education has become the driving force behind my service and my goals as a college student.”

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Make us a part of your journey. It starts today!

We’re ready for you to join the Bearcat family. A McKendree education provides you with so much more than just a degree.

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A Vibrant Experience

It’s the experience of finding a better you.

McKendree University is the experience of a higher quality education and the discovery of endless opportunities.

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Get Connected

Social media is your playground.  Interact with us online!

Follow McKendree news, announcements, videos, etc. on your phone or tablet.  Get to know what life is like at McKendree!

Homecoming 2015


Homecoming & Reunion Weekend: October 2-4, 2015

Check out the complete schedule of homecoming and reunion events, travel information, sporting events and much more!

Online Degrees Programs

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Take The First Step - Apply For Fall Classes

Join McKendree Online and see why earning
your degree is more convenient than ever with programs designed to fit your busy lifestyle!

Race Day

5K/Half Marathon/Kids' K Fun Run

Harvest Challenge: September 12, 2015

We host races throughout the year on and around campus. Register online for the Harvest Challenge!

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Hettenhausen Center for the Arts

Check out which performances are coming to the Hett!

"The Hett" is Southern Illinois' premier
performing arts venue, presenting world class dance, drama, classical music and jazz.

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Distinctive Honors

Our student-focused higher education is getting noticed!

Our undergraduate and graduate programs are recognized for excellence among top ranking universities.

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Military Community Focused

We are a military friendly university!

Thank you for your service.  We embrace our military community and dedicate resources to ensure your success.

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Gallery of Art

Explore the McKendree University Gallery of Art!

Our downtown art gallery showcases the creativity of students, faculty, alumni and
artists from the region.

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The Hills Golf Club

Take a swing at the Hills Golf
Club at McKendree University!

The Hills Golf Club at McKendree University features some of the finest greens in
Southern Illinois.