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Make Your Mark

McKendree University is a nationally ranked, private university offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in the St. Louis region, Southern Illinois and online. 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.

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McKendree By The Numbers

91%
First-Year Students who Live on Campus
41
States Represented by Students
31
Countries Represented by Students
95%
Employment & Grad. School Success Rate
34
Sports Teams
14:1
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
18
Honor Societies
100+
Study Abroad Locations Available
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Arela Williams '18

Arela has always been determined to “Make her Mark.”

She’s found the perfect place to grow her talents and leave a lasting impression on a team and sport that keep inspiring her to reach new heights.

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For Admitted Students

Congratulations for being admitted to McKendree!

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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Choose Your Path

Select a degree program to accompany your aspirations.

Find a degree that’s right for you from numerous undergraduate academic majors, minors, and tracks.

Online Degrees Programs

Apply Today for an Online Degree

Take The First Step - Apply For Classes

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

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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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Homecoming

2017 Homecoming & Reunion Weekend: Sept. 29-Oct. 1

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

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College of Distinction

McKendree Earns Recognition as a College of Distinction

Innovative application of high impact
educational practices have earned recognition among the Colleges of Distinction.

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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.

The Hett's 2017-2018 McKendree Presents Series Season

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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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!

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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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