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.
Magdalena Knapp ’20
International Student Makes a Splash on Campus
Magdalena Knapp ‘20 of Italy has found multiple ways to make her mark on the campus
of McKendree University.
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Find a degree that’s right for you from numerous undergraduate academic majors, minors, and tracks.
Our student-focused higher education is getting noticed!
Our undergraduate and graduate programs
are recognized for excellence among top
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.
Military Community Focused
We are a military friendly
Thank you for your service. We embrace our military community and dedicate resources to ensure your success.
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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