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19. McKendree University, Lebanon, IL
Founded in 1828, McKendree University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the small town of Lebanon (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Illinois.
Officially accredited/recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, McKendree University is a small (enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Methodist (United Methodist Church – www.gbhem.org) religion.
McKendree University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.
This 189 years old H.E. institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students’ past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution.
International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. McKendree University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.