Millikin University

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1184 W. Main Street

Decatur, IL 62522-2084

Phone: (217) 424-6211
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#13 Overall Score: 80 out of 100. Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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Millikin University is a private institution that was founded in 1901. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,264, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 75 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Millikin University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 13. Its tuition and fees are $28,644 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

For more than 100 years, Millikin University has been teaching students to perform their knowledge in the classroom, on the stage, in the laboratory, and in internships. Millikin students are passionate, eager, motivated learners who use what they've learned in professional settings before graduation -- becoming better prepared for life after graduation. Millikin is a private, primarily undergraduate, 75-acre institution of 2,300 students. With four colleges and schools--the College of Arts and Sciences, Tabor School of Business, the College of Fine Arts, and the College of Professional Studies--and over 60 majors, minors, and pre-professional programs, Millikin prepares its students for professional success, democratic citizenship in a diverse and dynamic global environment, and a personal life of meaning and value. Millikin students learn to see the connections with other academic disciplines and understand the diversity of human experience, the interactions between technology and society. Millikin students learn about themselves and others, developing a respect for differences and for the dignity of all. Employers and graduate schools continue to prize Millikin graduates; 97% of Millikin's 2012 graduates gained professional employment or entered graduate/professional school within six months of graduation.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1901
Religious affiliation Presbyterian
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $105,513,836


When applying to Millikin University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 55.5 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 55.5%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by May 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Millikin University is 11:1, and the school has 62 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Millikin University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Visual and Performing Arts; Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 11:1
4-year graduation rate 45%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 21%
Visual and Performing Arts 19%
Education 17%
Health Professions and Related Programs 11%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 6%

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Student Life

Millikin University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,264, with a gender distribution of 40.9 percent male students and 59.1 percent female students. At this school, 61 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 39 percent of students live off campus. Millikin University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,347
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Millikin University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Millikin University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Millikin University, 35 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Millikin University.

Students who have cars on campus 35%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Millikin University, 81.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $9,268.

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Tuition and fees $28,644 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,210 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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