Monmouth College

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700 E. Broadway

Monmouth, IL 61462

Phone: (309) 457-2131
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#165 Overall Score: 40 out of 100. National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Monmouth College is a private institution that was founded in 1853. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,247, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 106 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Monmouth College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 165. Its tuition and fees are $31,500 (2013-14).

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

Monmouth College was founded in 1853 as a co-educational, residential liberal arts college with a traditional curriculum. Monmouth College is today a nationally recognized liberal arts college, praised for the friendliness and beauty of its campus, academic programs, student-faculty research and creative collaboration, career guidance, and faculty mentoring and advising. The college has earned respect among its peers for the percentage of graduates who attend top graduate and professional schools and form successful careers in science, education, business and the arts. Over recent decades the College has made extensive improvements to its physical plant, with the construction of new buildings, including the Center for Science and Business, residence halls and an athletic center, a substantially renovated library, and landscaped campus grounds. Today, the Monmouth campus offers oustanding academic and residential facilities. In addition to its intimate, friendly atmosphere and its beautiful campus, Monmouth's Scottish heritage gives it a unique ambiance. An internationally competitive bagpipe band is a featured item at Homecoming and Honors Convocation.

Monmouth's liberal arts and sciences curriculum prepares students to meet the challenges of a complex global society. Monmouth College values each student as an individual and puts an emphasis upon 'engaged learning' through opportunities for interactions among students, with dedicated professors, and in well-designed co-curricular programs and activities. The college admits well-prepared and ambitious students, teaches and advises them well, and provides many opportunities for students to be challenged and changed by new ideas, new experiences, and new opportunities for intellectual engagement and personal growth.

The Monmouth curriculum fosters depth of knowledge in a major, breadth of knowledge through the range of the liberal arts curriculum, and a distinctive focus on the integration of knowledge through an interdisciplinary sequence of courses over the four years of the student's college career. Emphasis on learning beyond the classroom fosters leadership skills, practical know-how, and social responsibility. A dedicated and accomplished faculty provide personalized mentoring, and an active alumni community promotes opportunities for internships, personal growth and career success.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1853
Religious affiliation Presbyterian USA
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $77,767,643


When applying to Monmouth College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 1. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 61.5 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 61.5%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by June 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Monmouth College is 13:1, and the school has 65.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Monmouth College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Social Sciences; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 75.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 45%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 23%
Education 14%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 13%
Social Sciences 8%
Visual and Performing Arts 5%

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Student Life

Monmouth College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,247, with a gender distribution of 46.4 percent male students and 53.6 percent female students. At this school, 93 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 7 percent of students live off campus. Monmouth College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,247
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

Monmouth College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Monmouth College 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 Monmouth College, 53 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Monmouth College.

Students who have cars on campus 53%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Monmouth College, 86.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $21,934.

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Tuition and fees $31,500 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,600 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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