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Monmouth College is a private institution that was founded in 1853. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,315, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 106 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Monmouth College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 172. Its tuition and fees are $30,450 (2012-13).
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Founded in 1853 as a co-educational, liberal arts college serving a growing town on the prairie frontier, Monmouth College is today a nationally recognized liberal arts college, praised for the friendliness of its campus and its strong academic programs. Monmouth is distinctive for its commitment to student-faculty research collaboration, interdisciplinary core curriculum and personalized academic advising. Graduates of MC attend top graduate and professional schools and build highly successful careers in science, the foreign service and related international organizations, business, politics and the arts. The Monmouth College campus is acclaimed for its beauty and for academic buildings and residence halls of outstanding design and superb maintenance. In addition to its intimate, friendly atmosphere and its beautiful campus, Monmouth's Scottish heritage gives it a unique ambiance: the College has a first-class, world-competitive bagpipe band and a study-abroad exchange program with the University of the Highlands and Islands. Monmouth's curricular signature is its focus on integrated and interdisciplinary learning. The ability to move from one disciplinary perspective to another, to solve complex problems, and to act effectively as a responsible, creative and ethical leader is a hallmark of the Monmouth graduate. Monmouth's Center for Science and Business is now under construction and will open in the fall of 2013. The Center will house the departments of biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, physics, psychology, economics, business and accounting. Through the programs, courses and research projects housed in the Center, MC graduation will gain the knowledge and hands-on experience required to understand how scientific discoveries move from the laboratory and field station into the marketplace. The education students receive is experiential and integrative, with a focus on the development of critical and analytical skills. Monmouth's academic program offers a great selection of courses in a variety of majors. Students find many opportunities to engage in summer research with faculty, to study abroad, to do internships during the academic year and in the summer, to participate in competitive athletic programs and in a wide range of student organizations, and to take the lead in their campus community. Monmouth College is characterized by an emphasis on each student as an individual and on engaged learning through opportunities for interactions among students, with professors, and in co-curricular programs and activities. In every way, Monmouth College is committed to providing its students with an excellent undergraduate education.
|School type||private, coed college|
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 64.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||64.6%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||June 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Monmouth College is 14:1, and the school has 57.0 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; History; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74.8 percent.
Monmouth College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,315, with a gender distribution of 47.8 percent male students and 52.2 percent female students. At this school, 93.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 7.0 percent of students live off campus. Monmouth College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
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|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Monmouth College, 88.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $19,914.
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|Tuition and fees||$30,450 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,300 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data