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Millikin University
Decatur, IL
Millikin, founded in 1901, is a private, church-affiliated university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Fine Arts, and Nursing and the Tabor School of Business. Its 70-acre campus is located in Decatur, 38 miles east of Springfield.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,971
   Women 1,146 (58.1%)
   Men 825 (41.9%)
Graduate Students 85
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 64% of 3,608 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.35
SAT Math 477 average
440-500 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 528 average
470-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23 average
19-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay       X
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $46,214
  Tuition and Fees $31,924
  Room and Board $11,190
Average Percent of Need Met 84%
Average Freshman Award $25,400
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 141
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Decatur Population 74,710
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 86% of freshmen, 61% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Sororities 26% of women participate
Fraternities 19% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.3% Asian
14.2% Black/African-American
6.5% Hispanic/Latino
4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.5% White
1.3% Unknown
International Students 1.8% from 24 countries
First-Year Students Returning 72.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 49.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 71%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 19.0%