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.

Website: www.millikin.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,950
Undergraduate
Students
(57.2%) 1,115 Women
(42.8%) 835 Men
90
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
65% of 3,431 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.36
SAT Math
554 average
530-620 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
537 average
550-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
19-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$49,521
Tuition and Fees
$35,002
Room and Board
$11,419
Average Percent of Need Met
86%
Average Freshman Award
$27,477
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$33,146
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
150
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 48% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Decatur Population
74,710
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
58% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
Sororities
23% of women participate
Fraternities
17% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
14.9% Black/African-American
6.9% Hispanic/Latino
4.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
70.8% White
1.4% Unknown
International Students
1.8% from 24 countries
First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
48.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
69%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
22.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   2
History   2
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required May 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1184 West Main Street
City, State, Zip
Decatur, IL 62522-2084
Phone
(217) 424-6210
Fax
(217) 425-4669
E-mail
admis@millikin.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
Audition for music/theatre, art portfolio review recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
65% of 3,431 applicants were admitted
Women
68% of 1,844 applicants were admitted
Men
60% of 1,587 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
517 (23%) of 2,216 admitted students enrolled
Women
257 (20%) of 1,258 admitted students enrolled
Men
260 (27%) of 958 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.36
3.75 and Above
30%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
10%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
554 average
530-620 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
29%
Score of 500 - 600
56%
Score of 400 - 500
10%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
537 average
550-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
42%
Score of 500 - 600
43%
Score of 400 - 500
10%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
19-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
7%
Score of 24 - 29
32%
Score of 18 - 23
49%
Score of 12 - 17
12%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 13%
Top quarter: 38%
Top half: 71%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$49,521
Tuition and Fees
$35,002
Room and Board
$11,419
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,100
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001724
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
424 (95.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
375 (88.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
375 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
131 (34.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
86%
Average Award
$27,477
Need-Based Gift
Received by 310 (82.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,345
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 287 (76.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,696
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 374 (99.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
49 (11.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,468

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,636 (91.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,487 (90.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,486 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
554 (37.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$24,841
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,273 (85.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,596
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,182 (79.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,891
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,411 (95.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
144 (8.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,300

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
83%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$33,146
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
20.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine
Number of Awards
1,867
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
466
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
50
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, International Students, Parents of Current Students, Previous College Experience, Relatives of Clergy, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
208
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,013
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Chiropractic Studies
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies
  • Pre-Optometry Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Visual and performing arts, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, occupational therapy with Washington University, pharmacy with Midwestern University
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
150
Part-Time Faculty
122
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
44%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 48% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 48% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 47% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
325,080
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
255
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General

Location and Setting


Decatur Population
74,710
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
75 acres

Weather

Temperature
15.9 average low in January, 83.9 average high in September
Rain
126 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Decatur
Nearest Train Station
38 mile(s) from campus in Springfield

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
58% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
42%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
emergency notification program

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cheerleading x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x      
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis    
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, university center board, multicultural student council, student housing council, panhellenic council, interfraternity council
Sororities
23% of women participate
Fraternities
17% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,950
Women
1,115 (57.2%)
Men
835 (42.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,840
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
14.9% Black/African-American
6.9% Hispanic/Latino
4.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
70.8% White
1.4% Unknown
International Students.
1.8% from 24 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
90

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
48.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
58.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
61.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
69%
Average Starting Salary
69%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
22.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 0.1%
Engineering 0.1%
Law 2%
Theology 0.1%
Arts and Sciences 13%
Medicine 4%
Veterinary Medicine 0.1%
Education 2%
Other 0.6%

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