Monmouth College

Monmouth, IL

Monmouth, founded in 1853, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 40-acre campus is located in Monmouth, 60 miles west of Peoria.

Website: www.monmouthcollege.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,033
Undergraduate
Students
(%Not Reported) Women
(%Not Reported) Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
67% of 2,428 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
March 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.30
SAT Math
430-530 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
470-560 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$50,385
Tuition and Fees
$37,674
Room and Board
$8,966
Average Percent of Need Met
92%
Average Freshman Award
$35,129
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$33,333
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
91
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Monmouth Population
9,459
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
91% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Fighting Scot
Sororities
34% of women participate
Fraternities
18% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
11.4% Black/African-American
11.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
67.2% White
5.8% Unknown
International Students
6.6% from 33 countries
First-Year Students Returning
71.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
53.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
73%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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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 2 4
Science 2 3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 1  
History 1 2
Academic Electives   2

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: Used for advising
ACT: Used for advising

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
700 East Broadway
City, State, Zip
Monmouth, IL 61462-1998
Phone
(309) 457-2131
Fax
(309) 457-2141
E-mail
admissions@monmouthcollege.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
December 1
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
December 1
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
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
Recommended for all freshmen
Other
 
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
67% of 2,428 applicants were admitted
Women
71% of 1,136 applicants were admitted
Men
64% of 1,292 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,628 admitted students enrolled
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
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
3.30
3.75 and Above
28%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
24%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
430-530 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
5%
Score of 500 - 600
57%
Score of 400 - 500
33%
Score of 300 - 400
5%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
470-560 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
14%
Score of 500 - 600
48%
Score of 400 - 500
33%
Score of 300 - 400
5%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
6%
Score of 24 - 29
34%
Score of 18 - 23
52%
Score of 12 - 17
8%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 17%
Top quarter: 42%
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
$50,385
Tuition and Fees
$37,674
Room and Board
$8,966
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$2,350
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 October 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001725
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
273 (97.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
253 (92.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
253 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
74 (29.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
92%
Average Award
$35,129
Need-Based Gift
Received by 253 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $29,547
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 186 (73.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,348
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 52 (20.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
28 (10.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,241

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
903 (89.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
851 (94.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
851 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
207 (24.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
89%
Average Award
$34,091
Need-Based Gift
Received by 851 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $28,485
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 654 (76.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,580
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 148 (17.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
149 (14.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,863

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
96%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$33,333
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

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

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Foreign Languages
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Debating, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
International Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,341
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biopsychology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Education, Psychology, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, nursing, architecture with Washington University in St. Louis, occupational therapy, medical technology with Rush University
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


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

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
91
Part-Time Faculty
34
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
61%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 35% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 47% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 18% 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
272,655
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
140
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
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Monmouth Population
9,459
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
112 acres

Weather

Temperature
11.3 average low in January, 82.5 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Galesburg
Nearest Train Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Galesburg

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
91% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
9%
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
full-time Director of Campus Security

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Fighting Scot
School Colors
Crimson and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

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

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
archery, badminton, baseball, soccer, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wrestling

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, fighting scots marching band and jazz band, associated students of monmouth college, crimson masque (theatre), alternative spring break, coalition for ethnic awareness
Sororities
34% of women participate
Fraternities
18% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,033
Women
NotReported (%NotReported)
Men
NotReported (%NotReported)
Full-Time Undergraduates
Not reported
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
11.4% Black/African-American
11.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
67.2% White
5.8% Unknown
International Students.
6.6% from 33 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
71.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
53.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
59%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
60.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
73%
Average Starting Salary
73%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 3%
Engineering 1%
Law 6%
Arts and Sciences 3%
Medicine 6%
Veterinary Medicine 1%

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