Students Say

Few small colleges offer the academic variety and extracurricular opportunities that you'll find at Millikin University. Offering more than 50 academic and pre-professional degrees, Millikin is noted for its "outstanding theater department," respected nursing school, and "wonderful pre-med program." With an undergraduate enrollment of just 2,200, Millikin is uniquely dedicated to "creating a personalized education for each and every student." "Classes are no larger than 30 students," and Millikin undergrads get a lot "of personal attention" from their talented professors.

Overview

Applicants
3,906
Acceptance Rate
55%
Average HS GPA
3.35

GPA Breakdown

26%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
24%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
490 - 570
SAT Math
440 - 580
ACT Composite
21 - 26

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record

Overall

Students Say

Few small colleges offer the academic variety and extracurricular opportunities that you'll find at Millikin University. Offering more than 50 academic and pre-professional degrees, Millikin is noted for its "outstanding theater department," respected nursing school, and "wonderful pre-med program." With an undergraduate enrollment of just 2,200, Millikin is uniquely dedicated to "creating a personalized education for each and every student." "Classes are no larger than 30 students," and Millikin undergrads get a lot "of personal attention" from their talented professors. Though the teaching staff can be a bit or "hit-or-miss," the vast majority of "Professors are passionate about the subjects they teach." Many "truly care about you as a student," and they will "go out of their way to provide the extra help you need." In compliment to the academic programs, Millkin "stresses the importance of students becoming involved within their campus and the community around it." "From the very first semester, students are presented with opportunities to engage in service," and departments like education and nursing encourage "learning through hands-on experience in and outside the classroom." In addition, there are great "opportunities for international study" and, according to music students, the "choir is world-class." Groomed for the real world, Millkin graduates enjoy a "high job placement rate after graduation."

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11.2:1
Total Faculty
288
with Terminal Degree
15

160
Women
128
Men
23
Minority
15
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
81%
Graduate in 5 years
98%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Sierra Boggess
Broadway lead actress in "The Little Mermaid" and "Phantom of the Opera"

Lance Brooks
U.S. Olympic athlete, discus throw

Rodney Davis
United States Congressman, Illinois 13th District

Sarah Evans
Social Media Expert; Forbes - 14 Power Women to Follow on Twitter

Doug Oberhelman
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Caterpillar Inc.

Annie Wersching
Television actress, "24," "Revolution," "Dallas," "General Hospital"

Matthew West
Contemporary Christian Artist; Grammy nominee

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
89
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,899

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,253

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,479

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$31,833

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
80%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$17,895

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$27,852
Required Fees
$792
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

With such a diverse choice of majors, it's not surprising that Millikin attracts "a huge variety of personality types." "Between our athletic programs, theater, art, dance and creative movement, business, nursing, and everything in between, there is room for just about anyone here"—and most students quickly find a place to fit in. At Millikin, "Your friends may be your teammates, the students in your classes, or part of the same Greek organization." Greeks make up almost a quarter of the student body, and "There is a large arts community," so creative minds proliferate. In addition, "There are a great deal of students involved in music organizations, such as one of the choirs or bands." Despite diversity, there is "mutual respect" among different social groups. Community and personal relationships are the heart of the Millkin experience, and "There is a very strong sense of friendship, community, and family throughout the campus."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,154
Out of State
11%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
17

Demographics

12.47%
African-American
5.62%
Hispanic
76.95%
Caucasian
1.75%
International

59% female
41% male
11% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Millikin undergraduates are "well rounded" and diligent students, who "are always on top of their work" but also "involved in at least one activity" outside their studies. During the week, students participate in "games, discussion groups, intramural sports, sporting events, and much more." "There is an active Greek community on campus," as well as campus events like "homecoming, trivia nights, game nights, concerts, and cookouts." On most weekends, students gear up for "house parties with outrageous dress-up themes" or head out for "some beers at Donnie's Homespun Pizza." The atmosphere is rather lively, and the campus can feel like a "miniature U of Illinois party town at times." In addition to booze-fueled revelry, students hang out in the dorms or take advantage of the "free movie rental facility on campus." Students "don't have much need to leave our beautiful campus," which is probably a good thing, since hometown Decatur doesn't have much to offer. While they love campus life, students admit that "the food could be better, and the dorms are getting kind of old."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
64%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
66
First-Year Students living on campus
90%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
98

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
90
Number of Honor Societies
11

Number of Social Sororities
6
Number of Religious Organizations
3

16% join a fraternity
18% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Big Blue)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Big Blue)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: Student organization and events. http://www.millikin.edu/InclusionAndStudentEngagement

Minority Support Groups

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
7

Average Number of PC's per Lab
23

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
96%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Lin Stoner
Director of Admission

Address
Office of Admission
1184 West Main Street
Decatur, IL 62522-2084

Phone
217-424-6210

Email
admis@millikin.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
ADM-Scovill Hall
Perkinson Music Center
Albert Taylor Theatre
Decatur Indoor Sports Center
Kirkland Fine Arts Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Frank Lloyd Wright home
Abraham Lincoln Historical Sites
Decatur Park District
Avon Theatre
The Blue Connection

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admis@millikin.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Must be at least a high school senior.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Decatur Airport, taxis, buses, The Trolley (shuttle bus between Millikin and downtown Decatur, free of charge)

Driving Instructions to Campus
Traveling east on I-72 from Springfield: Take the first Decatur exit (Decatur/Pana). Proceed into Decatur. Turn right (third stoplight after exiting the interstate) on Oakland Avenue then first right on Main. Traveling south on 51 from Bloomington: Travel south on 51 to route 36. Turn right on Eldorado (36 West). Proceed to Oakland Avenue, turn left. At the next stop light turn right on Main. Traveling west on I-72 from Champaign: Take the 51 south exit. Travel south on 51 to route 36. Turn right (36 west) on Eldorado. Proceed to Oakland Avenue, turn left. At the next stop light turn right on Main. Traveling north on 51: Follow 51 into Decatur. Turn left on Main Street. Millikin is approximately 12 blocks west.
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Key Stats

3,906
Applicants
2,154
Size
55%
Acceptance Rate
1040
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists