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Academics

Millikin University is a “small campus with a big campus vibe” thanks to a department-wide performance learning approach that “gives you firsthand knowledge and experience that is absolutely vital in preparing for your future.” Students can choose from a long list of areas of study, including “excellent music and business programs” along with beloved nursing, theater, and education departments. After doing so, they’ll put into practice “every theory [learned] in class” through internships and other field experience. These hands-on opportunities “allow students to decide quickly if the major they are in is the right fit for them.” As some students put it, “you learn twice as much through trial and error.” Between this and the opportunity to “make connections with future employers well before graduation,” students get a lot of relevant professional experience. As an added bonus, the faculty are “dedicated to the growth and success of each individual student in the class,” creating a supportive environment where you feel “comfortable to ask them for help when needed.”

Student Body

On the whole, Millikin students are “cultured, diverse, and friendly.” Individually, they “come from all walks of life” and hold a “wide range of personalities, majors, and attributes that make them all unique.” Not only does this lead to an “encouraging environment for learning and creating,” it also makes it “very easy to [form] meaningful relationships” because attendees are “extremely open-minded.” As such, “the campus is LGBTQ+ friendly” and “Millikin is a safe place to be whoever you really are.” One student sums it up by saying, “I do not know how we got so many nice people in one place.” Clearly that’s not a complaint, though, and another goes on to state, “I love the different, homey feel I get when I’m here and around friends.”

Campus Life

At Millikin, “most people fill their days with classes and studying, either individually or with a group.” And while many students commute to school, it still seems that many choose to “hang out on campus and become involved.” Because of that, “there is always a bustling energy” around the facilities, and students can be found “gathering at popular locations like the new Commons building.” Additionally, “everyone is generally active with extracurricular activities,” including athletics, clubs, Greek life, or band. As for those athletics, some note that it feels the school’s population “is over half athletes,” which makes attending sporting events and working out quite popular. Additionally, “our theatre and music majors are always dancing and singing throughout campus” and “create lots of events for students to attend at the local pizza shop.” Outside of official organizations, you can still find “tons of things around campus to do, like games, movies, and crafts.” When day turns to night, students enjoy “going out to the downtown area or to the popular local bar,” and on the weekends, “there are parties to choose from nine times out of ten,” according to one student.

Overview

Applicants
3,520
Acceptance Rate
71%
Average HS GPA
3.47

GPA Breakdown

18%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
7%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
1.00 - 1.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
460 - 590
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
287
with Terminal Degree
140

157
Women
130
Men
30
Minority
9
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
47%
Graduate in 5 years
57%
Graduate in 6 years
58%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Molecular Biology.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Finance, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Chemistry Teacher Education.
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals Who are Developmentally Delayed.
  • Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Social Science Teacher Education.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Creative Writing.
  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Art Therapy/Therapist.
  • Health and Wellness, General.
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies.
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
  • Pre-Nursing Studies.
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Pre-Law Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Applied Mathematics, General.
  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Ethics.
  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General.
  • Commercial and Advertising Art.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music, General.
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other.
  • Voice and Opera.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Sierra Boggess
Broadway actress in School of Rock, Phantom of Opera, and originated the role of Ariel in The Little Mermaid; Drama Desk and Laurence Olivier Award nominee

Jeff Monken
Army Head Football Coach; 2018 recipient of the Vince Lombardi College Football Coach of the Year Award

Ellen Tolley Davis
President of the NRF Foundation, senior vice president of research and strategic initiatives at the National Retail Federation; coined the marketing term "Cyber Monday" in 2005

Rodney Davis
United States Congressman, Illinois 13th District

Joel Kim Booster
Actor on NBC's Sunnyside. Comedian on Conan, The Meldown with Jonah and Kumail, This is Not Happening, @midnight, Comedy Cabaret, and Comedy Knockout. Recognized by Esquire, Variety, Vulture, and TimeOut L.A. as a "Comedian to Watch" in 2018.

Doug Oberhelman
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Caterpillar Inc.

Matthew West
Contemporary Christian musician; 4-time Grammy nominee, American Music Award winner

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
47%
Graduate in 5 years
57%
Graduate in 6 years
58%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Jan 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,957

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,635

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,237

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
79%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$35,596

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$25,182

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$36,262
Required Fees
$792
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$566
Transportation for Commuters
$2,048

On-Campus Room and Board
$11,419
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,995
Foreign Countries Represented
33

Demographics

1.66%
Asian
13.64%
African-American
5.13%
Hispanic
68.36%
Caucasian
3.48%
Unknown
3.84%
International

55% female
45% male
22% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
60%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
76%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
100
Number of Honor Societies
15

Number of Social Sororities
6
Number of Religious Organizations
5

19% join a fraternity
23% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

1% participate in intramural sports
30% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Big Blue)
12 Sports

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

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

Student Services


Sustainability

63/99

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Kyle Taylor
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
University Commons
ADM-Scovill Hall
Perkinson Music Center
Albert Taylor Theatre
Decatur Indoor Sports Center
Also, 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
Year-round

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

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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