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About Millikin University

Millikin University is a private, religious school that was founded in 1901. It is moderately difficult to get into Millikin University. The institution enrolls around 1,982 students a year, including 1,875 undergrads.

Millikin University does not offer early action and does not offer early decision.

Acceptance Rate for Millikin University

Millikin University admitted 71% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 3,065 students applied to Millikin University and 2,180 were admitted.

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Early Admissions at Millikin University

Millikin University does not offer early decision. Millikin University does not offer early action.

2021 Admissions Facts
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 71%
Average GPA 3.5
Mean ACT score 23
Mean SAT score 1059
Tuition $38,800

Visit the Admissions tab above to for more on how to apply to Millikin University.

Financial Aid at Millikin University

Millikin University meets 86% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Millikin University full-time are awarded $31,904 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do..

Does Millikin University Have Student Housing?

Millikin University offers housing for up to 1,122 students.

The majority of Millikin University students live on campus.

The most popular organizations for Millikin University students to join are University Center Board, Multicultural Student Council and Student Housing Council. Homecoming, Fall Family Weekend, and and Performing Arts Series are the best-attended events on campus.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Millikin University.

How Do I Get Into Millikin University?

Millikin University is considered moderately difficult to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities , recommendations and essays. Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.5 /4.0. Admitted students have a mean score of 1059 on the SAT. The mean ACT scores is 23.

Does Millikin University Require Test Scores?

Millikin University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 67% submitted the SAT. 43% submitted the ACT.

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Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates. Millikin University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Millikin University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Millikin University

About 70% of students who start at Millikin University return the next year. Out of the 476 students who started at Millikin University as first-time freshman, 210 graduate within four years.

Millikin University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 53%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 67 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $33,103 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Millikin University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Millikin University a good school for you?

What is Millikin University's Endowment?

Millikin University's endowment was valued at $94,270,603 in 2021. The school spends $21,766 for each full-time student enrolled.

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Where is Millikin University?

Millikin University is located in the suburban setting of Decatur, Illinois .

If you want to see Millikin University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 72 to Decatur, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Decatur Airport.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Millikin University and Decatur are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1184 West Main Street Decatur, IL 62522-2084

Campus Setting: Suburban

Millikin University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Millikin University is Continuous processing.

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Millikin University ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Millikin University is 23. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Millikin University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Millikin University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

940 - 1160


Math SAT Range

470 - 570


Reading SAT Range

470 - 590

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Millikin University students is 1059. Applicants with SAT scores of 1160 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Millikin University, while applicants with SAT scores between 940 to 1160 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 940 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Millikin University.

Millikin University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Millikin University is like? There are approximately 1,982 students enrolled at Millikin University, including 1,875 undergraduate students and 107 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 77% percent are from IL and 23% percent of students are from other states.


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