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Millikin University

Decatur, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate75%
Acceptance Rate75%

Millikin University Admissions

If you want to apply to Millikin University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Millikin University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Millikin University's admissions stats.

Millikin University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 14%
Mean SAT Score 1074
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 30%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 19%
Waitlist No

Millikin University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Millikin University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Considering Applying Early to Millikin University?

Millikin University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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How Challenging Is It To Get Admitted to Millikin University?

It is moderately difficult to get into Millikin University. Millikin University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Millikin University accepted 75% of students, about 2,279 from 3,047 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Millikin University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to Presidential Scholars program is program very difficult.

Transferring to Millikin University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Millikin University

Millikin University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Millikin University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Millikin University

What does Millikin University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Academic GPA Important
Interview Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Millikin University for more information on admission factors.

Millikin University Application Requirements

To apply to Millikin University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Millikin University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements audition for music/theatre, art portfolio review
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Millikin University?

Students admitted to Millikin University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 51% submitted a class rank. At Millikin University 14% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 34% were in the top 25% and 64% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Millikin University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 13%
3.75 and 3.99 19%
3.50 and 3.74 22%
3.25 and 3.49 12%
3.00 and 3.24 10%
2.50 and 2.9 17%
2.00 and 2.49 7%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Millikin University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Millikin University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

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.

In 2022, 30% of Millikin University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 19% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Millikin University?

To be competitive with other Millikin University applicants, you should aim to earn between 960 and 1190 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Millikin University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1190 and 25% of scored lower than 960, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Millikin University student is 1074.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Millikin University students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Millikin University students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Millikin University?

To be most competitive at Millikin University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Millikin University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Millikin University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Millikin University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Millikin University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Millikin University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Millikin University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Millikin University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Millikin University.

Does Millikin University accept transfer credits?

✅ Millikin University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Millikin University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Millikin University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Millikin University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Millikin University?

❌ No, Millikin University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Millikin University's acceptance rate?

✅ Millikin University's acceptance rate is 75%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Millikin University?

❌ Millikin University does not offer early decision.

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Millikin University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Millikin University? Millikin University is a somewhat selective institution. The Millikin University acceptance rate is 75%. This means that the institution accepts 74 out of every 100 applicants.


Millikin University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Millikin University is Continuous processing.

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

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Millikin University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

960 - 1190


Math SAT Range

470 - 590


Reading SAT Range

490 - 600

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1190 and Above


960 to 1190


960 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Millikin University students is 1074. Applicants with SAT scores of 1190 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Millikin University, while applicants with SAT scores between 960 to 1190 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 960 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Millikin University.

Millikin University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Millikin University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.4. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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