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Monmouth College

Monmouth, IL 4-Year Private

About Monmouth College

If you’ve been on our campus visit or met any of our alumni, you already know that Monmouth is a special place. We’re not totally sure what the perfect recipe for college life is, but we’re pretty sure it includes a heaping cup of feeling like home, an excellent liberal arts education, great relationships with faculty and a dash of bagpipes. Welcome to our (virtual) home. We are a private, residential, national liberal arts college, offering majors in the natural sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. We have small, seminar-style classes, awesome internship and study-abroad opportunities, and summer research experiences for thoughtful, intellectually engaged and ambitious students.

Monmouth College is a private, religous school located in the small town setting of Monmouth, IL

Founded in 1853, Monmouth College currently enrolls around 873 students a year, including 873 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $122,619,245. The school spends $17,275 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About Monmouth College

Acceptance rate: 69%

Average GPA: 3.3

Mean ACT score: 23

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

What's the acceptance rate at Monmouth College in 2021?

Admission to Monmouth College is moderately difficult. The acceptance rate at Monmouth College is 69 percent.

The average high school GPA for a student at Monmouth College is 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT scores is 23.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Monmouth College a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 394 students who started at Monmouth College as first-time freshman, 201 graduate within four years.

Monmouth College's six-year graduation for undergrads is 60 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 76 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $40,000 a year. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $29,767 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Monmouth College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Monmouth College a good school for YOU?

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College Info

Monmouth College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Monmouth College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Monmouth College is Continuous processing.

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

Monmouth College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

Good

20 to 25

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Monmouth College is 23. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Monmouth College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 25 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.

Monmouth College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

430 - 530

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Reading SAT Range

470 - 560

Monmouth College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$47,840

In State

$47,840

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$37,674
$37,674
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
$8,966
$8,966
Books
$1,200
$1,200

Student Life

Unknown

Full Time

Unknown

Part Time

89%

In State

11%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,033

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

67%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$37,674

Out-of-State

$37,674

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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