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Monmouth College

Monmouth, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate66%
Acceptance Rate66%

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 Overview

Monmouth College is a private, religious school in a small town setting in Monmouth, Illinois. Monmouth College was founded in 1853 and now enrolls around 756 students a year, which includes 756 undergraduates. Monmouth College ensures housing for up to 1,200 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 75% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

Student Activities at Monmouth College

Love music or performing? At Monmouth College you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Monmouth College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? Monmouth College has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Monmouth College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Monmouth College on the Student Life page.

2022 Monmouth College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 66%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 19%
Tuition $42,064
Percent of Need Met 90.5%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $39,456

Is Monmouth College a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how competitive a university is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer idea of what Monmouth College offers and if the school seems like a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Monmouth College

It is moderately difficult to get into Monmouth College. The acceptance rate at Monmouth College is 66%. Last year, 2,526 students applied to Monmouth College and 1,658 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Monmouth College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It guages how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 73% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Monmouth Collegecome back their sophomore year. Monmouth College's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 55%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Monmouth College Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Monmouth College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Monmouth College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Monmouth College's endowment was $122.6 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $17,275 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Monmouth College

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Monmouth College meets 90.5% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Monmouth College full-time are awarded $39,456 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $31,365 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.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Monmouth College.

Based on this information, how does Monmouth College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Monmouth College a good school for you?

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Where is Monmouth College Located?

Monmouth College is located in the small town setting of Monmouth, Illinois.

If you are interested in seeing Monmouth College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 34 to Monmouth, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Quad City International.

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

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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

22 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above

Good

22 to 28

Avg

22 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 24. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Monmouth College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 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

520 - 630

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Reading SAT Range

530 - 640

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

and Above

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Avg

and Less

Low

Monmouth College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$52,410

In State

$52,410

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$42,064
$42,064
Fees
$150
$150
Housing
$10,196
$10,196
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Wondering what life at Monmouth College is like? There are approximately 756 students enrolled at Monmouth College. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 79% percent are from IL and 21% percent of students are from other states.

99%

Full Time

1%

Part Time

79%

In State

21%

Out-of-State

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

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

756

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

66%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$42,214

Out-of-State

$42,214

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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