Milligan College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Seeger Chapel at Milligan College
Seeger Chapel at Milligan College. SteampunkGypsy / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0

Milligan College Admissions Overview:

Milligan College accepts applications on a rolling basis, which means that prospective students may apply at any point during the year. The school has an acceptance rate of 72%, making it largely accessible. Students interested in applying to Milligan will need to submit an application (completed either online or on paper), scores from the SAT or ACT, high school transcripts, and two recommendations--one from a teacher, and one from a church leader.

For complete instructions and guidelines (including important dates and deadlines), be sure to visit the school's website. And, if you have any questions, or would like to set up a visit to the campus, feel free to get in touch with Milligan's admissions office.

Admissions Data (2016):

Milligan College Description:

Milligan College is a small Christian liberal arts college located on a 181-acre campus in Northeast Tennessee. Elizabethton and Johnson City are both nearby. Outdoor lovers will find lots to do in this picturesque area of the Appalachian Mountains. Milligan students come from 40 states and ten countries.

The college takes its Christian identity seriously, and the core curriculum includes an interdisciplinary humanities program and Bible courses. The college has a largely undergraduate focus, and students can choose from 25 bachelor's degree and three master's degree programs. Among undergraduates, majors in business and nursing are most popular.

Academics are supported by a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio. In athletics, the Milligan Buffaloes compete in the NAIA Appalachian Athletic Conference for 20 intercollegiate sports. Popular choices include swimming, baseball, volleyball, cycling, tennis, dance, and softball.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,195 (880 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 87% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $31,450
  • Books: $1,300 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $6,700
  • Other Expenses: $1,648
  • Total Cost: $41,098

Milligan College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 63%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,767
    • Loans: $6,715

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Child Development, Nursing, Physical Education, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 31%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 53%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 63%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Cycling, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Cycling, Dance

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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