Millikin University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Millikin University
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Millikin University Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 64%, Millikin University is not a highly selective school. Along with an application, prospective students will need to submit high school transcripts and scores from the SAT or ACT. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the admissions office, or visit the campus for a tour.

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Admissions Data (2016):

  • Millikin University Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Millikin University Description:

Millikin University is a comprehensive private university located in Decatur, Illinois. Millikin’s educational program is based on its signature Performance Learning experience, which combines traditional classroom education with practical experiences such as internships, presentations, market research and several student-run campus businesses, including an art gallery, publishing company, theatre company and record label. The 75-acre urban campus sits in the heart of the city of Decatur, less than an hour east of Springfield and two hours northeast of St. Louis, Missouri.

Millikin boasts a low student faculty ratio of 11 to 1 and an average class size of 21 students. Its academic offerings include nearly 50 bachelor’s degrees, with popular programs in nursing, communication, elementary education and music performance, and master’s degrees in nursing and business administration.

Students are very involved on campus, participating in more than 110 clubs and organizations, and the Millikin Big Blue competes in the NCAA Division III College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,055 (1,970 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $31,824
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,190
  • Other Expenses: $2,100
  • Total Cost: $46,114

Millikin University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 78%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,294
    • Loans: $7,797

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Communication, Elementary Education, Human Services, Music Education, Music Performance, Nursing, Sport Management, Theatre

        Retention and Graduation Rates:

        • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 72%
        • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 49%
        • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 60%

        Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

        • Men's Sports: Wrestling, Tennis, Golf, Soccer, Baseball, Football, Cross Country
        • Women's Sports: Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Track and Field

        Data Source:

        National Center for Educational Statistics

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