Monmouth College Admissions

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

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Monmouth College Admissions Overview:

Monmouth College has an acceptance rate of 52%. Students with good grades and strong test scores have a good chance of being admitted. To apply, those interested will need to submit an application, along with SAT or ACT scores and high school transcripts. The school accepts the Common Application, which can save applicants time and energy when applying to multiple schools.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Monmouth College Description:

Monmouth College is a private liberal arts college located in western Illinois, south of Davenport, Iowa. The college was founded by Scottish Presbyterians in 1853, and to this day the school maintains its affiliation with the church and its Scottish heritage. Indeed, it is one of the few colleges anywhere to offer bagpipe scholarships. The college has an entirely undergraduate focus, and students come from 19 states and 12 countries. Monmouth College has a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and an average class size of 18.

The school often does well in rankings of Midwest colleges. In athletics, the Monmouth Fighting Scots compete in the NCAA Division III Midwest Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,147 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $35,300
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,300
  • Other Expenses: $1,750
  • Total Cost: $46,550

Monmouth College 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: $26,402
    • Loans: $7,016

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Art, Business Administration, Elementary Education, English, Physical Education, Psychology

          Retention and Graduation Rates:

          • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 73%
          • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 47%
          • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 56%

          Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

          • Men's Sports: Swimming, Water Polo, Football, Lacrosse, Basketball, Cross Country
          • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Water Polo, Swimming, Golf

          Data Source:

          National Center for Educational Statistics

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          Monmouth College Mission Statement:

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          "As an undergraduate liberal arts college we recognize the close relationship of faculty and students to be fundamental to our learning environment. As a community of learners we strive to create and sustain an environment that is value-centered, intellectually challenging, aesthetically inspiring, and culturally diverse; and we hold as central our commitment to liberal arts education and to one another..."

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