#16 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

Millikin University

Decatur, Illinois

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Millikin University overview
Location Decatur, Illinois
Online millikin.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian Church (USA)
Millikin University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Millikin University is a private, comprehensive university located in Decatur, Illinois, about 180 miles south of Chicago. Founded in 1901, the institution presents a traditional campus adorned with a mix of modern and historic architecture, including the noted Renaissance Revival-style Millikin Homestead, once the residence of the university's benefactor. Offering a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, Millikin is particularly known for its Tabor School of Business, College of Fine Arts, and the School of Nursing. The university fosters academic rigor in a collaborative environment with a generally inclusive admission process. On-campus housing options are available to students, who can choose to live in residence halls, apartments, or Greek housing. Millikin's athletic teams, known as the Big Blue, compete in NCAA Division III, with a number of sports on offer, although the university is not predominantly recognized for its athletic programs.

In the most recent statistical year 2,902 prospective students applied, and 2,188 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 362 enrolled in the school.  1,665 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 142 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $40,740 plus fees of $892. Milikin is ranked 436 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Milikin is rated within the top 43% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

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SAT 930/1200
ACT 20/27
GPA 3.4

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Millikin University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$892
Room and Board $12,836
Budget for Other Expenses$2,100
Total One Year Cost$57,568

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$47,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

65% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Millikin University students
Subject Percent of Class
Education 19%
Visual and Performing Arts 18%
Business 15%
Health Professions 10%
Communication 8%

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