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Millikin University

Decatur, Illinois

Overview

Student Population
2,094
National Rank
#267
Millikin University overview
Location Decatur, Illinois
Online millikin.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian Church (USA)
Millikin University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Decatur, Illinois, Millikin University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA) faith. In the most recent statistical year 4,512 prospective students applied, and 2,764 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 468 enrolled in the school.  1,976 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 118 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $34,210 plus fees of $792. Millikin University is ranked 267 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
Challenging
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SAT 960/1210
ACT 20/27
GPA 3.36
Applications Accepted
61.3% 
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Applicant Competition Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$34,210
Costs for Millikin University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$792
Room and Board $11,818
Budget for Other Expenses$2,100
Total One Year Cost$49,920

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Outcomes

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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Reviews

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May 8, 2018
B******h from Denver, CO
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I graduated from Millikin in the 1990's so it's been awhile, but as far as I can tell it's only gotten better. I loved the small campus and the fact that you truly know your instructors. As in, every single one knew me my name; I've been in the home of one multiple times; and two of my instructors attended my wedding the year after I graduated (which required them to drive three hours). I was in the Tabor School of Business, and I found the connections there to be wonderful, but I also know that the music school students have had tremendous success in Nashville and Hollywood. My child is now looking at colleges and it saddens me that due to her personality and need to be closer to home, Millikin will not be on her short list. Back at the time I was choosing, I had it narrowed down to either the University of Illinois (if I wanted to go BIG school) or Millikin (if I wanted to go SMALL school). I'm so glad I chose Millikin and I'd do it all over again.

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Feb 1, 2018
A******a from Illinois
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Overall, the campus and education are a great experience, and will get you where you need to be in life. The campus is very liberal-democrat environment that can feel very unwelcoming to a conservative-republican student. The housing situation is a bit ridiculous. Dorm life is normal for your first year. Sophomore and Junior year students are forced to live in The Woods at Millikin or else in Greek Life. The Woods is very overpriced (charging $800 a month + utilities), and the maintenance services are slow to do repairs when they are requested. My apartment did not have a working dish washer for most of 1st semester even after multiple work orders were put in. As I said before, the education and campus are good, but other than that, you may need to evaluate if the school really is for you.

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Jun 19, 2017
L******n from Illinois
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The student/faculty ratio is very low which gives good opportunities for faculty engagement. The campus is attractive with well-maintained older buildings and some newer ones (and one currently under construction). The town (Decatur) is not great. Certainly rundown. The biggest problem is housing. The dorms are not unusual. Not great; not bad. It is sophomore and junior years that are the challenge. Students are forced into either university housing at The Woods or frat/sorority life. The Woods is insanely overpriced and poorly managed. It is extortion to require students and parents pay over $800 per month (plus utilities) for one bedroom in a mediocre apartment. Repairs and routine maintenance are slow. Security deposits should be considered gone as soon as the check is written. I wish my first thoughts of the university were of anything other than The Woods.

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