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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Millikin is an above-average private, Christian university located in Decatur, Illinois. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,824 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Millikin acceptance rate is 64%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business Administration and Management, and Music Performance. Graduating 60% of students, Millikin alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,800.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Address
1184 W. Main St.
Decatur, IL 62522

Millikin University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
64%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
910-1080
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$21,935/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,003/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,467/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,108/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,328/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,378/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,824Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    61%
  • Unique
    28%
  • Artsy
    6%
  • Snob
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.45 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    59%
  • Artsy
    18%
  • Different
    12%
  • Expensive
    6%
  • Unique
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses
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I would not trade my 4 years at MU for anything! I absolutely loved it there even though Decatur can be a sketchy area, this campus is beautiful and old which makes it rich in history and tradition. The student body is decently diverse. The theatre program is amazing as well as the music program. The faculty truly cares for every student. The small campus gives you the close knit family vibe. The townies can be ratchet though. Another fun fact is that it is haunted! I have sooo many spooky experiences :) best food spots drunk or sober are Burrito Truck, First Wok, Donnie’s & University Dogs.
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I love Millikin! While there are some things I do not like, the school overall is great. Yes the food might not be too good but its a college campus, what do you expect? The one thing I really do not like about Millikin is the sophomore and junior housing requirements. Millikin has a partnership with The Woods, an apartment complex, and requires sophomores and juniors to live there, in Greek housing, or petition for off campus living. The Woods is separate from Millikin but nevertheless, it is overpriced and often charges students for bogus damages.
As an adult learner, Millikin University's CRNA program has been a great choice for my family and I. class sizes are small, only accepting 14 students per year allowing a more focused one on one education. This is clearly shown in the 2017 cohort with 100% first time pass rate during boards. Secondly, the beauty of attending Millikin University is little to no distractions as there is limited amount of things to do outside of the University ensuring that all of my time is dedicated to the success of passing this program. Lastly, Millikin University if a military friendly school accepting the Post 911 GI bill, Yellow Ribbon participant and accepts tuition assistance. This is huge, especially because many graduate students have a families, mortgages and car payments. Along with a low cost of living, this makes Millikin University a realistic goal.