B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B-
Millikin University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
College Conference of Illinois and Wisc
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
60%
SAT Range
940-1180
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Cost

Net Price
$21,093/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,962/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,876/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,709/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,330/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,169/ year

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
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,984Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    56%
  • Unique
    31%
  • Artsy
    6%
  • Snob
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.43 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    53%
  • Artsy
    20%
  • Different
    13%
  • Expensive
    7%
  • Unique
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses
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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.
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The cost of tuition, on the other hand, is continually rising and is not worth the high cost. I suggest that this is due to the new building they are building on campus. The on-campus living is okay, but extremely expensive. (The Woods Apartment rent is $803 a month per person, whereas it costs around $300-400 a month to rent an off-campus house. Their pretense for meeting the Woods' occupancy is that their students learn better on campus)  The rules are strict, compared to other institutions. Individuals working at the office of residence life violate a lot of privacy in their position (checking rooms and individuals' bags). The campus life is great. A lot of student organizations are present! The campus is not too diverse, but this is something that Millikin is working on. Also, they are working on making sure that students are represented, especially minorities.
The professors are great. They're always willing to assist you and provide countless resources you can use to help you in your classes. Being a student-athlete is made easy. My coach works to keep our team GPA above a 3.2 and offers study tables, and is in constant communication with our professors on what our travel schedule is. The professors are very understanding when it comes to traveling. They will do anything in their power to make sure you don't miss any material. Even the security at Millikin University is fantastic! They provide safe rides, they help keep campus clean, and they are super friendly! All the workers at Millikin are very nice and polite. One thing that I would change about MU is the wireless internet. Our wifi here doesn't have the best connection.