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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    C+
  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 1,840 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Millikin acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Music Performance. Graduating 61% of students, Millikin alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,400.
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
65%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1080-1260
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$20,988/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$23,312/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
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.37 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,840Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
110
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
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  • Friendly
    57%
  • Unique
    24%
  • Artsy
    5%
  • Diverse
    5%
  • Open-Minded
    5%
  • Snob
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
82%
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.48 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.46 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    50%
  • Artsy
    15%
  • Expensive
    15%
  • Different
    10%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Unique
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
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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Millikin University is a spectacular college. They pride themselves on their fine arts education, which is fantastic, but all other academic fields are thoroughly represented. The dorms are clean and well taken care of. The food is great! The classes are challenging, yet save room for being fun and interesting. The majority of the professors on campus work hard to help you achieve success. And lastly, Millikin is filled with great people--students and faculty alike provide a great learning experience.
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I love the small classes and professor to student ratio. The classes are not intimidating at all, which is great. However, I wish there were more scholarships offered by Millikin University. Scholarships are a very important part of college to me. Overall, I love how Millikin University is like one big family!
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.