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Thanks to each of you who help students find their way through the college selection process. Monmouth College stands ready to work with you to ensure that more students graduate from accredited colleges and universities. There is no fee to apply to Monmouth College.

It’s great to be a Scot!

Monmouth’s nationally recognized, affordable education prepares students for further study, employment, leadership and life. A charter member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Monmouth’s rich history assures high quality and exciting opportunities for study abroad and other enrichment programs.

Whether students know their intended major orneed to explore further, chances are that our majors include their interests. Monmouth encourages students to double-major to combine programs such as business and music.

Monmouth’s spacious, relaxed and safe campus promotes friendships and close connections between faculty and students. Small classes ensure students are challenged, supported and engaged. Outstanding facilities provide the latest in classrooms, labs and instrumentation required for first-rate undergraduate education.

Browse our site, then schedule a visit to see for yourself why Monmouth is an amazing place for your students.


  • Location: Monmouth, Illinois, population 9,091
  • Nearest Cities: Quad Cities—Rock Island, Moline and East Moline, Ill.; Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa—(45 miles); Peoria (65 miles)
  • Enrollment: 1,000 students from 22 countries
  • Demographics: 50% men, 50% women; 91% live on campus; 35% American minorities and international students
  • Calendar: Semester (two 17-week terms and two 2-week Scots Terms)
  • Areas of Study: 35 majors, 42 minors, 17 pre-professional tracks
  • Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1
  • Average Class Size: 13 (79% of classes have fewer than 20 students)
  • Campus: 112 acres, including a 33-acre nature preserve/athletic park and a 6-acre educational garden
  • Affiliations & Accreditations: Charter member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, a consortium of leading liberal arts colleges; Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.); The Annapolis Group; American Chemical Society; Higher Learning Commission.

Admissions Requirements

We recommend applicants have completed

  • Four years of English
  • Three years of math
  • Two years of science, including one year of lab
  • Three years of social science, including history and government
  • Two years of foreign language

We encourage students to participate in honors or advanced courses, and extracurricular activities are recommended for those who have the opportunity.

Monmouth College requires either the ACT or SAT exam, and we use a student’s highest score from either test. For the ACT, we accept the best composite score. For the SAT, we accept the best combined scores of the critical reading and math components from different SAT tests.

Monmouth College grants Advanced Placement, IB and Dual Credit to students. 

Application Deadline

Monmouth College operates on a rolling admissions basis which means we have no set deadline for applications. However, applying earlier can increase the likelihood that a student has every opportunity to participate in scholarship activities.

We encourage you to talk to the Admission Counselor who works with students from your high school, or call our main line at 1-800-747-2687 for assistance.

Office of Admission
Phone: 309-457-2131
Toll Free: 1-800-747-2687
Fax: 309-457-2141