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Monmouth College

700 East Broadway
Monmouth, IL 61462
(309) 457-2311



International Admissions:

Office of International Student Admission
700 East Broadway
Monmouth, IL 61462 U.S.A.

Toll Free: 800-747-2687
International Admission Office: +309-457-2131
MC Admission Office: +309-457-2131
Fax: +309-457-2141

International Website:

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The Pergola between Wallace and Poling Halls
The Pipe Band at Monmouth College

Regional Accreditor

North Central Association

Carnegie Classification

Bal/NGC: Balanced arts & sciences/professions, no graduate coexistence

Levels of Degree or Certification Offered

Bachelor's Degrees


Monmouth College is a selective, private, residential liberal arts college of 1300 students in west central Illinois. Our student-faculty ratio is 12:1, and our average class size is 15. The college offers courses in the sciences, humanities, social sciences and arts, as well as accounting, business, education, wellness administration and sport science. Monmouth College is proud of the outcomes of its academic program and career counseling: in both 2012 and 2013, surveys of recent graduates (88% response rate) reveal 99% placement rates (with 74% employed and 26% in graduate school). 90% of graduating students graduate within four years. Monmouth is distinctive for its science and business initiative, located in a beautiful new academic building that houses biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics and psychology labs, seminar rooms, smart classrooms and lecture halls, breakout rooms for small group work, and an observatory, planetarium and greenhouse. Monmouth also has an educational garden and farm on which students study sustainable agricultural practices and provide community outreach programs. The 112 acres of the college campus include a new black-box theatre, Fusion Theatre, located just off the town square, as well as the Le Suer Nature Preserve, Spring Grove Prairie, a prairie-habitat biology field station, and a freshwater pond for field research.

Monmouth College was founded in 1853, and is today known for its interdisciplinary curriculum; its array of majors and programs offering opportunities to combine liberal arts study in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and arts with pre-professional tracks in law, health and medical fields, architecture, engineering, pharmacy, veterinary, and more; its support for student-faculty research and creative collaboration; outstanding career guidance; and the friendliness and beauty of its campus. Graduates attend top graduate and professional schools and form successful careers in science, education, business and the arts.

Over recent decades the College has made extensive improvements to its physical plant, with the construction of new buildings, including the Center for Science and Business, a blackbox theatre and art gallery, residence halls and athletic center, the substantially renovated library, and landscaped campus grounds. In addition to its intimate, friendly atmosphere and beautiful campus, Monmouth's Scottish heritage gives it a unique ambiance. An internationally competitive bagpipe band is a featured item at Homecoming and Honors Convocation. Monmouth College is one of the few liberal arts colleges in the country with a marching band and student-run television and radio stations.

Monmouth's liberal arts and sciences curriculum prepares students well to meet the challenges of a complex and interconnected global society. Study abroad programs, internships within the United States and abroad, language study, civic engagement, and undergraduate research are features of the academic program. The college admits prepared and ambitious students, teaches and advises them well, and provides many opportunities for students to be challenged and changed by ideas, experiences, and opportunities for intellectual engagement and personal growth.

The Monmouth curriculum fosters depth of knowledge in a major, breadth of knowledge through the range of the liberal arts curriculum, and a distinctive focus on the integration of knowledge through an interdisciplinary sequence of courses over the four years of the student's college career. Emphasis on learning beyond the classroom fosters leadership skills, practical know-how, and social responsibility. A dedicated faculty provide personalized mentoring, and an active alumni community promotes opportunities for internships, personal growth and career success.


Academic Programs Available

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other - Biopsychology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies - Integrated Studies
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • History, Other - 19th-Century Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature

Tuition and Fees (


Books & Supplies
Medical Insurance


$ 33200

$ 7650

$ 190

$ 1,000

$ 1225


Financial Assistance

Monmouth College provides substantial financial assistance to international students. The average International Student receives $21,000 in scholarship assistance, which makes the total cost of attendance at Monmouth very affordable. International students with outstanding records of academic achievement and great potential are eligible for merit awards. No additional application is required to be considered for financial assistance. All admitted international students are eligible to be considered for merit awards.


Student Demographics

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Monmouth College has a residential requirement for all students (with exceptions available for married students and those with family in the immediate community). Students should complete the living preference form at after receiving notification of admission. On-campus housing is guaranteed for all four years.


What Is Special?

Monmouth is located in a very safe and inexpensive part of the United States, west-central Illinois, just fifteen miles east of the Mississippi River. Visitors to Monmouth College are struck by two things—our beautiful, modern campus and the warm and friendly welcome they encounter from faculty, staff and students. The College is located in Monmouth, IL, a rural community of 10,000 located in west central Illinois, approximately 200 miles southwest of Chicago and 180 miles north of St. Louis. The campus is situated in a tranquil residential neighborhood. Monmouth has undergone an amazing transformation in the last decade, with more than $60 million invested in renovations to historic campus buildings and ambitious new construction. From three new state-of-the-art residence halls to the Huff Athletic Center and the new Center for Science and Business, the campus is unrivaled in comfort among small Midwestern private colleges.

Beyond the welcoming atmosphere, what really sets Monmouth apart is its outstanding undergraduate program, which combines traditional liberal arts disciplines with integrated, interdisciplinary courses and strong career preparation. Monmouth's curriculum advances students' ability to write and speak effectively, to appreciate the liberal arts, and to synthesize knowledge gathered from various disciplines into a new and personal understanding of the world.

At Monmouth, you can select from 80 student organizations and 11 varsity sports each for men and women, including football, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, golf, track and field, baseball, water polo and more. Class sizes are small (on average 18 students) and faculty advisors work closely with students in course selection. Off-campus study and internships are readily available. Surveys demonstrate that 99 percent of graduates are either employed or continuing their education six months after graduation.

A member of the prestigious Associated Colleges of the Midwest and the Midwest Conference in athletics, Monmouth is highly rated by Forbes, the Princeton Review and US News & World Report. Monmouth is ranked as one of the top 200 liberal arts colleges in the United States. Monmouth College is ranked #15 among the Top Colleges in the United States as a Best Value by Time's Money Magazine (2014).


Websites for International Students International Admissions  Information for International Transfer Students about Transfer of Credit from Community Colleges in Illinois to Monmouth College  The Wackerle Career and Leadership Center (which includes career support for international students) Office of Intercultural Life


TOEFL scores and ESL Programs (English as a Second Language)

TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for all students for whom English is not the primary language. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the PBT or a 79 on the IBT is highly recommended. A minimum IELTS score of 6 is highly recommended. SAT or ACT scores may be substituted for TOEFL/IELTS scores.

Completion of the ELS Intensive English for Academic Purposes level meets the Monmouth College language-proficiency requirement for admission. See for further information about ELS programs.

The Monmouth College code for TOEFL and SAT is 1484 and for ACT is 1084.

ESL: Monmouth College offers ESL tutoring in its excellent Teaching and Learning Center. Classes, one-on-one tutoring and group study groups are available.

Other Test Required for Admission:
SAT or ACT test is required for all students seeking scholarship/financial aid support. All students must meet the minimum TOEFL or IELTS requirement.

Application Deadline:
Students should apply as early in their senior year as possible. Monmouth accepts applications for admission at any point in the year. You need to give yourself time to complete the student visa application after you have been admitted to Monmouth College. Monmouth College does NOT require an application fee.

Students may complete the online application at

Admitted students (domestic and international) must submit the enrollment deposit of prior to course registration and housing selection process. The living preference from may be found at:


Study Illinois Institutional Contacts

Brenda Tooley
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of International Initiatives and Recruitment
Phone: 011-(309-457-2134)
Fax: 011-(309-457-2141)


Seray Teleke
Assistant Director of International Recruitment