Millikin University

538 reviews
  1. Decatur, IL
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  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 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
63%
SAT Range
810-1190
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$19,208/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,467/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,741/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,713/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,308/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,878/ 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
2,018Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
21%
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 Millikin University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
47%
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

Reviews

538 reviews
  • Excellent
    75
  • Very Good
    169
  • Average
    223
  • Poor
    35
  • Terrible
    36
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.
  • Sophomore
  • 3 months ago
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.
  • Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
I'd pick Millikin a hundred times over. My supportive and invested faculty, amazing Greek experience, quality education, vast career and organization opportunities made my college experience nothing short of incredible. That's not to say I didn't think the caf food was gross sometimes, or policies were occasionally unfair, or that classes weren't difficult -- that's something that comes with most colleges -- but my overall experience was phenomenal and the great outweighs the occasional negative experience.

I especially love the small campus size; it was great to know nearly everyone on campus and have such expansive friend groups. It also made the opportunities for leadership, internships, and special opportunities more attainable since there is less people to compete among. Although a larger school might have a more recognizable name, lack of internship experiences and difficulty getting letters of recommendation (which is common in D1 size schools) will not help you move forward into graduate school or the profession of your dreams.

My Greek experience was phenomenal and left me with lifelong friendships, leadership experiences, networking opportunities, and truly allowed me to find myself as a person. I lived in the sorority house for just one year, but it was an absolute blast, incredibly supportive, and exactly what I needed to learn to come out of my shell and diversify my friend group. I never thought I'd join a sorority but now I'd recommend going Greek to anyone -- the worst that could happen is that you find out it's not for you.

Safety is the only clear negative at Millikin. Generally speaking, you are very safe on campus, but Decatur is a bit of an armpit. I've found that this is actually very common in most college towns so you'll experience it no matter where you go. I never had bad experiences but I always walked in groups, carried mace, and took safe rides when needed. There's no shame in being safe.

5/5 stars, would recommend Millikin!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Oct 26 2015