Admission & Aid

Where “What if” becomes “What’s next?”

Website after website. Email after email. Your college search presents one possible future after another.

At Monmouth, we believe life is too short to force you into just one way of doing things. That’s why we’ve built an entire college experience — from our professors, to our campus life, to our study abroad program — where you won’t ever be left guessing, “What if?”

At Monmouth, you get to try it all

You will test the different versions of yourself you might want to become. Get involved in athletics and spiritual life. Go Greek, or go global. Live on campus, but think beyond. And you get to do it at a place small enough to be deeply personal, but big enough to never get boring. A place where you can stand out when you want to and blend in when you need to.

We promise to help you free the possible

We’ll help you see as much life as possible, and build your best possible future. Because life’s too short not to.

  • “I was scared of the idea of being lost in a class. I really like the individual attention with the teachers.”

    Paige Smith ’23, Oswego, Ill.
    Paige Smith
  • “Monmouth is a family tradition where I could make a difference. The whole campus feels like a family.”

    Troy Hippen ’22, Communications Studies
    Troy Hippen
  • “I decided to come here after I saw firsthand the success that a student could have. My sister graduated from Monmouth in 2016, and I felt confident that I could have the same success she did.”

    Alison Trettin ’21, Biochemistry and Investigative Forensics
    Alison Trettin
  • “Monmouth is a small community inside a larger community. I can feel away from the small town of Monmouth, but I can also be highly involved in the town as well.”

    Karlie Drish ’22, Milan, Ill.
    Karlie Drish
  • “Monmouth means family and friends. One May afternoon during finals, my friends and I spent the afternoon outside, in hammocks, playing music and enjoying the weather. We were all stressing about finals, but we took some time out to enjoy campus.”

    Danny Milosevich ’20, Business Administration
    Danny Milosevich
  • “The people you meet, and bonds you form, are what sets Monmouth into a class of it’s own.”

    Chris Knutson ’16, transferred from Carl Sandburg, currently Chemistry PhD candidate at University of Iowa
  • “A liberal arts education has been enormous in my development as an engineer. Through the rigorous coursework and critical thinking assignments at Monmouth, I can clearly articulate technical concepts in writing that has advanced my career.”

    Stefan Flynn ’14, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Stefan Flynn
  • “I came to Monmouth as a pretty shy kid, but my professors really pushed me to interact, to share ideas, to make connections. Monmouth just really felt like home.”

    Josh Gross ’20, La Moille, Ill.
    Josh Gross
  • “What I find truly fascinating about politics is that it is all around us; it affects everyday choices, like the foods we eat, the people we associate with, and how we see the world.”

    Andre Audette, Political Science Professor
    Andre Audette
  • “Monmouth College offers a peaceful and stimulating environment for learning and teaching, and I enjoy these features very much.”

    Annie Moore, French Lecturer
    Annie Moore
  • “I enjoy teaching at Monmouth because the small class sizes and emphasis on quality teaching allow me to focus more on my students.”

    Amy C. De Farias, History Department Chair
    Amy De Farias
  • “Monmouth students are eager, excited and willing to try new things about opportunities presented to them. They’re not as self-conscious as students at bigger schools sometimes are, and I’ve enjoyed tapping into that close-knit, community nature.”

    Bob Simmons, Classics Department Chair
    Bob Simmons
  • “As the parent of an out-of-state student, I was really worried about sending our only child to a college many states away. The day he arrived on campus Monmouth College opened their arms and hearts and took him in. Our son has made lifelong friends and Monmouth will always hold a special place in his heart.”

    Jennifer Cutright (parent of Alexander ’21)
  • “Being part of the Parent and Family Council allows us to connect with the college as parents and take part in campus projects that bring value to Monmouth students. As parents, if you have the opportunity to be involved in the council, do it!”

    Bill and Malloree Buchanan (parents of Tyler Buchanan ’20 graduate)
  • “We are fortunate our sons found their way to Monmouth. It is so much more than a place to earn a degree. From classroom, to athletic field, to study abroad, the relationships and experiences have prepared them to adapt and contribute in an ever changing world. Roll Scots!”

    Byron ’88 and Suzan Sondgeroth (Parents of Blake ’17, Lucas ’20 and Reid ’23)
    Byron Sondergroth
  • “From day one, people on campus were a family – and he felt like he was a member of that family, not just a number. He’s a big-city-kind-of-kid, but he felt like he truly belonged on this small campus and in this community.”

    Tammy Simmons
  • “The people you meet, and bonds you form, are what sets Monmouth into a class of it’s own.”

    Chris Knutson ’16, transferred from Carl Sandburg, currently Chemistry PhD candidate at University of Iowa
  • “Coming from another school, Monmouth accepted me instantly. The students and professors all helped me transition from my old school to here and the family aspect really hit home immediately. It felt like I had been here forever. The professors and advisors really helped with the transition of credits which can be a challenge but here it was never an issue.”

    Trevor Davis ’21, transferred from Southwestern Illinois College
  • “Transferring to Monmouth was the best decision I made for my future. This place is one big family, and I felt like I belonged the moment I stepped foot on campus. The faculty has gone above and beyond to ensure my success in the classroom and when I graduate.”

    Brock Crippen ’21, transferred from Illinois Central College
  • “Monmouth was the perfect next step for me after transferring from a community college. My experiences here have challenged and prepared me for my professional career and beyond.”

    Taylor Ewald ’19, transferred from Norfolk Community College, employed at Adirondack Experience
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    Forget the should.Free the possible.

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