Luis Castillo

Class Year



Chicago, IL


Neuroscience / Chemistry & Political Science

Monmouth & You

Why did you choose Monmouth?

I chose Monmouth for the strong knit community and small-town lifestyle. Witnessing everyone say hi to each other and the ability to carry out small talk with anyone attracted me to Monmouth and made me feel like I was not a stranger.

What advice do you have for students searching for a college?

Visit colleges and have one on one conversations with professors and students. As the college search is different for everyone it is important that you find somewhere you are 100% confident in. If you can see it become home instead of just another school, then you know you made the right decision.

What advice do you have for students who choose Monmouth?

Make yourself vulnerable and always try new things. There are limited restrictions at this school in regard to taking random classes and joining many clubs. Take all opportunities given to you and see where it can take you.