Student Life

A whole lot of life happens outside the classroom.

Build your resume for life

While your professors are busy helping you build your brain and preparing you to get a great job after graduation, the rest of the Monmouth campus is at work, too, helping you build your resume for life.

This is where you’ll learn some of the biggest, and most important, lessons about the world, about people and about yourself. You’ll figure out who you are and who you have the power to become.

It’s a syllabus for soaking up experience

At Monmouth, you’ll have more opportunities than you can count — and that’s on purpose. Our student life offerings are built with you at the center and constructed with just as much focus and care as your academic journey.

Every residence hall, every club, every sorority and fraternity, every intramural game, every encounter with a professor or fellow student, every heart-to-heart with a new friend from a different part of the country or the world — it’s all part of what makes Monmouth, well, Monmouth.

As you think about what you want out of a college, remember this combination of small classes, built-in campus life and relations can only happen at a place like this. Small enough to keep you from slipping through the cracks. Big enough to give you all the resources you need.

  • “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
  • “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
  • “I’ve made some lifelong friends. I have friends now in Memphis, in California, in Texas, in New York.”

    Quentin Bartram ’22, math and data science
    Quentin Batrium
  • “To me, Monmouth just feels like home. Every professor I’ve talked to, every student I’ve engaged with, and at every event I’ve attended, I have always felt welcomed and like I belong here.”

    Mariah Garzee ’22
    Mariah Garzee
  • “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
  • “You really couldn’t find a better school in the area for academics. Monmouth College was like home to me before I ever went there, it is home to me, and it forever will be.”

    Zach Vancil ’21, Galesburg, Ill.
  • “The people you meet, and bonds you form, are what sets Monmouth into a class of its own.”

    Chris Knutson ’16, transferred from Carl Sandburg, currently Chemistry PhD candidate at University of Iowa
  • “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
  • “I love working with our students because I see myself in them. They tend not to be entitled, and they typically don’t come from privileged backgrounds. I want their experience to be as impactful as my college was for me.”

    Michelle Simmons, Educational Studies
    Michelle Simmons
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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)
  • “My daughter decided to go to Monmouth because of the individual support, the beautiful campus and small class sizes. She has participated in activities that she wouldn’t have had a chance to at a larger college.”

    Kent Barrington
  • “The size of Monmouth is perfect for my daughter because she came from a smaller high school and she got several scholarships. She has fit in very well at Monmouth and she is very happy with her decision, as are her parents.”

    Jennifer Brannon Suman
  • “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
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