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.

  • “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
  • “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 means running into anyone and everyone on campus with a smile and knowing each person.”

    Morgan Bemis ’21, Alton, Ill.
    Morgan Bemis
  • “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
  • “Monmouth College significantly impacted my life. It built my confidence, and it challenged me, and it continues to challenge me today.”

    Jenni Sanberg ’10, Assistant Director of Career Development & Internships, Wackerle Center for Career, Leadership & Fellowships
    Jenni Sanberg
  • “Monmouth prepared me for collaborative work through relationships with my peers and mentors.”

    Diana Rubi ’18, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights
    Diana Rubi
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Our son was recruited to play lacrosse. Even though it was a blizzard outside, our first visit to campus was awesome. It’s nice to know if we have questions or concerns someone is there to help. Our son made a perfect decision. It’s a perfect fit!”

    Tracey Weaver
  • “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
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