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Welcome to Monmouth College.
Where every day is a great day to be a Scot. 

Recipe for success

If you’ve been on our campus visit or met any of our alumni, you already know that Monmouth is a special place. We’re not totally sure what the perfect recipe for college life is, but we’re pretty sure it includes a heaping cup of feeling like home, an excellent liberal arts education, great relationships with faculty and a dash of bagpipes

Welcome to our (virtual) home.

We are a private, residential, national liberal arts college, offering majors in the natural sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. We have small, seminar-style classes, awesome internship and study-abroad opportunities, and summer research experiences for thoughtful, intellectually engaged and ambitious students.

Whew, that is a lot!

It’s a lot because we give our students the very best college experience. 

Cue the cupola 

You may have seen our cupola floating around in your email, on an Instagram post or on a postcard that arrived in the mail. It’s kind of our thing.

We were established in 1853 by Scotch-Irish Presbyterian pioneers who wanted to give everyone an outstanding undergraduate education. The cupola is our symbol, designed from our favorite building on campus, Wallace Hall. We celebrate that symbol and history by creating a campus community that makes our students successful.

As a community of learners, Monmouth strives to sustain an environment that is value-centered, intellectually challenging, aesthetically inspiring (hello, beautiful campus) and culturally diverse. We start with a four-year program of general education, student and faculty research beginning as early as your first year and all the cocurricular activities you could want. Through these experiences, we prepare our students for rich personal and professional lives of leadership, citizenship and service in a global context.

Founding females 

It wasn’t just our founders who took the lead. Sorority life as we know it was founded at Monmouth. Pi Beta Phi and Kappa Kappa Gamma, national women’s sororities – known as the Monmouth Duo – were founded right here. Greek life is one of our largest student communities on campus, but our students are also athletes. musicians, actors, writers and researchers. They truly are the liberal arts in action. 

We honor the spirit of our founders through our bagpipe band, our Scottish tartan and our winning Fighting Scots.

Feeling Validated
A Sense of Community and Home
Everybody Is On Everybody’s Team
A Nurturing Environment

“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

“Monmouth College significantly impacted my life. It built my confidence, and it challenged me, and it continues to challenge me today.”

Jenny Sanberg ’10, Assistant Director of Career Development & Internships, Wackerle Center for Career, Leadership & Fellowships
Jenni Sanberg

“It’s easy to get lost at a large school, but our faculty and staff at Monmouth will not allow that to happen.”

Bill Goldsborough ’65
Bill Goldsborough

“I’m so grateful for Monmouth College. It’s crazy to think that you come to college thinking you’re going to do something and you come out doing something else.”

Yulissa Avila ’19, City Year
Yulissa Avila
Andre Audette, Political Science Professor
John Huxtable ’04
Justin Swearinger (Assistant Professor of Music)
Alan Betourne ’05 (Head Baseball Coach)

“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

“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

“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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