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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.

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

“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)
Shelley ’89 & Olivia Postin ’24
Corey Pevitz ’24 with Andi Koek & Sunny Gold
Lauren Lehmann ’24 with Scot & Michelle Lehmann
Anita Gándara ’24 with Maria & José Gándara
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  • Summer Opportunities for Intellectual Activity (SOFIA)

    SOFIAUNDERGRAD RESEARCH.