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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.

  • “Transferring to Monmouth was the best decision I made for my future. This place is one big family, and I felt like I belonged the moment I stepped foot on campus. The faculty has gone above and beyond to ensure my success in the classroom and when I graduate.”

    Brock Crippen ’21, transferred from Illinois Central College
  • “Monmouth is truly a family. You will never be just a number here. No matter what you’re interested in, you can make a name for yourself. Professors really care. The whole Monmouth experience is so rewarding and enriching. Roll Scots!”

    Kailey Woolard ’22, Public Relations and Communication Studies
    Kailey Woolard
  • “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
  • “My favorite Monmouth memory was during my sophomore year of volleyball season.  The stands were filled with professors, students and community members. The energy in the gym that night was unreal and really showed how much pride Monmouth has.”

    Renee Rude ’21, Business Administration and Public Relations
    Renee Rude
  • “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
  • “I grew as a person at Monmouth, more than I ever anticipated. The support system I had was so special. Monmouth College is one-of-a-kind, I can tell you that much.”

    Caitlyn Allen ’20, Missouri State University Clinical Psychology Graduate Student
    Caitlyn Allen
  • “My senior research helped me master my research skills, which helped me keep up with the pace of grad school.”

    Raheem Brown ’16
    Raheem Brown
  • “The connections made on campus between students are unmatched – and we have bagpipes! Every time I hear them, I know I’m home.”

    Thomas Van Alstine ’20, Economics and Spanish
    Thomas Van Alstine
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “As the parent of an out-of-state student, I was really worried about sending our only child to a college many states away. The day he arrived on campus Monmouth College opened their arms and hearts and took him in. Our son has made lifelong friends and Monmouth will always hold a special place in his heart.”

    Jennifer Cutright (parent of Alexander ’21)
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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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