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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.

  • “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
  • “Monmouth is a family tradition where I could make a difference. The whole campus feels like a family.”

    Troy Hippen ’22, Communications Studies
    Troy Hippen
  • “Monmouth is my home and offers me countless opportunities to grow academically and individually. The professors ensure students know that their door is always open, whether it be related to class or just life in general. There is never a lack of activity or energy on campus – it’s always buzzing!”

    Elizabeth Gustafson ’22, Business Administration and Communication Studies
    Elizabeth Gustafson
  • “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
  • “Monmouth has taught me how to adapt to any situation and be successful.”

    Jack Ressler ’20, Business Administration
    Jack Ressler
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “I enjoy teaching at Monmouth because the small class sizes and emphasis on quality teaching allow me to focus more on my students.”

    Amy C. De Farias, History Department Chair
    Amy De Farias
  • “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
  • “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)
  • “We are fortunate our sons found their way to Monmouth. It is so much more than a place to earn a degree. From classroom, to athletic field, to study abroad, the relationships and experiences have prepared them to adapt and contribute in an ever changing world. Roll Scots!”

    Byron ’88 and Suzan Sondgeroth (Parents of Blake ’17, Lucas ’20 and Reid ’23)
    Byron Sondergroth
  • “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
  • By the numbers

    Forget the should.Free the possible.

  • Religious & Spiritual Life

    FOUNDED IN FAITHAll Are Welcome.