Welcome Home

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.

  • “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
  • “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
  • “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 was scared of the idea of being lost in a class. I really like the individual attention with the teachers.”

    Paige Smith ’23, Oswego, Ill.
    Paige Smith
  • “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
  • “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 means family and friends. One May afternoon during finals, my friends and I spent the afternoon outside, in hammocks, playing music and enjoying the weather. We were all stressing about finals, but we took some time out to enjoy campus.”

    Danny Milosevich ’20, Business Administration
    Danny Milosevich
  • “I came to Monmouth as a pretty shy kid, but my professors really pushed me to interact, to share ideas, to make connections. Monmouth just really felt like home.”

    Josh Gross ’20, La Moille, Ill.
    Josh Gross
  • “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
  • “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 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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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)
  • STUDENT MEDIA

    HANDS-ON EXPERIENCES INA FAST-PACED WORLD.

  • By the numbers

    Forget the should.Free the possible.