Monmouth College

Monmouth College is a selective, private, residential liberal arts college of 1200 students and 115 faculty members in west central Illinois. The college offers courses in the sciences, humanities, social sciences and arts, as well as accounting, business, education, wellness administration and sport science. Monmouth College is proud of the outcomes of its academic program and career counseling: in the past three years, surveys of recent graduates reveal 99% placement rates (with 74% employed and 26% in graduate school). 90% of graduating students graduate within four years. Monmouth is distinctive for its science and business initiative, located in a state-of-the-art academic building that houses biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, computer-science and psychology labs, seminar rooms, smart classrooms and lecture halls, breakout rooms for small group work, and an observatory, planetarium and greenhouse. Monmouth also has a research garden and farm on which students study sustainable agricultural practices and provide community outreach programs. The 112 acres of the college campus include a new experimental theatre, located just off the town square, as well as a 16-acre nature preserve, a prairie-habitat biology field station, and a freshwater pond for field research.Monmouth College was founded in 1853; it is distinctive in offering opportunities to combine liberal arts study in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and arts with pre-professional tracks in law, health and medical fields, architecture, engineering, pharmacy, veterinary science, and more. Monmouth College strongly supports student-faculty research and creative collaboration and offers outstanding career and internship guidance. It is known for the friendliness and beauty of its campus. Graduates attend top graduate and professional schools and form successful careers in science, education, business and the arts.Over the past decade the College has invested $120 million in improvements to its physical plant, with the construction the Center for Science and Business, an experimental theatre and art gallery, residence halls, athletic facilities (including a $22 million athletic center), a renovated library and chapel, and landscaped campus grounds. In addition to its intimate, friendly atmosphere and beautiful campus, Monmouths Scottish heritage gives it a unique ambiance. An internationally competitive bagpipe band is a featured item at Homecoming and Honors Convocation. Monmouth College is one of the few liberal arts colleges in the country with a marching band, student-run television and radio stations and varsity water polo teams. Monmouth contains a vibrant Greek life community; two of the first societies for women - Pi Beta Phi and Kappa Kappa Gamma - were founded at Monmouth.Monmouths liberal arts and sciences curriculum prepares students well to meet the challenges of a complex and interconnected global society. Study abroad programs, internships within the United States and abroad, language study, civic engagement, and undergraduate research are features of the academic program. The college admits prepared and ambitious students, educates and advises them well, and provides many opportunities for students to be challenged and changed by ideas, experiences, and opportunities for intellectual engagement and personal growth.The Monmouth curriculum fosters depth of knowledge in a major, breadth of knowledge through the range of the liberal arts curriculum, and a distinctive focus on the integration of knowledge through an interdisciplinary sequence of courses over the four years of the students college career. Emphasis on learning beyond the classroom fosters leadership skills, practical know-how, and social responsibility. A dedicated faculty provide personalized mentoring, and an active alumni community promotes opportunities for internships, personal growth and career success.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1853 N/A Semester N/A 700 E. Broadway, Monmouth, IL 61462 (309) 457-2131
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44 100.0 Illinois Monmouth 426