Monmouth College, founded in 1853, is a small private, residential, coeducational liberal arts college in Illinois. For starters, we're a tight-knit family of educators and learners. Our faculty and staff care deeply about what they do, and they challenge students to see the world from many different perspectives. The result: Monmouth students unlock their full potential. And that's what we believe college is all about: gaining everything you need to live a full life, long after you've landed your first job.
With a student enrollment of over 1,200 students, class sizes average 13, with a student to faculty ratio of 11:1. 85 percent of professors have the terminal degree in their field. Our student body is diverse in every sense of the word. Specifically, approximately eight percent of our student body comes from outside of the United States, creating a deeply diverse and exciting experience for all of our students.
Main CampusMonmouth, Illinois, United States0 - 5,000 on Campus<100,000 residents in MonmouthLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
Monmouth, a typical small Midwestern college town, is located about 15 miles from the Mississippi River and approximately one hour's drive from either Peoria or the Quad Cities (Rock Island and Moline, Illinois; and Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa).
Monmouth’s students find that education extends beyond the classroom, reaching into faculty homes, residence halls and dining room, embracing a broad range of cocurricular activities. Lectures, concerts and performances by visitors are planned to compliment the academic program. The College newspaper and other publications, the campus radio station, religious services, music groups and the theater provide opportunities for students to develop their talents and to enrich the College’s life. Many members of the College find challenges and learning opportunities in the athletic programs, both intramural and intercollegiate. A prominent focus of campus interest is the student government, which is responsible for a broad range of activities. The Association for Student Activity Programming is the main activity programming board on campus. All students can become members of the board and have a hand in planning campus events. In all of these activities there are opportunities for learning, for leadership and for interaction with faculty members.