Monmouth College

Monmouth College


Founded in 1853 by pioneering Presbyterians, Monmouth College is dedicated to serving students from all backgrounds, including first generation college students. Currently, 29% of our students identify as first generation college students. As an institution, we believe our mission statement supports our efforts to continually improve the success of our students. We believe Monmouth College offers a high-quality and engaging environment that prepares first generation college students to excel in learning, leadership, and service. Through a variety of measures, students receive the challenge and support to succeed academically and socially at Monmouth.

Programs Supporting First-Generation College Students

Scholars & Leadership The James and Sybil Stockdale Fellows Program

The James and Sybil Stockdale Fellows Program is the most prestigious scholarship, leadership and enrichment program at Monmouth College. Stockdale Fellows participate in a comprehensive four-year leadership development program that includes the following program components: Stockdale Fellows Leadership Retreat, Stockdale Fellows Leadership Training Program, Curricular and co-curricular involvement, Scots Mentoring Program, Service to the local community, Service to the larger community, Educational enrichment opportunities. Learn more about The James and Sybil Stockdale Fellows Program

Academic Advising & Support Teaching and Learning Center

The Teaching and Learning Center’s mission is to promote intellectual engagement, cultivate critical thinking and foster academic success. Students have access to tutoring services, academic coaching, and writing assistance. Learn more about Teaching and Learning Center

Mentoring Scots Success Mentoring Program

Our Scots Success Mentoring Program offers the opportunity for new students to partner with a peer mentor. Students communicate with their mentor throughout the entire year as they acquire the skills needed to become successful in college. This program aims to educate students about on and off campus resources, help students network, enable students to feel comfortable and successful on campus, and to allow students to make a home at Monmouth College.

Student Diversity

  • 1,200
  • 47/53
  • 29%
    First-generation college students
  • <1%
    American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • 2%
  • 10%
    Black or African American
  • 11%
  • <1%
    Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • 68%
  • 3%
    Two or more races
  • 5%
    Race and/or ethnicity unknown
  • 7%

Student Success

  • 73%
    First-to-second year retention
  • 56%
    Six-year graduation
  • 56%
    Six-year graduation for underrepresented minority groups
  • 98%
    Freshmen who live on campus
  • 95%
    Undergraduates who live on campus
  • 88
    Full-time faculty
  • 4
    Full-time minority faculty
  • 11:1
    Student–faculty ratio
  • Top 5 Majors

    Business Administration, Exercise Science, Psychology Elementary Education, Biology/Biochemistry

  • Multicultural Student Clubs and Organizations

    Umoja (Unity), Colorful Voices of Praise (CVoP) Gospel Choir International Club, Raíces, LGBTQIA-Spectrum


Cost of Attendance

  • $36,400
  • n/a
    In-state Tuition
  • $195
    Required Fees
  • $8,620
    Room and Board

Financial Aid

  • $9,626,393
    Total institutional scholarships/grants
  • n/a
    Average aid package
  • $32,500
    Average student loan debt upon graduation (of those who borrow)
  • 38%
    Pell Grant recipients among freshmen
  • 81%
    Students with financial need
  • 99%
    Students with need awarded financial aid
  • 100%
    Students with need awarded need-based scholarship or grant aid
  • n/a
    Students with need whose need was fully met


Applicant Academics

  • 2,700
    # of applicants
  • 60%
  • 3.34
    Average HS GPA
  • 23
    ACT Composite
  • 490—540
    SAT Critical Reading
  • 470—510
    SAT Math
  • 480—570
    SAT Writing
  • n/a
    SAT/ACT optional


  • rolling
    Regular application closing date
  • n/a
    Application Fee
  • n/a
    Application Fee (online)
  • n/a
    Fee waiver for applicants with financial need
  • n/a
    Early decision plan
  • rolling
    Early decision application closing date
  • n/a
    Early action plan
  • rolling
    Early action application closing date