Monmouth College is a private, selective, residential, national liberal arts college, offering majors in the natural sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, as well as outstanding academic advising, small, seminar-style classes, varied internship and study abroad opportunities, and summer research experiences to thoughtful, intellectually engaged and ambitious students.

  • Location: Monmouth, Illinois, population 9,091
  • Nearest Cities: Quad Cities—Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline, Ill.; Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa—(45 miles); Peoria (65 miles)
  • Enrollment: 1,000 students from 22 countries
  • Demographics: 50% men, 50% women; 91% live on campus; 35% American minorities and international students
  • Calendar: Semester (two 17-week terms and two 2-week Scots Terms)
  • Areas of Study: 35 majors, 42 minors, 17 pre-professional tracks
  • Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1
  • Average Class Size: 13 (79% of classes have fewer than 20 students)
  • Campus: 112 acres, including a 33-acre nature preserve/athletic park and a 6-acre educational garden
  • Affiliations & Accreditations: Charter member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, a consortium of leading liberal arts colleges; Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.); The Annapolis Group; American Chemical Society; Higher Learning Commission.

A selective, nationally ranked college

Established in 1853 by Scotch-Irish Presbyterian pioneers, Monmouth is a nationally ranked, residential, liberal arts college. The College celebrates its history as an outstanding private college dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education.

Believing that equal educational opportunities should be afforded to all who could benefit, Monmouth's founders ignored popular convention by freely admitting women and students of color. On the Monmouth campus, two of the earliest and best-known fraternities for women, Pi Beta Phi and Kappa Kappa Gamma, were founded. Monmouth has a distinguished military history, counting four Medal of Honor recipients among its alumni. It honors the spirit of its founders through its award-winning bagpipe band, a registered tartan, and the winning athletic tradition of the Fighting Scots.

As a community of learners, Monmouth strives to create and sustain an environment that is value-centered, intellectually challenging, aesthetically inspiring, and culturally diverse. The College integrates a four-year program of general education with in-depth study in the major and a rich array of co-curricular activities in order to foster the discovery of connections among disciplines and of larger patterns of meaning. Through these experiences, Monmouth students explore multiple perspectives on the human condition and prepare themselves for rich personal and professional lives – for leadership, citizenship, and service in a global context.

Through observation and participation, the College seeks to deepen students' understanding and appreciation of the creative tension that exists among the principles of democracy, pluralism, equality, and freedom in this nation and beyond.

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Mission Statement

As an undergraduate liberal arts college, we recognize the close relationship between faculty and students to be fundamental to our learning environment.

As a community of learners, we strive to create and sustain an environment that is value-centered, intellectually challenging, aesthetically inspiring, and culturally diverse, and we hold as central our commitment to liberal arts education and to one another.

We integrate a four-year program of general education with in-depth study in the major and a rich array of co-curricular activities in order to foster the discovery of connections among disciplines and of larger patterns of meaning. Through these experiences, we help our students explore multiple perspectives on the human condition and prepare themselves for rich personal and professional lives—for leadership, citizenship, and service in a global context.

Monmouth College was founded in 1853 by pioneering Presbyterians. As a campus community, we honor that heritage and value religious diversity as we explore the spiritual dimension of human existence and the relationship between faith and knowledge.

As both observers and participants, we seek to deepen our understanding and appreciation of the creative tension that exists among the principles of democracy, pluralism, equality, and freedom in our own nation and beyond.

Statement of Purposes

As an undergraduate liberal arts institution, Monmouth College exists to:

  1. Prepare students for rich personal and professional lives.
  2. Prepare students for positions of leadership, service, and citizenship in a global context.
  3. Promote awareness and exploration of the sometimes contradictory principles which exist in democracy, pluralism, equality, and freedom.
  4. Create and maintain a learning environment which is value-centered, intellectually challenging, aesthetically inspiring, and culturally diverse. This includes:
    1. Providing students with a four-year general education program, in-depth study in the major, and a rich array of co-curricular activities.
    2. Fostering the discovery of connections among disciplines and of larger patterns of meaning.
    3. Promoting an understanding of a value system that is shaped by individual and collective experiences.
  5. Explore the spiritual dimension of human existence and the relationship between faith and knowledge.
  6. Introduce students to multiple perspectives on the human condition and promote self-awareness of global perspectives both through the curriculum and through campus life.
  7. Foster and promote intellectual inquiry and critical analysis through mentoring relationships characterized by individual attention.
  8. Develop creativity and skills in written and oral communication and artistic expression.
  9. Understand the methods of inquiry and expression in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

Programs taught in:
English

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