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Study at Millikin University

Millikin University is located in Decatur, Illinois, United States. It was established in the year 1901. Students can choose from academic programs in the fields of engineering, accounting, physical therapy, elementary education, and business administration. Millikin University offers various degrees through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Professional Studies
  • Tabor School of Business
Millikin University's athletic teams are known as the Big Blues. The men's teams participate in basketball, baseball, football, cross country, soccer, golf, swimming, and track and field. The women's teams are involved in cross country, basketball, soccer, golf, swimming, track and field, softball, tennis, and volleyball.

Profile of Millikin University

The campus of Millikin University is in Decatur, IL, which is a small city. Its Presbyterian Church (USA) nature is one of the defining aspects of the school. Millikin University is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school include, at the school's highest level, the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Millikin University is known for its programs in music and drama and performing arts.

Millikin University Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 470. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 490 and 650.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Millikin University has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 2, 376 students enrolled (2, 296 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Millikin University has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Millikin University offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin.

Millikin University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management177business administration, business management, marketing, finance, accounting, MIS, entrepreneurship, international business
Education and Teaching110elementary school teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, social science teaching, early childhood education, education courses
Liberal Arts77interdisciplinary studies, creative writing, political science, English, history, Spanish language, sociology, French language, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine50registered nursing
Science41biology, chemistry, physics
Music34music performance, music
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy33sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Drama and Performing Arts32drama, various performing arts
Family and Social Work22social work
Media21communication studies
Fine Arts13fine arts
Therapy and Counselling11psychology, art therapy, experimental psychology
Computer Science and Engineering8computer science
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy
Photography and Commercial Art3commercial art
Art Studies1arts management

Contact: Millikin University

Millikin University

1184 W Main St

Decatur, IL 62522-2084

General Phone: (217) 424-6211


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