Monmouth College
Monmouth, IL, USA

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Monmouth College
3.95 Average Rating

Rebecca from Roscoe, IL

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The class size is normally less than 25, and I even have one class with only 4 other people. It's really close and fun, and makes learning really easy.
Am enjoying being here
I have made so many friends just by getting involved, and when you are involved you find so much to do you normally aren't bored at all.
Bang for the buck
It is still pretty expensive to pay for school, but they do have scholarships to apply for. I suggest applying for as many as you can. I know I got a litttle lazy with my applications, and now I am quite literally paying for it.
Tips for prospective students
Get in touch with a professor or the department head for any majors you are interested in. Most of them will be glad to talk to you about the major. I know I was given contact information for both the art department and psychology department because I was debating which I wanted to major in or if I wanted to double major.
Great for these types of students
Don't mind being in a small town (most of the stores shut down around 8-10)
those who want to be involved
those who want a close relationship with their professors (at least those in your major anyway)
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Lauren from Coal Valley, IL

accepted here and planning to attend soon
5 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
The classes sizes are small so you get more one on one interaction with the teachers.
Will enjoy being here
The people here are great, easy to make friends, but the down side is there is not so much stuff to do in Monmouth, it is kind of small.
Bang for the buck
The school is great and is inexpensive if you get grants and scholarships that you qualify for. Good price for a great education!
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Anna from Seaton, IL

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Monmouth College is one of the most welcoming colleges I know of. There are so many clubs and organizations you can join, and since there's a relatively small student body you can become very close to your classmates quickly. Also, the professors are all very friendly and personable and I've never been afraid to email them and ask them questions about a class.
Tips for prospective students
You definitely shouldn't overlook Monmouth College, like a lot of people do, just because it's a small school. Since it's a private liberal arts college I promise you will get just as good of an education as you would in a larger urban college. In fact you might get a better one since you're able to talk to your professors and get to know them one on one!
Academic Rigor
The workload at Monmouth College is about the same as it is at other colleges, from what I've compared with my friends. Most students take 4 or 5 classes a semester, which is awesome because it allows us to focus on those classes without being overwhelmed. We do get a substantial amount of homework, but if you buckle down and get rid of distractions it's completely doable.
Dorm Life
I absolutely love the dorm life at college! I've become so close to my hall mates and I really feel like we're all a big family already! We do lots of things together, like ice cream night, tie-dye parties and we have a bowling trip planned. It's like a sleepover all the time!
Food and Dining
The food in the caf is actually really delicioius, which I found surprising. There's different options every day so we don't get bored, and there's always healthy/vegetarian foods for those of us who don't really feel like a burger or an enchilada or whatever else they have that particular day.
What to do for fun
There are so many organizations and clubs around campus that you literally have no reason to be bored EVER. We have everything from a Disney Club, to Relay for Life, to a Garden Club. There's something for everyone, and if you want to start a new club it's so easy!
Bang for the buck
I feel like you are definitely getting your money's worth when you come to Monmouth College. You are getting such a broad education that will give you skills that will help you in any future job you choose. But you are also able to focus on your major and specialize in that through courses you choose throughout your 4 years here.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
We have a tradition called Scots Day where the bagpipers for our college run through all the dorm hallways, waking people up with their instruments. It sounds terrible but is actually a ton of fun!
Great for these types of students
Monmouth College is perfect for students who like to get one-on-one time with their instructors and are serious about actually learning the material, not just memorizing it.
Clubs and Activities
There are so many clubs and organizations. There's literally always something going on!
Greek Life
The Greeks on campus are so different from what I expected. I thought they would be like the Hollywood version: snobby and preppy. But everyone is really so nice and welcoming!
Campus Safety
I never really feel insecure while I'm on campus, which says a lot. I'm a girl, and we've been taught since we were young to always be on alert, but I never feel threatened by anyone here.
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Manuel from Chicago, IL

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Monmouth College is the best school I am attending. The reason why is because the other students are very friendly and the campus is small. The professor can actually help you out in one on one with any work I am having trouble with.
Tips for prospective students
Have a open mind.
Academic Rigor
The classes are sometimes hard and usually they are fun!
Dorm Life
The dorms are good and provide everything.
Food and Dining
The food is excellent!
What to do for fun
I go out with my friends and also go the gym.
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Molly from Algonquin, IL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I give Monmouth College a perfect score. The professors are willing to help you in any way they can. Everyone on campus has an amazing attitude.
Tips for prospective students
Monmouth is what college is meant to be. It is an amazing learning environment.
Academic Rigor
Students in class are willing to help and there is a lot of hands on homework and labs. Instead of listening to lecture all day, professors try to get all students involved in class.
Dorm Life
I love dorm life. All the dorm buildings are cleaned almost every day. You also form a bond with your neighbors.
Food and Dining
There are plenty of food options. Monmouth college has the best food options that I have had over all colleges that I have visited.
What to do for fun
There is always something to do on the weekends. Also student life brings in guest entertainment and guest speakers.
Clubs and Activities
Majority of the student body is involvent in a club or an organization.
Campus Safety
There is security constantly walking around campus. Security also offers a driving service if you feel unsafe walking around campus.
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KC from Troy, IL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Monmouth is a prestigious liberal arts college in the MidWest. Many graduates go on to have jobs in competitive and well-paying fields.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure to take a visit, or two - that was how I ultimately fell in love with Monmouth.
Academic Rigor
Classes are touch and challenging. They 100% value liberal arts and it shows through their curriculum.
Dorm Life
You have to opportunity to move up in living as your progress through college. The dorms are generally well kept and provide for a nice atmosphere.
Food and Dining
The cafeteria has a variety of options in buffet style. Times are decent. There are also a number of other places to eat on campus such as a sub shop, chinese, pasta, etc - though it is not generally very healthy, but they are taking measures to ensure that there are healthier options.
What to do for fun
Monmouth is a small rural town surrounded by smaller rural towns but there is not shortage of things to do on and off campus and in surrounding towns such as Galesburg and Macomb.
Bang for the buck
Your money is well spent. You get the college experience and the education is phenomenal.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
We have founders day, Homecoming is usual a big one for alumni and football game attendance.
Clubs and Activities
There are a variety of clubs and activities for any interests at all from Big Brothers Big Sisters, to Anime Club, to clubs for political science students/those interested. No shortage of things to get involved in!
Greek Life
Greek life is prominent. I have many friends in sororities and fraternities. Monmouth College was actually the birthplace of 2 Greek sororities.
Campus Safety
24 hours and very friendly!
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Chikara from Chicago, IL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I love the price.
I love the campus, because it is small and beautiful.
I enjoy my teachers and class-mates.
Tips for prospective students
Visit the campus, If you are a hard working student- Monmouth have scholarships for you.
Academic Rigor
I like my schedule--there are tutors to help you if you need them, they also have all kind of work groups--for support.
Dorm Life
I love the dorm life, we have many dorm buildings to fit any-one's preference.
Food and Dining
Love the food and dining area- they even have an organic menu- for those who eat healthier.
What to do for fun
They have tons of activities, sports, and groups to join.
Bang for the buck
The tuition is high- but they have tons of scholarships. They even have a Bag-Pipe, scholarship.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
They celebrate St Patrick's day- they even have a green Monmouth shirt- among other school colors.
Great for these types of students
All types- that are serious about their education.
Clubs and Activities
Tons.
Greek Life
They have a great selection--that are tops in their community service activities.
Campus Safety
We have our own police-it is a small friendly college.
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Trensfer Student from Galesburg, IL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
monmouth college is an intimate, private liberal arts college with a friendly and knowledgeable faculty. although it is located in a rural town, there are plenty of activities available on and off campus if you are willing to look and get involved. monmouth college is really what college was meant to be.
Tips for prospective students
ask as many questions as possible! don't be afraid to ask and inquire about what matters most to you. it is your future and education and it is up to you to make it all count.
Academic Rigor
the curriculum is challenging but manageable if you stay on top and don't procrastinate.
Dorm Life
i personally have not stayed on campus so cannot give an in depth opinion of the dorm life at monmouth college. i have seen the inside of several dormitories and they seem fairly spacious and kept clean and comfortably livable.
Food and Dining
i don't eat in the cafeteria daily, but they do have quite a variety of food options for most all types of diets. they have started up implementing locally grown, organic produce from the monmouth college educational garden. there is also an einstein brothers cafe locate on campus that has amazing bagels.
What to do for fun
there are tons of campus activities each week on campus. there are also recreational sports, organizations and clubs to join.
Bang for the buck
monmouth college has financial aid for almost anyone wishing to attend. they are willing to help and work with students to ensure continual attendance at monmouth. monmouth college doesn't want the financial aspect of college to be the reason you don't attend.
Clubs and Activities
there are more clubs and activities than i can list on here. there is almost always something happening on campus each weekend. there are organizations for everyone; from sports and fitness clubs to honor societies and academic clubs.
Greek Life
i am not personally associated with any fraternities or sororities on campus. there are several options for anyone considering joining and the organizations seem to have strong ties between members.
Campus Safety
i have never felt unsafe or concerned about my safety on campus. i am not usually on campus at night, but when i have been, i have felt safe.
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Student from Chicago, IL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The teachers are great and you learn a lot.
Am enjoying being here
Monmouth College is truly what college was meant to be.
Bang for the buck
They provide good financial aid.
Tips for prospective students
Join as many clubs as you can and participate in programs.
Great for these types of students
Learners, Intellectual,
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Adam from Chicago, IL

accepted here and planning to attend soon
0 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
An amazing and extrodinarily friendly college. The atmosphere is no-nonsense, and everyone is there to learn. The staff is extremely supportive, and will work miracles for you to attend!
Tips for prospective students
Apply early, and make sure the staff knows you by name. The more you put out, the more you receive.
Academic Rigor
The main mission of Monmouth is Academic excellence. Everything else is a perk, but youre there to learn.
Dorm Life
The Mood is pretty normal, and respectful. No rowdy frat parties, or crazy events of destructiveness.
Food and Dining
The food is fresh, healthy, and for the major eaters, in quanity. The meal plans cater to most students needs.
What to do for fun
The athletics are excellent, theres almost any sport you can think of. The amount of student clubs is extensive, and if you dont find a club you like, you can get permission to make new one!
Greek Life
The Greek life is for those who want a challenging college experience. Theyre geared toward academia and excellence.
Campus Safety
The Campus is very safe, and they even post the official police records on the college web site.
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