See what students say:


Millikin University is a “small campus with a big campus vibe” thanks to a department-wide performance learning approach that “gives you firsthand knowledge and experience that is absolutely vital in preparing for your future.” Students can choose from a long list of areas of study, including “excellent music and business programs” along with beloved nursing, theater, and education departments. After doing so, they’ll put into practice “every theory [learned] in class” through internships and other field experience. These hands-on opportunities “allow students to decide quickly if the major they are in is the right fit for them.” As some students put it, “you learn twice as much through trial and error.” Between this and the opportunity to “make connections with future employers well before graduation,” students get a lot of relevant professional experience. As an added bonus, the faculty are “dedicated to the growth and success of each individual student in the class,” creating a supportive environment where you feel “comfortable to ask them for help when needed.”

Student Body

On the whole, Millikin students are “cultured, diverse, and friendly.” Individually, they “come from all walks of life” and hold a “wide range of personalities, majors, and attributes that make them all unique.” Not only does this lead to an “encouraging environment for learning and creating,” it also makes it “very easy to [form] meaningful relationships” because attendees are “extremely open-minded.” As such, “the campus is LGBTQ+ friendly” and “Millikin is a safe place to be whoever you really are.” One student sums it up by saying, “I do not know how we got so many nice people in one place.” Clearly that’s not a complaint, though, and another goes on to state, “I love the different, homey feel I get when I’m here and around friends.”

Campus Life

At Millikin, “most people fill their days with classes and studying, either individually or with a group.” And while many students commute to school, it still seems that many choose to “hang out on campus and become involved.” Because of that, “there is always a bustling energy” around the facilities, and students can be found “gathering at popular locations like the new Commons building.” Additionally, “everyone is generally active with extracurricular activities,” including athletics, clubs, Greek life, or band. As for those athletics, some note that it feels the school’s population “is over half athletes,” which makes attending sporting events and working out quite popular. Additionally, “our theatre and music majors are always dancing and singing throughout campus” and “create lots of events for students to attend at the local pizza shop.” Outside of official organizations, you can still find “tons of things around campus to do, like games, movies, and crafts.” When day turns to night, students enjoy “going out to the downtown area or to the popular local bar,” and on the weekends, “there are parties to choose from nine times out of ten,” according to one student.

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Kyle Taylor
Director of Admission

Office of Admission
1184 West Main Street
Decatur, IL 62522-2084



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
University Commons
ADM-Scovill Hall
Perkinson Music Center
Albert Taylor Theatre
Decatur Indoor Sports Center
Also, Kirkland Fine Arts Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Frank Lloyd Wright home
Abraham Lincoln Historical Sites
Decatur Park District
Avon Theatre
The Blue Connection

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions
Not Available


Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

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Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

Contact Admissions Office

Must be at least a high school senior.


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Decatur Airport, taxis, buses

Driving Instructions to Campus
Traveling east on I-72 from Springfield: Take the first Decatur exit (Decatur/Pana). Proceed into Decatur. Turn right (third stoplight after exiting the interstate) on Oakland Avenue then first right on Main. Traveling south on 51 from Bloomington: Travel south on 51 to route 36. Turn right on Eldorado (36 West). Proceed to Oakland Avenue, turn left. At the next stop light turn right on Main. Traveling west on I-72 from Champaign: Take the 51 south exit. Travel south on 51 to route 36. Turn right (36 west) on Eldorado. Proceed to Oakland Avenue, turn left. At the next stop light turn right on Main. Traveling north on 51: Follow 51 into Decatur. Turn left on Main Street. Millikin is approximately 12 blocks west.


Applicants: 4,512
Acceptance Rate: 61%
Average HS GPA: 3.41



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