International Students

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  • Study at Millikin University!

    We believe Millikin is a unique institution and a wonderful place for international students to study. The Millikin family is an accessible learning community, where you can discover and pursue your full potential, personally and professionally. Millikin offers a broad choice of majors and minors, pre-professional programs, and Exploratory Studies, which allows you up to a year to explore and focus your academic and career interests. 

    Our beautiful campus, located in the heart of Illinois, has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Get involved in Campus Life by attending events or joining one of our 90+ student organizations. There are many opportunities to help you develop lifelong friendships and take part in activities in which you can learn more about American culture - both on and off campus.

  • Global Assessment Certificate Program

    Millikin University is proud to be a Pathway University of the Global Assessment Certificate (GAC), the world’s most recognized university preparation program for students with English as a second language. As a GAC Pathway University, Millikin offers transfer credits to GAC students who have successfully completed specific GAC modules. View a list of GAC modules, equivalents and credits earned.

    Quick Facts

    • Founded: 1901
    • Campus Size: 75 acres
    • Student Body: 1,800 students, including approximately 100 graduate students
    • Faculty: 154 full-time, 81% with terminal degrees
    • Careers: 99% of graduates find employment or entered graduate school within six months of graduation.

    Rankings and Accreditations

    • Accreditation: View a list of Millikin's accrediting bodies on the Accreditations page. 
    • Rankings: Millikin University proudly claims several regional and national rankings, including being named One of the Best Colleges in the Midwest by Princeton Review.
    • Performance Learning: Nationally and internationally recognized for Performance Learning, our unique approach to transforming quality education into student success.

    International Students

    • International Community: 56 international students from 28 countries
    • Diverse Student Body: Our international students come from a wide range of countries.

    Afghanistan • Australia • Austria • Belgium • Burundi • Canada • Chile • China • Congo • Denmark • El Salvador • France • India   Ireland • Japan • Mexico • Nepal • Netherlands • Pakistan • Panama • South Korea • Rwanda • Saudi Arabia • Sierra Leone • Spain • Taiwan • Tajikistan • Tunisia • United Kingdom • Venezuela • Vietnam •  Zimbabwe

    Big Blue Athletics

    Men's SportsWomen's SportsIntramurals
    • Baseball JV/Varsity
    • Basketball JV/Varsity
    • Cross Country
    • Football JV/Varsity
    • Golf
    • Soccer JV/Varsity
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track & Field (Indoor)
    • Track & Field (Outdoor)
    • Wrestling


    • Basketball JV/Varsity
    • Cross Country
    • Golf
    • Soccer JV/Varsity
    • Softball JV/Varsity
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track & Field (Indoor)
    • Track & Field (Outdoor)
    • Volleyball JV/Varsity


    • Basketball
    • Dodgeball
    • Flag Football
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball

      Other Sports

    • Cheerleading
    • Dance Team

    About Decatur, Illinois U.S.A.

    • Population: 74,000; Decatur offers an impressive quality of life and access to a variety of entertainment and cultural life.
    • Strong international business climate with high-profile international companies, including Caterpillar Inc. (CAT), Tate & Lyle (TATYY), Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), and Fuyao Glass Industry Group.
    • Easy access to Chicago (3 hours), Saint Louis (2 hours), and Indianapolis (2.5 hours) without paying the high price of living there. The Decatur airport features inexpensive fare to Chicago or St. Louis daily.
    • Millikin is located in a residential neighborhood within walking distance to entertainment and dining options.

    Academic Calendar

    • Fall Semester August-December
    • Spring Semester January-May
    • Summer English Program - July
    • MBA Program August-August

    Housing and Dining

    On-campus housing is guaranteed. All international students are paired with domestic students for housing placements. For more information on Millikin's housing and dining options, click the links below.