Discover Millikin

​What makes a Millikin education stand out? Our students graduate performance-ready because they've been doing the work of their future careers since year one. Millikin students run their own businesses, conduct their own research, and contribute to new musicals. They break ground every day. Make it meaningful, Make it Millikin.


Application Requirements

If you have not taken the SAT/ACT or you think that a standardized test does not showcase your abilities as a student, Millikin is offering an alternate path to admission for Fall 2021. All students will be required to submit an essay with their application, as well as their high school transcript. Students with an unweighted GPA below 3.0 on a 4.0 scale will also be required to submit two letters of recommendation and undergo an admission interview with your Admission Counselor to complete their admission requirement.

Applying with Test Scores

Required Materials:
1.    High School Transcript
2.    Essay
3.    ACT/SAT Test Scores

Applying without Test Scores

Required Materials:
1. High School Transcript
2. Essay

If your unweighted GPA is less than a 3.0 on a 4.0 Scale you must also:
3. Submit Two Letters of Recommendation from:
    a. Guidance Counselor
    b. High School Teacher
4. Interview with Admission Counselor

Do you have questions? Visit the Admissions FAQ page. For more information about important dates and deadlines visit the Admissions & Aid page.

Ready to Take the Next Steps?

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    Send Your Credentials
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    Wait for a Decision
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    Save Your Seat
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    File Your FAFSA
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    Apply for Scholarships
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    Schedule Visit
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    Register for Classes

Apply today through Millikin University's online application.  You can also apply through the Common Application.

Required Forms

Send additional application requirements such as official transcripts. Test scores and recommendation forms are optional for students with a GPA of 3.0 and above. Learn more about programs with additional application requirements on the bottom of the Apply page.

ACT code: 1080SAT code: 1470 

Millikin is interested in more than your grades and test scores. We’ll also look at your extracurricular activities, community service, hobbies, and drive to succeed. We know you’ll bring something special to campus when you Make it Millikin. 

Once you've applied to MU and sent in all of the application requirements, we will begin reviewing your information. The Office of Admission will contact you about whether or not you've been admitted.

If you have questions or for more information call 217.424.6211 or email us with any questions.

Make it Millikin by submitting a $150 advance tuition deposit. The deposit is credited toward your tuition and is refundable until May 1. Make your deposit today through your myVIP page.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only form Millikin requires in order to receive federal, state and institutional need-based funding. Completing the FAFSA determines how much financial assistance you'll have available toward the cost of attendance. You can complete the FAFSA any time after October 1. Millikin's school code is 001724. For more information visit our Cost & Aid page.

We understand the financial hurdles of a quality education, which is why 99% of our students receive financial aid. Apply for scholarships after you’ve been accepted. Most scholarship applications are due Jan. 15. 

Join us for an Individual Visit, Virtual Campus Visit or Online Information Session at Want to explore campus? Take a virtual tour.

Registration Day is your chance to work with faculty advisors to register for your classes, meet fellow classmates, connect with current students and plan for Welcome Week. Welcome Week is MU’s orientation specifically designed for first-year students. 


You Make it Millikin. We'll Make it Affordable.

At Millikin, 99% of students receive some form of financial aid. Our average financial aid package is worth over $15,000, and unlike loans, scholarship and financial aid money don’t need to be paid back!
Need-based aid is awarded based on results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the only financial aid application required by Millikin (Millikin’s school code is 001724).

 Over $20 Million in Scholarships

All students who submit an application and are admitted to Millikin will receive a Merit or Opportunity Scholarship to assist in the cost of tuition. More info on available scholarships and grants can be found on the Scholarships & Grants page.

 Calculate the Cost of Your Education

Millikin provides a Net Price Calculator to help you estimate your eligibility for financial aid. To learn what aid you may receive, visit the Net Price Calculator page.

 Student Financial Services

The Office of Student Financial Services can answer your questions about billing and financial aid.

Millikin Athletics

Big Blue Athletics are a vital part of the Millikin experience - almost 40% of Millikin’s student body participates in athletics. Student-athletes and fans alike enjoy the new Workman Family Baseball Field, the Workman Family Softball Field, the Frank M. Lindsay Field, the Decatur Indoor Sports Center, and the Griswold Physical Education Center, currently undergoing an expansion and renovation. Millikin is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division III and a member of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW).

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All-Conference Athletes

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All-Region Athletes

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All-American Athletes

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CCIW Academic All-Conference

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