At Millikin University, we take a unique approach to preparing students for successful careers. Performance Learning involves giving our students real-world experience beyond textbooks and lectures, and helping them start their careers before graduation. Their classrooms are recording studios, student-run coffee shops, research labs, and more. They graduate ready to achieve their dreams-and 97% of alumni secure a job or start graduate or professional school within six months of graduation.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Cybersecurity

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


First-year students are students who are currently attending high school or who have graduated high school but have not taken any college courses after high school. First-year students should submit the application and include transcripts. ACT or SAT test scores are encouraged, but not required. Recommendations are also welcomed, and in some cases, will be required.


Transfer Students make up nearly 20% of the Millikin student body. Students who have taken any college courses after graduating from high school are considered transfer students and should complete a transfer application for admission. Be sure to have official transcripts from EVERY college attended sent to Millikin.

Additional Information

Millikin graduates leave our campus ready to compete, prepared to lead, and postured for success. Our Performance Learning experiences, internships and study abroad opportunities, our approach to experiential learning outside the classroom, our committed faculty and connected alumni networks all result in solid outcomes for every Millikin student, whatever their pursuit.

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Millikin's Campus Visit Days provide students and families the chance to experience the Millikin difference! You’ll tour our vibrant campus, attend sessions on our academic and athletic programs, meet faculty and students, and learn more about our financial aid programs. Can’t attend? No problem! We’ll customize an individual visit just for you. RSVP today at

"My Millikin experience has changed me for the better. I’m wiser. I have more confidence. I’m a leader. And, I’m more passionate than ever. I look at college as an opportunity to grow into a better person, and that’s what I’ve done since I’ve arrived at Millikin. I will continue to grow and spread my leadership throughout my city, my institution, and the world.”

Kei’Von Evans, Health, Fitness & Recreation Major, 2020
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School location

1184 West Main Street
Decatur, IL 62522, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 373-7733