Monmouth College

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Monmouth, IL 61462

According to the school, founded in 1853 as a co-educational, residential liberal arts college with a traditional curriculum, Monmouth College emerged in the 20th century as a nationally recognized liberal arts college, praised for the friendliness and beauty of its campus, strong academic programs, commitment to student-faculty collaboration, and outstanding faculty mentoring and advising. The college has earned respect among its peers for the impressive percentage of graduates who attend top graduate and professional schools and form successful careers in science, education, business and the arts. \r\nOver the past several decades the College has made extensive improvements to its physical plant, with the construction of new buildings, including residence halls and an athletic center, a substantially renovated and expanded library, and significant upgrades to campus grounds. Today, the Monmouth campus is acclaimed for its beauty and for facilities that surpass those of most comparable colleges. Further improvements are on the horizon. \r\nIn addition to its intimate, friendly atmosphere and its beautiful campus, Monmouth’s Scottish heritage gives it a unique ambiance. An internationally competitive bagpipe band welcomes new students to campus, participates in commencement ceremonies, and is a featured item at Homecoming and Honors Convocation. \r\nMonmouth’s academic program is built upon the principles of integration of knowledge and engagement in the learning process. The College offers an innovative sequence of courses including the first-year Introduction to the Liberal Arts, the sophomore Global Perspectives, the junior year Reflections, and the senior capstone, Citizenship. Monmouth’s curriculum prepares students to meet the challenges of a complex global society. Concentration in a major is critically important, but the intellectually ambitious student looking toward success in science, law, industry, politics, education or the arts must understand how the disciplines work together, how domains of knowledge intersect. \r\nMonmouth College’s current construction project, the Sciences and Business Academic Building, brings together biology, chemistry, biochemistry, mathematics, computer science, physics, psychology, economics, business and accounting faculty and students for collaborative coursework and research. In today’s world, business and science converge, but most graduates lack the background needed to understand how scientific discoveries move from the research lab to the marketplace. \r\nA complementary characteristic of Monmouth College’s academic program is its emphasis upon each student as an individual and upon ‘engaged learning’ through opportunities for interactions among students, with dedicated professors, and in well-designed co-curricular programs and activities. The college admits strong and intellectually ambitious students, teaches and advises them well, and provides them with opportunities to be challenged and changed by new ideas, new experiences, and new opportunities for intellectual engagement and personal growth.\r\nThe Monmouth curriculum fosters depth of knowledge in a major, breadth of knowledge through the range of the liberal arts curriculum, and a distinctive focus on the integration of knowledge through an interdisciplinary sequence of courses over the four years of the student’s college career. Emphasis on learning beyond the classroom fosters leadership skills, practical know-how, and social responsibility. A dedicated and accomplished faculty provide unparalleled personalized mentoring, and an active alumni community promotes opportunities for internships, personal growth and career success.

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