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Monmouth College

Monmouth College, located an hour from Peoria in Monmouth, IL, is a small liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian church. Monmouth boasts a bagpipe band, and has knack for producing business leaders. Presidents of Ford, Penzoil, and MTV, among others, were all educated here.

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions

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Monmouth College, located an hour from Peoria in Monmouth, IL, is a small liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian church. Monmouth boasts a bagpipe band, and has knack for producing business leaders. Presidents of Ford, Penzoil, and MTV, among others, were all educated here.

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To keep pace requires new ways of thinking, new ways of acting.

At Monmouth College, we’re preparing students to succeed in this ever-evolving future. We’re teaching them to think more deeply, more creatively. We’re engaging them to be more collaborative – in the classroom, in research, in internships, and in leadership. Employing innovative instruction and the most advanced facilities, we’re preparing graduates who will be able to learn, adapt, and thrive, no matter what the future holds.

They will think anew. They will act anew. They will lead in a new, dynamic world.

This is a whole education – all about you. More intentional, more purposeful, our developmental process at Monmouth starts with a simple question: What are you interested in? Once we help you identify your passions and goals, we then outline options, and a plan, to help you achieve them. We’ll explore the right mix of a major, minor, research opportunity, campus leadership position, professional internship, semester abroad, community service, student ministry, part-time employment, and more.

Classroom knowledge is just one part of a Monmouth education. This is an education that goes further. And as a result, you will, too.

Mission Statement

As an undergraduate liberal arts college we recognize the close relationship of faculty and students to be fundamental to our learning environment. As a community of learners we strive to create and sustain an environment that is value-centered, intellectually challenging, aesthetically inspiring, and culturally diverse; and we hold as central our commitment to liberal arts education and to one another. We integrate a four-year program of general education with in-depth study in the major and a rich array of co-curricular activities in order to foster the discovery of connections among disciplines and of larger patterns of meaning. Through these experiences, we help our students explore multiple perspectives on the human condition and prepare themselves for rich personal and professional lives—for leadership, citizenship, and service in a global context. Monmouth College was founded in 1853 by pioneering Presbyterians. As a campus community we honor that heritage and value religious diversity as we explore the spiritual dimension of human existence and the relationship between faith and knowledge. As both observers and participants we seek to deepen our understanding and appreciation of the creative tension that exists among the principles of democracy, pluralism, equality, and freedom in our own nation and beyond.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 1,255
Gender 45% Male / 55% Female
Geography 93% In State / 7% Out of State / 0% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 52% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 71%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 0%
International 0%
Hispanic/Latino 9%
Ethnicity Unknown 4%
Black or African American 13%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Greek Life 24% of male undergrads participate in Greek life
25% of female undergrads participate in Greek life

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Enrollment deposit : $200.00. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

93% of students live on-campus.

97% of freshman live on-campus.

24% of male students live in fraternities.

25% of female students live in sororities.

  • Apartment
  • Coed Dorms
  • Fraternity/Sorority Housing
  • Housing Offered
  • Meal Plan
  • Men's Dorms
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Special Housing for International Students
  • Theme Housing
  • Women's Dorms

Activities

Student Publications: The Courier Coil (Creative Arts Magazine) Monmouth College Magazine (for Alumni) MCTV (student television station) MCTV YouTube Channel (student television) WMCR (student radio station) Monmouth College Youtube Channel

  • Honor Society
  • Dance
  • Dance Team
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cheerleading
  • Diving
  • Fitness
  • Football
  • General Fitness
  • Golf
  • Indoor Track
  • Lacrosse
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field and Cross Country
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Winter Track and Field
  • Yoga
  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Student Government
  • Literary Magazine
  • Academic Journal
  • Radio Station
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Acapella
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Musical Theater
  • Music Ensembles
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Anime - Japanese Animation Club
  • Black Awareness Club
  • Food Preservation
  • Fraternities
  • Sororities
  • Drama/Theater
  • Student-Run Film Society
  • Campus Ministries
  • Christian Fellowship Club
  • Community Service
  • Peer Mentoring and Support
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Debate
  • Mock Trial

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center tutoring writing center study skills assistance pre-admission summer program remedial instruction
  • Campus Wide Network: housing wired for access to campus-wide network housing wired for high speed internet connections student web hosting available wireless network available in all buildings
  • Career And Alumni Services: Extensive career counseling and job search center Personality testing Aptitude testing Networking opportunities and introductions Resume services Job search guidance and assistance Change of major counseling Career assessments Interview preparation
  • Computer Services: dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections student web hosting available wireless network available computer support center computer labs massively parallel computer laboratory networking laboratory desk side and laptop computers available for student use
  • Counseling Services: alcohol/substance abuse counseling career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling health services minority students services personal counseling placement services for graduates economically disadvantaged students services women's services chaplain/spiritual director veteran's counselor
  • Facilities: prairie-habitat biology field station, educational garden, nature preserve, virgin prairie plots, greenhouse, market farm, freshwater pond for field research on amphibians and reptiles, art and antiquities collection, u.s. first ladies letter collection, native american artifacts collection and lab, federal government documents repository, cadaver lab, atomic physics lab, 3-D printer lab, analytical chemistry lab, physical chemistry lab, astronomical observatory, computer laboratories, climbing wall, dance studio
  • Hospital: Services available about one mile from campus
  • International Student Support Groups: Support group Social group Dedicated housing Host family program Summer housing Summer storage Christmas holiday housing
  • Libraries: Hewes Library 500,000 items catalogued Extensive online services Daytime, evening, and weekend hours
  • Minority Support Groups: Support group Social group Dedicated facility Minority clubs
  • Peer Tutoring Programs: Peer tutors Peer mentors Tutoring center Writing center Dedicated facilities
  • Research Facilities: prairie-habitat biology field station, educational garden, nature preserve, virgin prairie plots, greenhouse, market farm, freshwater pond for field research on amphibians and reptiles, art and antiquities collection, u.s. first ladies letter collection, native american artifacts collection and lab, federal government documents repository, cadaver lab, atomic physics lab, 3-D printer lab, analytical chemistry lab, physical chemistry lab, astronomical observatory, computer laboratories
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility services and/or facilities for hearing impaired services and/or facilities for visually impaired services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): double major honors program independent study internships student-designed major teacher certification english as a second language (esl) visiting/exchange student program off-campus study programs
  • Study Abroad: 70 locations worldwide Oak Ridge National Laboratory Florence London Newberry Library Chicago Jordan China Japan Semester study Two-week study
  • Transfer In Services: one-on-one counseling
  • Women Support Groups: Support groups Women's Studies minor Programming

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Business Administration and Management (16%), Speech Communication and Rhetoric (9%), Physical Education Teaching and Coaching (8%), Psychology (7%), Elementary Education and Teaching (7%), History (5%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the Greek language and literature from its origins through the fall of the Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Empire, as a secular and/or theological subject. Includes instruction in philology, Attic and Hellenistic dialects, Koine (Biblical) Greek, and Medieval or Byzantine Greek.

Job Opportunities:

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Interpreters and Translators
Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.

A general program that focuses on the introductory study and appreciation of the visual arts. Includes instruction in art, photography, and other visual communications media.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.
Craft Artists
Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Photographers
Photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects, using digital or film cameras and equipment. May develop negatives or use computer software to produce finished images and prints. Includes scientific photographers, aerial photographers, and photojournalists.

A program that focuses on the Christian and/or Jewish Bible and related literature, with an emphasis on understanding and interpreting the theological, doctrinal, and ethical messages contained therein. May include preparation for applying these studies in various religious vocations.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

Job Opportunities:

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that focuses on the French language and related dialects and creoles. Includes instruction in philology; Metropolitan French; Canadian French; African and Caribbean Creoles; dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

Job Opportunities:

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.
Interpreters and Translators
Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.

A program that focuses on the general study and interpretation of the past, including the gathering, recording, synthesizing and criticizing of evidence and theories about past events. Includes instruction in historiography; historical research methods; studies of specific periods, issues and cultures; and applications to areas such as historic preservation, public policy, and records administration.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Historians
Research, analyze, record, and interpret the past as recorded in sources, such as government and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.
History Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in human history and historiography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that focuses on the Latin language and literature from its origins through its decline and its current ecclesiastical usage, as a secular and/or theological subject. Includes instruction in philology, related Italic dialects, Late Roman and Medieval Latin, and modern Church Latin.

Job Opportunities:

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.
Interpreters and Translators
Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

A general program that focuses on the introductory study and appreciation of music and the performing arts. Includes instruction in music, dance, and other performing arts media.

Job Opportunities:

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.
Musicians and Singers
Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

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Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the humanistic and scientific study of rhetoric, composition, literacy, and language/linguistic theories and their practical and pedagogical applications. Includes instruction in historical and contemporary rhetoric/composition theories; composition and criticism of written, visual, and mixed-media texts; analysis of literacy practices in cultural and cross-cultural contexts; and writing program administration.

Job Opportunities:

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.
Editors
Plan, coordinate, or edit content of material for publication. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication. Includes technical editors.
Writers and Authors
Originate and prepare written material, such as scripts, stories, advertisements, and other material.

A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

Job Opportunities:

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.
Interpreters and Translators
Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.

A program that prepares individuals to apply business management principles to the management of theatres and production corporations. Includes instruction in theatrical production, theatre design and planning, fund-raising and promotion, investment strategies, human resources management, theatre operations management, marketing, public relations, financial management and insurance, and applicable laws and regulations.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Producers and Directors
Produce or direct stage, television, radio, video, or motion picture productions for entertainment, information, or instruction. Responsible for creative decisions, such as interpretation of script, choice of actors or guests, set design, sound, special effects, and choreography.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.

Job Opportunities:

Accountants and Auditors
Examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records to prepare financial statements, give advice, or audit and evaluate statements prepared by others. Install or advise on systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data.
Budget Analysts
Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports.
Credit Analysts
Analyze credit data and financial statements of individuals or firms to determine the degree of risk involved in extending credit or lending money. Prepare reports with credit information for use in decision making.
Financial Examiners
Enforce or ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing financial and securities institutions and financial and real estate transactions. May examine, verify, or authenticate records.
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
Determine tax liability or collect taxes from individuals or business firms according to prescribed laws and regulations.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that prepares individuals to manage international businesses and/or business operations. Includes instruction in the principles and processes of export sales, trade controls, foreign operations and related problems, monetary issues, international business policy, and applications to doing business in specific countries and markets.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the elementary grades, which may include kindergarten through grade eight, depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all elementary education subject matter.

Job Opportunities:

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

A program that prepares individuals to teach physical education programs and/or to coach sports at various educational levels.

Job Opportunities:

Education Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to recreation, leisure, and fitness studies, including exercise physiology and facilities management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.
Coaches and Scouts
Instruct or coach groups or individuals in the fundamentals of sports. Demonstrate techniques and methods of participation. May evaluate athletes' strengths and weaknesses as possible recruits or to improve the athletes' technique to prepare them for competition. Those required to hold teaching degrees should be reported in the appropriate teaching category.
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities. Demonstrate techniques and form, observe participants, and explain to them corrective measures necessary to improve their skills.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on biological and psychological linkages, especially the linkages between biochemical and biophysical activity and the functioning of the central nervous system.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

A program that focuses on global and international issues from the perspective of the social sciences, social services, and related fields.

Job Opportunities:

Political Scientists
Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the scientific study of the chemistry of living systems, their fundamental chemical substances and reactions, and their chemical pathways and information transfer systems, with particular reference to carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids. Includes instruction in bio-organic chemistry, protein chemistry, bioanalytical chemistry, bioseparations, regulatory biochemistry, enzymology, hormonal chemistry, calorimetry, and research methods and equipment operation.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Biochemists and Biophysicists
Study the chemical composition or physical principles of living cells and organisms, their electrical and mechanical energy, and related phenomena. May conduct research to further understanding of the complex chemical combinations and reactions involved in metabolism, reproduction, growth, and heredity. May determine the effects of foods, drugs, serums, hormones, and other substances on tissues and vital processes of living organisms.
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
Conduct research dealing with the understanding of human diseases and the improvement of human health. Engage in clinical investigation, research and development, or other related activities. Includes physicians, dentists, public health specialists, pharmacologists, and medical pathologists who primarily conduct research.
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Biological Scientists, All Other
All biological scientists not listed separately.
Life Scientists, All Other
All life scientists not listed separately.
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Chemists
Conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or experiments in laboratories for quality or process control or to develop new products or knowledge.
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

Job Opportunities:

Computer and Information Systems Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.
Computer and Information Research Scientists
Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.
Information Security Analysts
Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.
Computer Programmers
Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.
Software Developers, Applications
Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.
Software Developers, Systems Software
Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. May design embedded systems software. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.
Web Developers
Design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate Web sites with other computer applications. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content.
Computer Network Support Specialists
Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.
Computer Occupations, All Other
All computer occupations not listed separately.
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the application of biological, chemical, and physical principles to the study of the physical environment and the solution of environmental problems, including subjects such as abating or controlling environmental pollution and degradation; the interaction between human society and the natural environment; and natural resources management. Includes instruction in biology, chemistry, physics, geosciences, climatology, statistics, and mathematical modeling.

Job Opportunities:

Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health
Conduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. Using knowledge of various scientific disciplines, may collect, synthesize, study, report, and recommend action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources.
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in environmental science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Mathematicians
Conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods.
Statisticians
Develop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as bio-statistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians.
Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other
All mathematical scientists not listed separately.
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Physicists
Conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories.
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the laws of matter and energy. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Economists
Conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy. May collect and process economic and statistical data using sampling techniques and econometric methods.
Survey Researchers
Plan, develop, or conduct surveys. May analyze and interpret the meaning of survey data, determine survey objectives, or suggest or test question wording. Includes social scientists who primarily design questionnaires or supervise survey teams.
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in economics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Political Scientists
Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.
Psychologists, All Other
All psychologists not listed separately.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the theories and methods for managing the media image of a business, organization, or individual and the communication process with stakeholders, constituencies, audiences, and the general public; and that prepares individuals to function as public relations assistants, technicians, and managers. Includes instruction in public relations theory; related principles of advertising, marketing, and journalism; message/image design; image management; special event management; media relations; community relations; public affairs; and internal communications.

Job Opportunities:

Advertising and Promotions Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate advertising policies and programs or produce collateral materials, such as posters, contests, coupons, or give-aways, to create extra interest in the purchase of a product or service for a department, an entire organization, or on an account basis.
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities designed to create or maintain a favorable public image or raise issue awareness for their organization or client; or if engaged in fundraising, plan, direct, or coordinate activities to solicit and maintain funds for special projects or nonprofit organizations.
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Public Relations Specialists
Engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media.

A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Sociologists
Study human society and social behavior by examining the groups and social institutions that people form, as well as various social, religious, political, and business organizations. May study the behavior and interaction of groups, trace their origin and growth, and analyze the influence of group activities on individual members.
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in sociology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the scientific, humanistic, and critical study of human communication in a variety of formats, media, and contexts. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of interpersonal, group, organizational, professional, and intercultural communication; speaking and listening; verbal and nonverbal interaction; rhetorical theory and criticism; performance studies; argumentation and persuasion; technologically mediated communication; popular culture; and various contextual applications.

Job Opportunities:

Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Radio and Television Announcers
Speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio or television. May announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests.
Public Address System and Other Announcers
Make announcements over public address system at sporting or other public events. May act as master of ceremonies or disc jockey at weddings, parties, clubs, or other gathering places.
Public Relations Specialists
Engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media.
Writers and Authors
Originate and prepare written material, such as scripts, stories, advertisements, and other material.

Administration & Faculty

President Clarence R. Wyatt
VP for Enrollment Management Trent Gilbert
Athletic Director Roger Haynes
Accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Full-time Faculty 87
Student : Faculty Ratio 13 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 56 : 43
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 54
Tenure Track Faculty 27
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 18
International Faculty 3

AP Test Credit Information

Test Name Minimum Score Equivalent Course (s) Credits
AP Art History 3.0 ARTD114 2.0
AP Biology 3.0 General credit 1.0
AP Biology 4.0 BIOL 150 1.0
AP Calculus AB 3.0 MATH 151 1.0
AP Calculus BC 3.0 MATH 151 and MATH 152 2.0
AP Chemistry 3.0 General credit 1.0
AP Chemistry 4.0 CHEM 100 or CHEM 140 1.0
AP Comparative Government and Politics 3.0 POLS 200 1.0
AP Computer Science A 3.0 COMP 161 1.0
AP English Language and Composition 3.0 100 level English credit 1.0
AP English Language and Composition 4.0 ENGL 110 1.0
AP English Literature and Composition 3.0 100 level English credit 1.0
AP English Literature and Composition 4.0 ENGL 110 1.0
AP Environmental Science 3.0 100 level elective credit 1.0
AP Environmental Science 4.0 ENVI 103 1.0
AP European History 3.0 HIST 270 0.5
AP European History 5.0 HIST 270 1.0
AP French Language and Culture 3.0 FREN 102 1.0
AP French Language and Culture 4.0 FREN 210, FREN 220 and/or FREN 315 as determined by the department chair 1.0
AP German Language and Culture 3.0 GERM 102 1.0
AP Human Geography 3.0 100 level elective credit 1.0
AP Latin 3.0 LATN 210 (Latin Lit. 0.5) and LATN 200 (Directed Readings 0.5) 1.0
AP Macroeconomics 3.0 100 level Economics (if both Macro and Micro scores are 3 or better, then it will equate to Econ 200) 1.0
AP Microeconomics 3.0 100 level Economics (if both Macro and Micro scores are 3 or better, then it will equate to Econ 200) 1.0
AP Music Theory 3.0 MUSI 121 1.0
AP Music Theory 4.0 MUSI 121 and MUSI 122 2.0
AP Physics B 3.0 General credit 1.0
AP Physics B 4.0 Consult with Physics department for placement 1.0
AP Physics C 4.0 Consult with Physics department for placement 1.0
AP Psychology 3.0 PSYC 101EQ (Taking PSYC 101 at Monmouth College will replace this credit) 1.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 3.0 SPAN 102 1.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 4.0 SPAN 201/202 1.0
AP Spanish Literature and Culture 3.0 SPAN 102 1.0
AP Spanish Literature and Culture 4.0 SPAN 310 1.0
AP Statistics 3.0 MATH 106 1.0
AP Statistics 4.0 MATH 106 or MATH 207 1.0
AP Studio Art: 2-D Design 3.0 ARTD 111 1.0
AP Studio Art: Drawing 3.0 ARTD 215 1.0
AP United States Government and Politics 3.0 POLS 103 1.0
AP United States History 3.0 HIST 270 0.5
AP United States History 5.0 HIST 270 1.0
AP World History 3.0 HIST 270 0.5
AP World History 5.0 HIST 270 1.0

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (309) 457-2131
Email
  [email protected]

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 46/100
46
Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 64.3% accepted of 2,973 applications

72% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
37% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
13% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite20 - 25
English20 - 24
Math19 - 25
 
SATMath470 - 510
Reading490 - 540
Writing480 - 570

Admission Considerations

Important: Class Rank, Extracurricular Activities, Talent Ability, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Character Personal Qualities

Also Considered: Writing Sample, Interview, Recommendations, Volunteer Work, Work Experience, TOEFL, English proficiency tests, Alumni Relation, Application Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Standardized Test Scores

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
Academic Electives 0 2
History 1 2
English 4 0
Math 2 4
Science 2 3
Science Lab 1 2
Social Studies 1 0
Foreign Language 1 2
Visual Performing Arts 0 2

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT SAT Subject Tests

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $16,537 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $11,179
$30K-$48K $12,398
$48K-$75K $15,829
$75K-$110K $21,516
$110K+ $24,204

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $31,500, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $31,500 Same as On-Campus
Housing $7,600 $5,500
Books $1,200 $1,200
Total (before financial aid) $40,300 $38,200

Students Receiving Aid

100% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 83% $6,023
Federal Scholarships/Grants 52% $4,666
Institutional Grants 100% $19,113
Other Federal Grants 52% $373
Other Loans 6% $9,251
Pell Grants 52% $4,293
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 57% $4,407
Student Loans 84% $6,599

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.monmouthcollege.edu/admissions/financialaid.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.monmouthcollege.edu/admissions/financialaid/calculator.aspx.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

56% of students graduated on time.

58% of students graduated in six years.

76% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Salaries

The typical (median) early career salary of Monmouth College graduates is $38,900, according to Payscale.

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Monmouth College include:

  • Reid K. Beveridge, 1964 - Brigadier General (ret.), National Guard of the United States; functionary, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A); journalist
  • Robert Hendricks Brink, 1968 - Representative, Virginia House of Delegates; attorney
  • Robert Hugo Dunlap, 1942 - Major in the United States Marine Corps; Medal of Honor recipient
  • Dean E. Fischer, 1958 - Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs; spokesman for the United States Department of State; United States journalist with Time magazine
  • Roger J. Fritz, 1950 - Management consultant; columnist; international speaker; author of 63 management development and motivational books; 17th president of Willamette University in Oregon
  • Ann Garry, 1965 - Founding director, Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities and chair of the Department of Philosophy at California State University, Los Angeles; Humphrey Chair of Feminist Philosophy at the University of Waterloo; Fulbright lecturer at the University of Tokyo and at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
  • Philip G. Killey, 1963 - United States Air Force Major General (ret.); Adjutant General, South Dakota National Guard; Director, Air National Guard; Commander, First Air Force
  • Danielle Nierenberg, 1995 - Activist; author; journalist; co-founder and president of Food Tank: The Food Think Tank
  • James L. Pate, 1963 - Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Pennzoil-Quaker State Company; Assistant Secretary of Commerce and spokesman for U.S. President Gerald R. Ford; Chairman of Board, Devon Energy Corporation; chief economist, B.F. Goodrich Company
  • Harold "Red" Poling, 1949 - Chairman and CEO, Ford Motor Company
  • Robert William Porter, 1949 - United States chief federal judge; attorney; mayor of Richardson, Texas
  • Kennedy J. Reed, 1967 - Theoretical physicist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); founder of the National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC); Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring; Fellow, American Physical Society; Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science; chair, International Union of Pure and Applied Physics Commission on Physics for Development
  • Chad Simpson, 1998 - Micro Award-winning short and flash fiction author; Teresa A. White Award, Quiddity International Literary Journal
  • James Stockdale, 1946 - Vice Admiral, US Navy; U.S. Vice-Presidential candidate; Medal of Honor recipient; President, Naval War College
  • Joe Tait, 1959 - Longtime radio voice, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Alex Tanney, 2011 - National Football League quarterback
  • David Turnbull, 1936 - Chemist, made seminal contribution to solidification theory and glass formation; elected to the National Academy of Sciences; Fellow, of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, awarded the Japan Prize; awarded the Franklin Medal
  • Helen Wagner, 1938 - Actress and star of the television series As the World Turns; 2004 Lifetime Achievement award, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Top Employers

  • Accenture
  • Bank of America
  • Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Deere and Company
  • Monsanto
  • State Farm
  • U.S. Army
  • Well Fargo

Athletics

Athletics

Monmouth College participates in the NCAA Division III for college athletics.

Sport Contact
Track and Field and Cross Country Roger Haynes (Get recruited )
Football Steve Bell (Get recruited )
Golf Dave Ragone (Get recruited )
Basketball Todd Skrivseth (Get recruited )
Tennis Chad BRAUN (Get recruited )
Baseball Roger Sander (Get recruited )
Soccer Kooten Johnson (Get recruited )
Water Polo Jeff Dunn (Get recruited )
Lacrosse Jerry Dohn (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Track and Field and Cross Country Roger Haynes (Get recruited )
Basketball Melissa Bittner (Get recruited )
Volleyball Kari Shimmin (Get recruited )
Softball John Goddard (Get recruited )
Tennis Kim Wegner (Get recruited )
Golf Molly McNamara (Get recruited )
Soccer Barry McNamara (Get recruited )

Rankings

Forbes

#554 America's Top Colleges

PayScale

#490 Starting Median Salary Rankings

Social Mobility Index

#364 Social Mobility Index

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Colleges (Midwestern)

U.S. News & World Report

#165 National Liberal Arts
#197 National Liberal Arts Colleges High School Counselor Rankings

Washington Monthly

#41 Liberal Arts Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#79 Liberal Arts Colleges - ROTC Rank
#80 Liberal Arts Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#80 Liberal Arts Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#118 Liberal Arts Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#126 Best Bang for Buck Colleges - Overall Rank
#132 Liberal Arts Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#138 Liberal Arts Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#183 Liberal Arts Colleges - Overall Rank
#186 Liberal Arts Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD Rank
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