Milligan College Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Milligan College

Milligan College is a Christian liberal arts college situated on a 181-acre campus in Northeast Tennessee. The institution has a large selection of 25 undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to choose from. Students are backed by a robust 9 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via many clubs and organizations. The Milligan Buffaloes play in the NAIA Appalachian Athletic Conference for 20 intercollegiate sports.


  • Total Enrollment: 1,225 (829 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male/57% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $34,650
  • Books: $1,300
  • Room and Board: $7,300
  • Other Expenses: $1,702
  • Total Cost: $44,952

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 62%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $22,070
    • Loans: $8,248

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration and Management, General; Communication and Media Studies; Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General; Psychology, General; and Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

Retention and Graduation

  • First-YearStudent Retention (full-time students): 71%
  • Transfer-out Rate: – %
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 63%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 70%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Cycling, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Baseball
  • Women’s Sports: Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Cycling, Dance

Overview of Milligan College Admissions

The school has an acceptance rate of 83%, making it largely accessible. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the application process’s next steps.

Admissions Data                        

  • Milligan College Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 540/650
    • SAT Math: 530/660
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 22/28
    • ACT English: 22/29
    • ACT Math: 22/27

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Milligan College, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Milligan College is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

San Jose State University, California State University Long Beach, Florida Gulf Coast University, University of Texas at San Antonio, Washington State University, Texas State University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Milligan College, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

University of Houston, San Diego State University, University of California, Riverside, University of Arizona, University of Oregon, Florida International University, Colorado State University

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Milligan College. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

University of Connecticut, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Syracuse University, University of Cincinnati, Penn State University Park, United States Military Academy

Applying to Milligan College

Application Deadline: Rolling

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