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We Are Buff Nation

Nationally Recognized Academics

A nationally recognized liberal arts college, Milligan integrates a general core with courses in a focused area so students understand the big picture and are prepared for short and long-term decision making in this fast-changing world. Small classes and one-on-one personal attention from professors provide an excellent education. Through high quality academics and a focused Christian commitment, Milligan will help you engage the world that surrounds you and embark on a journey toward promise and progress. Students come to Milligan for an education and leave to fulfill a calling. Read more »

The Milligan Difference: Real Community

You’ll soon discover what makes Milligan stand out from other colleges‚—it’s a Christian community that is genuine and real. We’re not perfect, but we’re a real place, with real people, all learning and serving a real God. Our students come from all over the country and world, so you’ll find students with interests similar to your own, as well as those of different cultures, backgrounds, and views. It’s a place with fun traditions, great athletic programs, and lots to do. We are also a community where real friendships are made that last a lifetime. That’s the Milligan difference.

A Place Where Faith Matters

Whether it’s teaching, preaching, creating, deciding, solving, inventing, or writing, God has a vision for your life. And Milligan wants to help you discover and develop that calling. We believe real leadership is about service. That’s why everything we do at Milligan—in the classroom, residence hall, or athletic field—is designed to encourage you to reflect on what it means to be a servant-leader. We know you long to use the unique ways God has created you to make a real difference.

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Visit Milligan

Welcome! Located in the Tri-Cities Region of Northeast Tennessee near I-81 and I-26, Milligan College is a thriving Christian liberal arts college offering a top-notch education. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs. We prepare students to think critically, communicate clearly, and meet challenges with integrity and character — all to serve God and humanity. Come visit Milligan and experience all that it has to offer.

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Buff Days

Throughout the year we offer special open house days that we like to call “Buff Days.” Enjoy an opportunity to experience life as a Milligan student for a day. You can eat in the cafeteria, talk to professors and current students, and sit in on classes. Sometimes we offer special sessions for parents and students about financial aid, the admissions process, and more!

Check out the Buff Days schedule »

A campus visit is an experience for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you’re a senior in high school, an underclassman, or a potential transfer or graduate student, we are ready to tailor a visit to Milligan that is certain to meet your needs.

Individual Visit

The Office of Admissions hosts students and families on most weekdays. We do not schedule visits during our Open House days. Your visit is personalized for you and may include any of the following:

  • Meet with an admissions counselor
  • Get a tour of campus
  • Talk face-to-face with professors, financial aid staff, and athletic coaches
  • Visit an actual class
  • Have lunch in our beautiful dining center
  • Attend a chapel service (most Thursdays)
  • Spend a night in a residence hall
  • Inquire about other arrangements to meet your individual needs

We are happy to schedule visits during breaks, but class visits, meetings with professors and coaches, meals in the dining center, and residence hall stays may not be possible.

SCHEDULE An Individual ViSIT »

Group Visit

Milligan welcomes group visits from churches and other organizations. If you have juniors or seniors in high school who would like to meet with a certain professor or coach, please let us know when you call so we can make the appointments ahead of time. Here are some other guidelines to use while planning your visit:

  1. Milligan will provide housing in the residence halls for one night at no charge. Longer stays are discouraged.
  2. Each person in your group will be provided a meal pass good for one complimentary meal. Other meals are the responsibility of the individuals.
  3. The Office of Admissions strongly discourages young children, pre-teens, and adults from being housed in the residence halls. Special arrangements should be made to avoid this situation. See our list of local accommodations.
  4. All groups visiting the campus are required to arrive before 10 p.m.
  5. Room and board are not available during final exam weeks, during breaks, or during the summer.

Schedule a Group Visit »

Upcoming Admission Events

June 12, 2015 - June 13, 2015 | Connections: New Student Orientation

Make plans to join us for Connections: New Student Orientation, which prepares new students and parents for a smooth and easy transition to college life. You’re welcome to attend Connections even if you haven’t quite reached the point of making a final decision to attend Milligan.

Connections: New Student OrientationCongratulations on your admission to Milligan!

Make plans to join us for Connections: New Student Orientation, which prepares new students and parents for a smooth and easy transition to college life.

Choose either April 10-11 OR June 12-13.

  • Build friendships with other new students.
  • Meet your faculty mentor.
  • Select courses for the Fall semester and leave with a schedule in hand.
  • Have your student ID made.
  • Address your family’s questions during student and parent sessions or 1:1 talks.
  • Become familiar with Milligan’s campus on a student-led campus tour.

You’re welcome to attend Connections even if you haven’t quite reached the point of making a final decision to attend Milligan. Your Admissions Counselor is ready to assist you with any questions you might have. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Milligan!

Register for Connections today!

REGISTER FOR CONNECTIONS TODAY! »

July 12, 2015 - July 15, 2015 | Be a Buff Summer Sports Camps

Athletes like yourself are encouraged to spend 4 days at Milligan’s beautiful campus developing your skills, meeting other athletes, and growing deeper as a Christian athlete.

Summer Sports Camps: July 12-15, 2015

  • Would your friends and family call you a sports enthusiast?
  • Do you spend every spare moment you have on the basketball court?
  • Perfecting your tennis serve?
  • Are you always in the pool shaving time off your best event?
  • Always working on new cheers, tumbling or choreography?

If you answered “yes” to one of these questions, then you are invited to attend Be a Buff Summer Sports Camp at Milligan!

Athletes like yourself are encouraged to spend 4 days at Milligan’s beautiful campus developing your skills, meeting other athletes, and growing deeper as a Christian athlete.

These programs include hands-on coaching and interactions with current athletes from the Swimming team, Cheer & Dance team, Tennis team and Men’s Basketball team.  Each day will include a time of devotion, time for worship, a message from a Christian speaker, and plenty of games and good food.

July 12, 2015 - July 17, 2015 | Be a Buff Summer Arts Camps

Talented students like you get to spend a week at Milligan's beautiful campus developing knowledge and skills in the areas of digital media, music or theatre. While you are here, you will learn from Milligan faculty and students who will help you enhance your creative skills. They can even help you develop a portfolio for your college applications and resumes, as well as teach you about careers in your field.

Summer Arts Camps: July 12-17, 2015

Do you like taking photos or designing artwork on your computer? Is singing or playing an instrument one of your many hobbies? Do you like to perform in plays or work behind the scenes?

Then attend Be a Buff Summer Arts Camp at Milligan!

Talented students like you get to spend a week at Milligan’s beautiful campus developing knowledge and skills in the areas of digital media, music or theatre. While you are here, you will learn from Milligan faculty and students who will help you enhance your creative skills. They can even help you develop a portfolio for your college applications and resumes, as well as teach you about careers in your field.

The week-long program includes hands-on workshops and lessons, evening activities, and fun outings to local sights.

On Friday, after a week of fun and hard work, you will have the opportunity to participate in a performance or gallery to show friends and family what you have learned during the week.

Forms & Publications

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Application for Admission Online Download a PDF
Church Reference Online  Download a PDF
School Reference Online Download a PDF
Financial Aid Online
Transcript Request Download a PDF
Readmission Application  Download a PDF
Special Admission Application  Download a PDF
Enrollment Confirmation & Housing Information Online Download a PDF
Enrollment Deposit Payment Online
Health & Immunization Record  Download a PDF
FERPA – Authorization to release information from my education records  Download a PDF

Publications

Viewbook  Download a PDF
Search Piece  Download a PDF
Financial Aid Brochure  Download a PDF
Fast Facts  Download a PDF