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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B+
Monmouth is an above-average private university located in West Long Branch, New Jersey in the New York City Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,490 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Monmouth acceptance rate is 77%. Popular majors include Business, Communications, and Education. Graduating 70% of students, Monmouth alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,500.
About Monmouth University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big South Conference
Address
400 Cedar Ave
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
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Monmouth University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
77%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
930-1120
ACT Range
21-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$29,622/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,763/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,593/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,334/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,704/ year
  • $110k+
    $36,043/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.57 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.59 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.58 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,490Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 40 responses
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  • Commuter
    30%
  • Involved
    30%
  • Sociable
    30%
  • I commute so it's hard to meet people
    5%
  • Hard Working
    3%
  • Stuck up
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
81%
Poll
41%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.70 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.84 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Striving for student success and achievement
    30%
  • Expanding
    22%
  • I'm learning and growing in my field. S
    11%
  • Money grab
    11%
  • No diversity
    11%
  • HighSchool continued....in a bad way
    9%
  • Phenomenal
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.41 responses
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Monmouth makes every student feel like an individual, you are not just a number in the classroom. Coming from a small, Catholic high school, this was exactly the type of classroom experience that I wanted. I was nervous that I would not be able to put myself out there academically and socially, but Monmouth makes it very easy to become involved! I have even won a Dean's Excellence award during the Education Department's Scholarship week in the spring! Without Monmouth, I would not have been able to accomplish certain things and I guarentee I would not have accomplished these amazing things at any other college!
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Monmouth University is great for students who want to join Greek life or play a sport. If you don't want to do either of those things, then I suggest you look elsewhere. Unfortunately, if you aren't apart of either of those things then you there will be nothing for you to do. Moreover, the campus is very small and on the campus itself there is not much to do, so you have to look outside of the campus for entertainment or have your car here to have fun. The food is average, but I suppose it's like that at most colleges. I do have to say that the professors here are amazing and that I actually look forward to going to class! I'm going to be transferring for my sophomore year because Monmouth is not for me, it doesn't challenge me as much as I would like it to. With that being said, my time here hasn't been absolutely miserable and if you're looking to play a sport of join Greek life then this is a great college for you.
I transferred and commuted here because Monmouth offered me generous scholarships. I now work in the Los Angeles entertainment industry. This college is what you make of it. I thought Monmouth would be a joke, but was surprised by the level of challenge in the political science and sociology departments in particular. The professors here were great and I still keep in contact with them two years after graduating.
The campus is divided between ditzy rich kids and students who are incredibly intellectual. My only complaints are that Monmouth must take steps to be more selective in admissions, and bring more awareness to the college outside of sports. Monmouth is perfectly positioned to be a research University if it takes the steps.