B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Montclair State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New Jersey Athletic Conference
Address
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043

Montclair State University Rankings

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

Admissions

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Montclair State University

Cost

Net Price
$14,798/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,470/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,953/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,772/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,339/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,305/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.192 responses
46%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.189 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.190 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
21,000Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 113 responses
Report
  • Commuter
    27%
  • Hardworking
    26%
  • Average.
    22%
  • Hardworking, commuter
    20%
  • Something
    3%
  • Attentive
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.211 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.243 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 129 responses
Report
  • It's all here
    30%
  • Beautiful
    16%
  • Commuter
    12%
  • Perfect in certain ways, generally on the rise
    9%
  • Small, hilly, convenient, pretty, harsh weather
    9%
  • Convenient
    8%
  • Stairs
    5%

After Montclair State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.130 responses
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Montclair State University Reviews

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Being an accounting major, I hardly ever need to leave the school of business (it's practically my second home). The four years of undergrad are pretty much planned out for me, I have little room to mess up on classes and not much time to branch out (in terms of taking classes just for pure interest rather than fulfilling a requirement). Most of my professors have been great, but if you're an accounting student stay away from Lohrey and Chang, prepare yourself for Markoff because he's the hardest professor you'll have, and take Lipari if you can! The school of business (aka the feliciano building) was recently built so everything looks new and clean, the rooms and layout of the rooms all vary in size and many change based on floor (as it's done by business majors). The class sizes remind me of high school, 20+ students in the class unless you have Degaetano - in that case it'll be around 15 students (maybe less).
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What I love about Montclair State University, was how the faculty was willing to help me pick out classes for the semester, and how they gave me advice on how to be a focused student. I loved the camaraderie of the students and how they are always willing to chat and hangout. What also love, is the cafeteria, and many of the outlets available to students, they are really convenient. I thought to myself, this is my college!
Montclair State University is a prestigious college with a rich history. The school tries to appeal to students with different major interests. There are majors both undergrad/grad that are present now (in 2017) that were not there when I was a Freshman (in 2013). To me this shows that the faculty tries give options and provide new opportunities to students so they can pursue a degree in whatever major they see fit. It is no secret that the diversity in majors also correlates with the diversity of students enrolled. Students from all ethnic backgrounds can be seen on campus from Hispanics, African Americans, Caucasians, etc. The point is, that you never feel like an outsider which is very good. I also love how the Professors are always willing to help students in and outside of the classroom. All of them also have office hours which students can go to for additional help. Overall, Montclair State University is a great institution and is one of the best in NJ in my opinion.