Montclair State is an above-average public university located in Montclair Township, New Jersey in the New York City Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 21,000 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Montclair State acceptance rate is 66%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Psychology, and Family Studies and Consumer Sciences. Graduating 65% of students, Montclair State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,600.
NCAA Division III (with football)
New Jersey Athletic Conference
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Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.192 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.201 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.202 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management578 Graduates
Family Studies and Consumer Sciences284 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities259 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services189 Graduates
Food and Nutrition Studies124 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.223 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.255 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.130 responses
Montclair State University Reviews
My experience here at Montclair State University forces me to become a better person, without sounding so cliche. The professors here are okay, the reason why is they are very close-minded and authoritative. You cannot question their judgment, and they are not open to new ideas. The campus buildings and dorms are kept clean and updated - which is a huge plus to recompense their weaknesses. The student life here is dull since most people are commuters and the students only hang around with people from their high school. The food here is from good to average in some days. Finally, the academics here is excellent since it has tons of academic variations along with professors that are passionate about their specialized field. All in all, it is a great university!
The University offers a lot of resources for students, which facilitates the college experience. There is a lot of helpful faculty but I believe that there isn't enough staff that are passionate about their job as helping student. Overall, the university is great!
I love the campus size! MSU gets to experience the best of both worlds by being 15 minutes away from the city but also, being a comfortable size where you can recognize several of your classmates walking around. The professors are always very helpful as well which is a top priority for me. I feel well equipped at Montclair State to succeed further in life.