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
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C+
  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

Acceptance Rate
70%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
880-1070
ACT Range
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
Will You Get In?

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Cost

Net Price
$14,549/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,151/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,742/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,484/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,085/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,131/ 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.191 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.192 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
21,000Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 115 responses
Report
  • Commuter
    28%
  • Hardworking
    25%
  • Average.
    22%
  • Hardworking, commuter
    21%
  • 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.213 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.245 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 131 responses
Report
  • It's all here
    30%
  • Beautiful
    16%
  • Commuter
    13%
  • Perfect in certain ways, generally on the rise
    9%
  • Small, hilly, convenient, pretty, harsh weather
    9%
  • Convenient
    8%
  • Stairs
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
48%
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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I absolutely LOVED my time here and am so proud to be an MSU alumni. I had countless opportunities to learn and grow while furthering my education. I built friendships, acquired internship experience, and even graduated with a full-time job! None of this would have been possible without the support MSU provided me with.
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Montclair State University is a highly accredited university. The campus is constantly being updated and new buildings are always being built to accommodate student needs and provide a top-of-the -line education. The new buildings are beautiful and full of useful technologies. As an english major, my experiences with professors was extremely great. I as encouraged to think freely and to analyze material. I was never told what or how to think. This experience helped me to better understand myself. As far as other things like offices and parking, I never personally had any real issues. There were some miscommunications here and there but sometimes you have to take charge of the situation to fix things and that is how I painlessly got through any bumps along the road.
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).