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Montclair State University
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  • 4 Year
  • MONTCLAIR, NJ

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Vaccination offers the best path forward for us to offer our students a vibrant campus experience, one that includes in-person courses, student services and fun events. Following the CDC recommendation, Montclair requires all students to be up to date with the COVID vaccines, plus any eligible booster shot as listed on the CDC website. Religious and medical exemptions are available. Learn More

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

1 NORMAL AVENUE
MONTCLAIR, NJ 07043
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New Jersey Athletic Conference
From Montclair State University

We know you’re a goal-setter, a dreamer and a thinker. And, you’re definitely a doer. You know there are big things ahead, even if you don’t know what they are yet. At Montclair State University, you’ll find everything you need to rise to the level of your ambitions—and beyond.

Through our 300+ innovative programs across 10 colleges and schools, we empower students to rise above their own expectations and enter the world as leaders, educators and change makers. Just 12 miles from New York City, you'll tap into incredible opportunities that prepare you to achieve your most ambitious dreams. As a nationally ranked doctoral research university with an intimate student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1, Montclair State University will prepare you for the world like no other institution can.

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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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
83%
SAT Range
990-1180
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$15,061 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,570 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
82%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 191 responses
46%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 220 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 221 responses

Majors

Pre-Med Program

You know exactly what your future looks like. We’re here to help you achieve it. Our Pre-Med program pairs intensive MCAT preparation with individualized coaching on the med school application process to maximize your chances of success. You’ll have the freedom to major in the subject of your choice, though you must take coursework in the natural and behavioral sciences.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    73%
  • On Campus
    3%
  • Online
    24%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
14,543 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,831
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 141 responses
  • Hardworking
    28%
  • Commuter
    26%
  • Average.
    21%
  • Hardworking, commuter
    19%
  • Attentive
    4%
  • Something
    2%
  • Outgoing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 242 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 274 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 159 responses
  • It's all here
    28%
  • Beautiful
    16%
  • Commuter
    14%
  • Perfect in certain ways, generally on the rise
    9%
  • Small, hilly, convenient, pretty, harsh weather
    9%
  • Convenient
    8%
  • OUTSTANDING
    4%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 129 responses

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