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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  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 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.
About Montclair State University...
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
66%
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

Cost

Net Price
$15,131/ 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
    $18,750/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,250/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,092/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,670/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,783/ year
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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.201 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.202 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
21,000Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 125 responses
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  • Commuter
    27%
  • Hardworking
    26%
  • Average.
    21%
  • Hardworking, commuter
    20%
  • Attentive
    2%
  • Something
    2%
  • Diverse
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.223 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.255 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 141 responses
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  • It's all here
    29%
  • Beautiful
    16%
  • Commuter
    13%
  • Perfect in certain ways, generally on the rise
    10%
  • Small, hilly, convenient, pretty, harsh weather
    9%
  • Convenient
    8%
  • Stairs
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
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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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!
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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.