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Tuition

$11,318

$20,195

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,500
Declined + 4,512
Total Received 13,012
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undergraduateRatios

39%

61%

male

female

1  :  17

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Business Administration
  3. Biology
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School Facts

Montclair State, founded in 1908, is a public, liberal arts university. Its 200-acre campus is located in Upper Montclair, 30 miles northwest of Newark.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 19,464
Established in 1908
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)

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Codes

SAT 2520
ACT 2572

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Public

15,431

undergraduate students

4,033

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
6%
500-599
29%
400-499
54%
300-399
11%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
40%
400-499
46%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
33%
400-499
50%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
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Montclair, NJ

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Montclair, NJ

200-acre campus in Upper Montclair, part of Montclair (population: 38,977), 10 miles from Newark and 14 miles from New York City. Major airport, bus, and train serve Newark. Public transportation serves campus.

Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
32%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
60%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
35%
Top 1/2
79%
Bottom 1/2
21%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
6%
500-599
29%
400-499
54%
300-399
11%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
40%
400-499
46%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
33%
400-499
50%
300-399
9%
200-299
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Reasoning only Not used
SAT Subject Tests Required
SAT or ACT Not used
ACT only Not used

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,500
Declined + 4,512
Total Received 13,012

Admissions Contact

Lisa Kasper
Director of Admissions
P: 800 331-9205
F: 973 655-7700
msuadm@montclair.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,182
Additional fees $3,136
Total $11,318
Average Financial Aid - $9,202
Total with Avg. Aid $2,116

Financial Aid

72%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,202

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $24,828,056
State $17,637,409
Institutional
Other external
Total $42,465,465

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $932,412
Institutional $5,441,834
Other external $1,481,701
Total $7,855,947

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
diving
field hockey
football
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Knickerbocker Lacrosse Conference (Division III, men's only), New Jersey Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Red Hawk
School colors
red and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Animation
Anthropology
Applied Linguistics
Aquatic/Coastal Sciences
Athletic Training
Audiology
Biochemistry
Biology
Broadcasting
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child Advocacy
Classics
Clinical Psychology
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Counseling
Counselor Education
Dance
Dance Education
Early Childhood/Elementary Education
Early Childhood/Special Education
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Educational Psychology
Educational Technology
English
Environmental Management
Environmental Studies
Exercise Science
Exercise Science/Physical Education
Family/Child Studies
Fashion Studies
Filmmaking
Fine Arts
Fine Arts/Studio
French
General Humanities
Geography
Geoscience
Graphic Design
Health Education
History
Industrial Design
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Information Technology
Italian
Jurisprudence
Justice Studies
Latin
Law/Governance
Learning Disabilities
Legal Studies
Linguistics
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Molecular Biology
Music
Music Therapy
Musical Theatre
Nutrition/Food Science
Pedagogy
Pharmaceutical Biochemistry
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
Public/Organizational Relations
Reading
Religious Studies
Science Informatics
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Statistics
Studio Art
Teacher Education/Teacher Development
Teaching
Teaching Middle Grade Mathematics
Television/Digital Media
Theatre
Theatre Studies
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

79%

15,431
students

Female
61%
9,409

Male
39%
6,022

Graduate

21%

4,033
students

Female
72%
2,903

Male
28%
1,130

undergraduateFull-time

86%

13,356
students

Female
62%
8,197

Male
38%
5,159

undergraduatePart-time

14%

2,075
students

Female
59%
1,212

Male
41%
863

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
23%
Hispanic/Latino
47%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

60%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.80
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 15

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 68
Countries most often represented Colombia
Egypt
India
Mexico
Peru
The Republic Of Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Victoria A. Donoghue
Director International Services
973 655-6862
donoghuev@mail.montclair.edu

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