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Tuition & Fees

$15,464

$23,355

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

undergraduateRatios

38%

62%

male

female

1
17

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,401
Declined + 3,589
Total Received 11,990
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Public

16,336

undergraduate students

4,129

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
34%
400-499
44%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
39%
400-499
41%
300-399
10%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
35%
400-499
43%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
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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 20,465
Established in 1908
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  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)

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
31%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
39%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
37%
Top 1/2
79%
Bottom 1/2
21%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
34%
400-499
44%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
39%
400-499
41%
300-399
10%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
35%
400-499
43%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 31
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Reasoning only Considered if submitted
SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted
ACT only Not used

Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,401
Declined + 3,589
Total Received 11,990

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Essay

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

Jeffrey Indiveri-Gant
Director of Admissions
P: 973 655-4444
F: 973 655-7700
msuadm@montclair.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $15,464
Room & board $13,884
Total $29,348
Average Financial Aid - $9,619
Total with Avg. Aid $19,729

Financial Aid

67%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,619

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $29,142,786
State $24,331,560
Institutional $0
Other external $0
Total $53,474,346

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $234,941
Institutional $7,514,729
Other external $1,457,926
Total $9,207,596

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
Athletic Training
Audiology
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child Advocacy
Classics
Clinical Psychology
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Studies
Communication/Media Arts
Computer Science
Counseling
Dance
Dance Education
Earth/Environmental Science
Economics
Educational Leadership
English
Environmental Management
Environmental Studies
Exercise Science
Exercise Science/Physical Education
Family Studies
Family/Child Studies
Fashion Studies
Filmmaking
Fine Arts
Fine Arts/Studio
French
General Humanities
Geography
German
Graphic Design
History
Inclusive Education
Industrial Design
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Information Technology
Italian
Journalism
Jurisprudence
Jurisprudence Law/Society
Justice Studies
Latin
Law/Governance
Linguistics
Marine Biology/Coastal Sciences
Mathematical/Computation Modeling
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Molecular Biology
Music
Music Therapy
Musical Theatre
Nutrition/Food Science
Pharmaceutical Biochemistry
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
Public Relations
Public/Organizational Relations
Reading
Religious Studies
Science Informatics
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Statistics
Studio Art
Sustainability Science
Teacher Education/Teacher Development
Teaching
Teaching Middle Grade Mathematics
Television/Digital Media
Theatre
Theatre Studies
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

80%

16,336
students

Female
62%
10,049

Male
38%
6,287

Graduate

20%

4,129
students

Female
72%
2,954

Male
28%
1,175

undergraduateFull-time

88%

14,433
students

Female
63%
8,968

Male
37%
5,465

undergraduatePart-time

12%

1,903
students

Female
57%
1,081

Male
43%
822

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
25%
Hispanic/Latino
44%
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

76%

Transfer applicants accepted

57%

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 1

Spring: December 15

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 59
Countries most often represented Colombia
Ecuador
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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