Tuition & Fees

$12,116

$20,007

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

39%

61%

male

female

1
17

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,027
Declined + 4,112
Total Received 12,139
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Public

16,810

undergraduate students

4,177

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
8%
500-599
34%
400-499
45%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
39%
400-499
41%
300-399
9%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
36%
400-499
44%
300-399
12%
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School Facts

Montclair State University, 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 20,987
Established in 1908
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  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)

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
30%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
51%
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
77%
Bottom 1/2
23%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
8%
500-599
34%
400-499
45%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
39%
400-499
41%
300-399
9%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
36%
400-499
44%
300-399
12%

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 ACT only Not used
SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,027
Declined + 4,112
Total Received 12,139

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 $8,768
Room & board $14,094
Additional fees $3,348
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $27,510
Average Financial Aid - $9,734
Total with Avg. Aid $17,776

Financial Aid

67%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,734

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $30,277,896
State $25,063,157
Institutional $0
Other external $0
Total $55,341,053

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $218,808
Institutional $7,848,555
Other external $1,817,592
Total $9,884,955

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
Arabic
Athletic Training
Audiology
Biochemistry
Biology
Broadcasting
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child Advocacy
Classics
Clinical Psychology
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Studies
Communication/Media Arts
Computer Science
Counseling
Counselor Education
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
Gender/Sexuality/Womens Studies
General Humanities
Geography
Geoscience
German
Graphic Design
Health Education
History
Inclusive Education
Industrial Design
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Information Technology
Italian
Journalism
Jurisprudence
Jurisprudence Law/Society
Justice Studies
Latin
Law/Governance
Learning Disabilities
Linguistics
Marine Biology/Coastal Sciences
Mathematical/Computation Modeling
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Molecular Biology
Music
Music Therapy
Musical Theatre
Nursing
Nutrition/Food Science
Pharmaceutical Biochemistry
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Product Design
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
Visual Arts
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Undergraduate

80%

16,810
students

Female
61%
10,328

Male
39%
6,482

Graduate

20%

4,177
students

Female
71%
2,956

Male
29%
1,221

undergraduateFull-time

89%

14,968
students

Female
62%
9,271

Male
38%
5,697

undergraduatePart-time

11%

1,842
students

Female
58%
1,057

Male
42%
785

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
26%
Hispanic/Latino
42%
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

82%

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 59
Countries most often represented Ecuador
Honduras
India
Mexico
Peru
South 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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