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Montclair State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 2,112 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 19 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

63% Women
37% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

New Jersey Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $77,105)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $63,433)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 40 - Yes -
Basketball 24 13 - Yes
Field Hockey - 23 - Yes
Football 84 - - Yes
Lacrosse 39 17 - -
Soccer 33 25 - Yes
Softball - 17 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 19 21 - -
Track and Field, Indoor 30 28 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 25 20 - -
Volleyball - 12 Yes Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Water Polo - - - Yes
Water Sports - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 8.6%
Hispanic 16.6%
Non-resident alien 5.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 9.1%
Two or more races 0.6%
White/non-Hispanic 54.6%
Percent of students with disability 5%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 43
Liquor Law Violation 107
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 73

Notable Alumni

  • Allen Ginsberg (attended but did not graduate), Poet
  • Bruce Willis (attended but did not graduate), Actor
  • Jason Biggs (attended but did not graduate), Actor
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Afshan from Dumont, NJ
  • 5
  • Dorm life is pretty great! I've lived on campus all four years, the first three in Freeman Hall and the last year in the Upper Heights. Being on campus all…

  • May-06-2012 Read More
  • Becks
  • 3
  • There are a lot of different options for on campus living. They are about average when it come to most dorms.…

  • Mar-27-2014 Read More
  • Chloe from Cedar Grove, NJ
  • 5
  • The dorms are extremely nice and well kept, large room sizes and there are many different housing options; apartments, communal and suite style living. …

  • Feb-17-2016 Read More
  • D'Andre from Newark, NJ
  • 4
  • I haven't dormed, but from what I seen and while I stayed on campus with friends before the dorm life isn't bad at all. People make a lot of cool…

  • Mar-10-2016 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Justin from Edison, NJ
  • May-17-2017 I am a current student here

    Nothing special here. The vendor markups are too high ($2 for a bottle of water.) The food is so-so. Sandwiches made from cheap meat, taco salad soaked in ranch, etc. My favorite is the Au Bon Pain by the library- get the bacon grilled cheese with sliced tomato, not bruschetta.

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  • 4
  • William from Teaneck, NJ
  • Dec-28-2016 I am a current student here

    There's the Red Hawk Diner open 24/7, Sam's Place and Freeman Hall (where the meal plan is unlimited), Cafe Diem, and the Student Center Cafeteria, with Dunkin Donuts and California Tortilla among others.

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  • 4
  • Chloe from Cedar Grove, NJ
  • Feb-17-2016 I am a current student here

    There are many different options for food on campus; dining halls, the Red-Hawk diner, Au Bon Pain coffee shop, and many small convenience-type stores.

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  • 4
  • Plainfield, NJ
  • Feb-14-2016 I am a current student here

    I love food. Sometimes you get tired of it but overall there is a good amount of choices.

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  • 4
  • Zach from Fair Lawn, NJ
  • Jan-24-2016 I am a current student here

    Huge variety, fair prices (for a college.) The bagel shop is pretty bad, but panda express is delicious.

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  • 3
  • Upper Classman, Northern NJ
  • Dec-19-2015 I am a current student here

    There is a 24 hour diner which is cute and classic NJ. There is also a Chili's, and they've redone the options in the student center, so there is sushi, chinese, burritos, and classic chicken fingers, wraps, etc.

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  • 3
  • Elijah from West Orange, NJ
  • Oct-16-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is delicious but a bit pricy in some cafeteria spots on campus. Popular places like Sam's Place, the Food Truck and Freeman Café gives you your money's worth. The campus also has a Chili's, a Dunkin Donuts, and many more restaurants including a diner.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Justin from Edison, NJ
  • May-17-2017 I am a current student here

    The sorority scene is prominent- they're always wearing their lettered jackets. A lot of the guys in the Feliciano business school are also in frats and student government. There's no frat row like you see at the larger universities, and the culture seems similar if a little more subdued with respect to the stereotypical hedonism.

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  • 0
  • Dylan from Parlin, NJ
  • Dec-19-2013 I am a current student here

    I myself am not a part of Greek life; I have considered it, possibly Pike. Pike is actually the fraternity late night host Jay Leno is a member of. There are roughly 30 fraternities and sororities, and many of them are highly active in the surrounding communities and can increase you span of connections. It does cost members some money to fund his or her organization to ensure there is money for activities and hosting events. A lot of the frats and sororities work together with other Greek life groups and some even branch out to work with non-Greek clubs and organizations.

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  • 0
  • Theodore from Sparta, NJ
  • Dec-07-2013 I am a current student here

    I don't find the greek life that interesting at Montclair, because none of the frat houses are on campus.

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  • 0
  • Lucille from Elmwood Park, NJ
  • Nov-08-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is only about 4% of our population. We are NOT a Go Greek or Go Home type of school, but there are tons of Fraternities and Sororities to join if you choose to do so. They're always holding awesome events and their presence is noticeable, but not in a negative way.

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  • 0
  • Nicole from Newark, NJ
  • Sep-29-2013 I am a current student here

    We have multiple fraternities and sororities that are constantly organizing events and aiming to keep the campus energized. However, I am not a part of an organization so I can't shed more light on the matter.

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  • 0
  • Solymar from Elizabeth, NJ
  • Jul-30-2013 I am a current student here

    Montclair is an open campus for greek life. It has different sororities and fraternities and they are among the most important and largest organizations on campus. They make different events that are open for the whole student community. Don't be afraid to ask around if you are interested on joining a greek org, it is a life changing experience.

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