Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ, USA
3.74 Average Rating

Montclair State University is a 4-year public institution in northern New Jersey and the second largest university in the state. Montclair State is home to 11 colleges and schools conferring over 300 undergraduate and graduate degrees and the university features the first Pedagogy program in the country. Furthermore, Montclair State is the first university in New Jersey to broadcast educational television shows and offer master’s degrees. In addition to classroom facilities, the Montclair State campus is home to the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
71%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
95%
Out-Of-State Students
3%
40%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 1070
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
21,013
Total Number of Undergrads
16,852
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
36%
20-39 Students
60%
40-99 Students
2%
0
100
36%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
66%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$18,500
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$12,790
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$20,578
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$15,564
Books and Supplies
$1250

Aid & Grants

0
100
67%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
42%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,983
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
42%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,005
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,207

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
64%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,688
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$18,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$245
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
39%
61%
Student Organizations
160
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
30%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Red Hawk
School Colors
Red/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
New Jersey Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Philadelphia
Washington
Los Angeles
Atlanta
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$52,400
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What Students Are Saying

3.74 Average Rating
I think like any experience, a college education is what you make of it. Montclair State has a surplus of resources to take advantage of and can truly be the college you are proud of. I have had the opportunities to be an active member and leader in on-campus organizations, be a part and establish research project, take part in volunteer work (both off campus and on), study abroad, and redefine myself.
Afshan from Dumont, NJ
MSU is a huge school. It has been people from all backgrounds and sexual orientations/preferences. Also, MSU is home to many orgs and the different types of people who are in them.
D'Andre from Newark, NJ
Although Montclair State seems rather large, the faculty and students really make the campus feel like a community. There are many different activities and opportunities available to everyone on-campus and off-campus. Whether it be Greek life, sports, student government or the arts, there's something for everyone at Montclair State!
Chloe from Cedar Grove, NJ
Such a beautiful school with an extremely large amount of opportunities! Hundreds of fun extracurriculars and assistance provided throughout campus. I really enjoy my time at MSU and this school has really shaped me into a high achieving enthusiastic student.
Izabella from Clifton, NJ
Montclair State University has a very diverse campus.
Montclair State University has 300 majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs.
Montclair State University has an SAT optional policy on their application for admission.
William from Teaneck, NJ

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