Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • 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
13,384
Students Applied
80%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
2753
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
No
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2019
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$65
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
95%
Out-Of-State Students
3%
US States Represented
41
Countries Represented
69
40%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1070
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
490
75th
570
Reading
25th
500
75th
580
3.30
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
11%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
28%
2.50 - 2.99
21%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
11
Top 25%
34
Top 50%
75
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
793
$30k - $48k
359
$48k - $75k
333
$75k - $110k
282
$110k+
445

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: msuadm@montclair.edu
Admissions Telephone: 973-655-4444
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.74 Average Rating
Pay attention in class no matter what is going. Take good notes because it may end up on the tests. Go to office hours often if you know you need it and ask questions.
D'Andre from Newark, NJ
Once you apply to Montclair State, always check your WESS account for information on your application, how to sign up for classes and payment/billing.
Chloe from Cedar Grove, NJ
Join clubs and go to events! I assure you can find at least one exciting event every week with many opportunities to make friends. Try the delicious food spots around campus such as Red Hawk Diner and the cafe in University Hall. Teachers are extremely involved and provide a lot of assistance. I am never hesitant to ask for help and the workload is fair.
Izabella from Clifton, NJ
Talk to your Professors if you don't understand what the homework assignment is asking for.
Learn how to manage your time, between doing homework, extracurricular activities, jobs, being social, etc.
Go to Center for Writing Excellence at Bohn Hall if papers become difficult to write
Talk to academic advisor about major and career options
Keep on track with payment plan balance and deadlines
William from Teaneck, NJ
The search for the right college for you starts with knowing who you are as a person. Find out what you were created to do. What are your passions and desires? What is it that you do that gives you the most enjoyment? The answers to these questions will give you an idea of what you are called to. Look into whatever you answered to these questions and see if you can match it into a subject of study, a major , or a career goal. Once you have done this, start looking for colleges and universities that have these areas of study. Visit some of these campuses and see which one fits you best. Decide on a college, hopefully Montclair State University, and prepare for adjustments that will most likely have to be made if you are living on campus. You will most likely have a roommate, a meal plan, and will be sharing a bathroom. Try to get along with your roommate as best as possible, and make friends that have the same goals and interests as you. Choose friends that want to see you succeed, and help each other reach your goals. Last but not least, be safe have fun!
Elisha from Blackwood, NJ
Well you would have probably heard a lot of things about Montclair( many terrible things) but I want to tell you otherwise MSU is one of the greatest public schools in the state and country at large. It is very affordable, environment is very conducive, students are active friendly and intelligent, staff are resourceful and helpful even though there maybe some exceptions, food is OK, plenty activities to do a lot of clubs and organizations, financial aid and scholarships are available, on campus jobs are available and they even bend it around your schedule, there is also a train station on campus that takes you to NY. People MSU is really a great school I believe you should come and see for yourself. Just get good grades in High school, get involved in as many extra curricula activities as you can and also apply early.
Benjamin
You will do the best you can.
Neftali from Passaic, NJ
Go in with a positive attitude and always listen! There are so many things happening everyday that you do not want to miss, including things that might impact your entire life. Don't always take the easy teachers, challenge yourself because when you've gone through a tough course, at least you can say you made it out alive. Go to professors' office hours. They can put a face to a name and you'll be a step closer to getting that A.
Afshan from Dumont, NJ
Do not be afraid to go for extra help. Montclair offers tutoring for a variety of classes and enough tutors to be able to assist the students needing help. Also the Professors are all required to have office hours where the students can go for extra help. Remember people are not going to ask how much help you had to get your BMW they are just going to know you have it.
Cassandra from Union, NJ