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Monmouth University Overview

Located in West Long Branch, New Jersey, Monmouth University is a private not-for-profit institution. West Long Branch is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Monmouth University Known For?

1,186 Undergraduate Awards
$40,553 Avg Cost After Aid
74% Acceptance Rate
  • The 4% student loan default rate at Monmouth is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at Monmouth is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Monmouth bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $50,500 a year. That's about 24% more than their peers at other schools.
  • It takes the average Monmouth student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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Monmouth University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Monmouth.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best General Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Archeology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value Anthropology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best General English Literature Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best English Language & Literature Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Anthropology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Social Sciences Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Psychology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Special Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Monmouth has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Colleges for General Education College Factual
#8 Best Colleges for Anthropology College Factual
#41 Best Colleges for General English Literature College Factual
#53 Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting College Factual
#54 Best Colleges for English Language & Literature College Factual
#171 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is Monmouth University?

Location of Monmouth University

Contact details for Monmouth are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1898
Phone: 732-571-3400
Website: https://www.monmouth.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MonmouthUniversity
Twitter: http://twitter.com/monmouthu

How Do I Get Into Monmouth?

You can apply to Monmouth online at: https://www.monmouth.edu/apply-now/

Admission Requirements for Monmouth

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Monmouth?

74% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
81% Submit SAT Scores
Monmouth has an acceptance rate of 74%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 69%, and the acceptance rate for women is 77%.

Average Test Scores

About 81% of students accepted to Monmouth submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 600. Math scores were between 480 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Monmouth University  ( 490 to 600 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Monmouth University  ( 480 to 590 )
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800
Monmouth received ACT scores from 18% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Monmouth University  ( 19 to 26 )
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Can I Afford Monmouth University?

$40,553 Net Price
72% Take Out Loans
3.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Monmouth is $40,553. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Monmouth, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $8,744 a year. That adds up to $34,976 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Monmouth is 3.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Monmouth University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,301 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,450 undergraduate students at Monmouth, with 4,301 being full-time and 149 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Monmouth

There are also 1,503 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,301 full-time undergraduates at Monmouth, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Monmouth

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Monmouth University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Monmouth Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 116
Black or African American 223
Hispanic or Latino 601
White 3,015
International Students 46
Other Races/Ethnicities 300

Geographic Diversity

New Jersey students aren't the only ones who study at Monmouth University. At this time, 19 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 35 countries are represented at Monmouth. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Saudi Arabia, and China.

Online Learning at Monmouth University

186 Took All Classes Online
774 Took At Least One Class Online
-2.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 774 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Monmouth has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 30th most popular in New Jersey for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Monmouth

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Monmouth University was -2.1%. This is the #2,337 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Monmouth regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Monmouth majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 78%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 2%
Health Professions 1%
Nursing 6%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 50%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Monmouth ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Monmouth.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Student Counseling #55
Homeland Security #66
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #71
Special Education #196
Teacher Education Subject Specific #207
Psychology #217
Nursing #482
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #491

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Monmouth University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 339 0 79 0 418
Social Work 0 45 2 91 0 138
Nursing 0 25 10 71 14 120
General Education 0 65 0 42 0 107
Communication & Media Studies 0 106 0 0 0 106
Health Sciences & Services 0 88 0 0 0 88
General English Literature 0 46 0 14 0 60
General Psychology 0 58 0 0 0 58
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 57 0 57
Computer Information Systems 0 45 0 10 0 55
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 33 0 10 0 43
General Biology 0 42 0 0 0 42
Political Science & Government 0 41 0 0 0 41
Fine & Studio Arts 0 38 0 0 0 38
Health & Physical Education 0 36 0 0 0 36
Homeland Security 0 31 1 4 0 36
History 0 21 0 10 0 31
Computer Engineering 0 13 0 16 0 29
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 29 0 29
Special Education 0 4 0 23 0 27
Anthropology 0 15 0 12 0 27
Student Counseling 0 0 0 25 0 25
Communication Sciences 0 0 0 25 0 25
Music 0 25 0 0 0 25
Mathematics 0 23 0 0 0 23
Chemistry 0 14 0 0 0 14
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 12 0 12
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 11 0 0 0 11
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 10 0 10
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 9 0 0 9
Information Technology 0 0 0 8 0 8
Educational Administration 0 0 0 6 0 6
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 6 0 0 0 6
Sociology 0 6 0 0 0 6
Other Social Sciences 0 5 0 0 0 5
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 3 0 0 0 3
Public Policy 0 0 0 2 0 2
Accounting 0 0 1 0 0 1
Liberal Arts General Studies 1 0 0 0 0 1
Archeology 0 0 1 0 0 1
Drama & Theater Arts 0 1 0 0 0 1
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0 0 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Romance Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gerontology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1 1,185 24 556 14 1,780

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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