Monmouth University Overview
Monmouth University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in West Long Branch, New Jersey. 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?
- Students at Monmouth have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Monmouth.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Monmouth makes roughly $50,500 a year. This is 24% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
- 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.
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.
Monmouth has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#98||Best Doctor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#115||Best Graduate Certificate Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Monmouth.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Monmouth has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Forensic Nursing. Schools||College Factual|
|#16||Best Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Teaching Degree Search|
|#28||Best Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#38||Best General Education Schools||College Factual|
|#73||Best English Language & Literature Schools||College Factual|
|#131||Best Allied Health Professions Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Monmouth University?
Contact details for Monmouth are given below.
|Address:||400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1898|
How Do I Get Into Monmouth?
You can apply to Monmouth online at: https://www.monmouth.edu/apply-now/
Admission Requirements for Monmouth
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Monmouth?
Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 75%, and the acceptance rate for women is 81%.
Average Test Scores
About 89% 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 520 and 610. Math scores were between 520 and 600.
Can I Afford Monmouth University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Monmouth, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $5,696 a year. That adds up to $22,784 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Monmouth is 3.1%. 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
There are also 1,411 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,093 full-time undergraduates at Monmouth, 39% are male and 61% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Monmouth University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||207|
|Hispanic or Latino||632|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Monmouth has changed over the last few years.
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 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Monmouth
The following table shows how Monmouth is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
Online Growth Rankings of Monmouth
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Monmouth University was 211.4%. This is the #269 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|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||11%|
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|
|Teaching English or French||#1|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||#12|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#55|
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.
*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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