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?
- 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.
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.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Monmouth has earned from around the web.
|#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?
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||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Monmouth?
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.
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
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
There are also 1,503 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,301 full-time undergraduates at Monmouth, 41% are male and 59% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Monmouth University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||223|
|Hispanic or Latino||601|
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 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%|
|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|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||#71|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#207|
|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.
*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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