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Montclair State University Overview

Montclair State University is a public institution located in Montclair, New Jersey. Montclair State is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Montclair State University Known For?

4,088 Undergraduate Awards
$32,855 Avg Cost After Aid
71% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Montclair State have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 5%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Montclair State.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 35% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Montclair State with a bachelor's degree make about $49,600 a year. That's 22% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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Montclair State 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.

Montclair State has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#100 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#133 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#171 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#215 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value General Social Sciences Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Linguistics & Comparative Literature Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Educational Assessment Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Social Work Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Public Administration & Social Service Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Value History Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Value History Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Best Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

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

Rank Ranking Name Source
#9 Highest Paid Radio, Television & Digital Communication Graduates College Factual
#32 Highest Paid History Graduates College Factual
#32 Highest Paid History Graduates College Factual
#58 Best Visual & Performing Arts Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual

Where Is Montclair State University?

Location of Montclair State University

Contact details for Montclair State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043-1624
Phone: 973-655-4000
Website: www.montclair.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MontclairStateUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/montclairstateu

How Do I Get Into Montclair State?

You can apply to Montclair State online at: www.montclair.edu/admissions/apply-and-check-status/

Admission Requirements for Montclair State

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Montclair State?

71% Acceptance Rate
66% Of Accepted Are Women
40% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 71%, Montclair State may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 34% of accepted students are men and 66% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 64%, and the acceptance rate for women is 75%.

Average Test Scores

About 40% of students accepted to Montclair State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 580. Math scores were between 490 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Montclair State University  ( 500 to 580 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Montclair State University  ( 490 to 570 )
200
800
Montclair State received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

Can I Afford Montclair State University?

$32,855 Net Price
61% Take Out Loans
4.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Montclair State is $32,855. 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Montclair State, approximately 61% of students took out student loans averaging $7,564 a year. That adds up to $30,256 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Montclair State is 4.8%. 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.

Montclair State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

14,859 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 16,687 undergraduate students at Montclair State, with 14,859 being full-time and 1,828 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Montclair State

There are also 4,320 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 14,859 full-time undergraduates at Montclair State, 38% are male and 62% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Montclair State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Montclair State Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 915
Black or African American 2,083
Hispanic or Latino 4,440
White 6,036
International Students 290
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,095

Geographic Diversity

New Jersey students aren't the only ones who study at Montclair State University. At this time, 24 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 71 countries are represented at Montclair State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Montclair State University

890 Took All Classes Online
5,841 Took At Least One Class Online
26.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 5,841 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 17th 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 Montclair State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Montclair State University was 26.0%. This is the #766 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Montclair State regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 21%
Business, Management & Marketing 21%
Computer & Information Sciences 28%
Computer Information Systems 28%
Educational Assessment 27%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 22%
Sustainability Science 38%
Visual & Performing Arts 2%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Montclair State 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 Montclair State.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Social Work #21
Public Administration & Social Service #47
Educational Administration #60
Education #163

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%.

Montclair State University Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 725 28 244 0 997
General Psychology 0 453 0 3 0 456
Human Development & Family Studies 0 270 0 1 7 278
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 245 0 0 0 245
Social Work 54 58 46 49 0 207
General Biology 0 192 0 12 0 204
Educational Administration 0 0 0 204 0 204
General Education 0 0 0 194 1 195
Computer Information Systems 0 152 2 39 0 193
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 145 12 24 0 181
Accounting 0 113 3 39 0 155
General English Literature 0 140 0 7 0 147
Design & Applied Arts 0 143 0 0 0 143
Communication & Media Studies 0 111 0 12 0 123
Music 0 79 18 26 0 123
Public Health 0 93 0 20 0 113
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 51 1 50 2 104
Student Counseling 0 0 9 87 4 100
Health & Physical Education 0 87 0 0 0 87
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 75 0 75
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 70 0 0 0 70
Sociology 0 69 0 0 0 69
History 0 68 0 0 0 68
Fine & Studio Arts 0 66 0 1 0 67
Political Science & Government 0 65 0 0 0 65
Economics 0 63 0 0 0 63
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 47 2 13 0 62
Drama & Theater Arts 0 56 0 3 0 59
Mathematics 0 35 0 17 0 52
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 37 3 10 0 50
Communication Sciences 0 0 0 34 11 45
Romance Languages 6 26 1 11 0 44
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 44 0 0 0 44
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 43 0 0 0 43
Dance 0 38 0 2 0 40
Special Education 0 0 3 31 0 34
Legal Professions (Other) 0 18 0 15 0 33
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 22 0 8 0 30
Nursing 0 25 0 0 0 25
Sustainability Science 0 11 0 13 0 24
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 11 8 0 19
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 19 0 0 0 19
Allied Health Professions 0 19 0 0 0 19
Journalism 0 17 0 0 0 17
Legal Support Services 0 0 17 0 0 17
Chemistry 0 12 0 3 0 15
Geography & Cartography 0 14 0 0 0 14
Human Resource Management 0 0 13 0 0 13
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 12 0 0 0 12
Educational Assessment 0 0 11 0 0 11
Ethnic Studies 0 11 0 0 0 11
Anthropology 0 11 0 0 0 11
Cosmetology 9 0 0 0 0 9
Physics 0 9 0 0 0 9
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 0 8 8
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 4 0 3 0 7
Religious Studies 0 7 0 0 0 7
General Business/Commerce 6 0 0 0 0 6
Classical Languages & Literature 0 6 0 0 0 6
Germanic Languages 0 5 0 0 0 5
Philosophy 0 5 0 0 0 5
Multilingual Education 0 0 4 0 0 4
Teaching English or French 0 0 4 0 0 4
Statistics 0 0 0 4 0 4
Natural Resource Management 0 0 0 0 4 4
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 2 0 0 0 2
General Social Sciences 0 0 2 0 0 2
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 1 0 0 1
Other Education 0 0 0 1 0 1
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 1 0 0 1
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 0 0 1 0 0 1
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Recreation Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 75 4,013 193 1,263 37 5,581

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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