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?
- 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.
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.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Montclair State.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Montclair State has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Montclair State University?
Contact details for Montclair State are given below.
|Address:||1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043-1624|
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
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||considered but not required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Montclair State?
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.
Can I Afford Montclair State University?
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
There are also 4,320 graduate students at the school.
Of the 14,859 full-time undergraduates at Montclair State, 38% are male and 62% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Montclair State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||2,083|
|Hispanic or Latino||4,440|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Montclair State has changed over the last few years.
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%|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||22%|
|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|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#47|
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.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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