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Montclair State University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Montclair, NJ

$12,323

Avg in-state tuition

$20,443

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Montclair State University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Montclair State University is a large public university located on a suburban campus in Montclair, New Jersey. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 16,093, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 91%. The university offers 67 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 67%, and a student-faculty ratio of 17:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $12,323, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $20,443.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

91% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

79% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

67% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Considered (not required)

Letter of recommendation Required

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Required

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Implied no

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1010-1210

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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21k

Students enrolled

55%

Online student enrollment

17:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

43%

Hispanic

29%

Black

13%

Asian

7%

Unknown

3%

Two or more races

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

64%

Socio-economic diversity

48% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

18

Total Online Enrollment

11,339

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

89% On-campus

11% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 33% online

Master's Check Bold 14% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $12,323 $20,443
Graduate $12,978 $12,978

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,240
On-campus room and board $16,388
On-campus other expenses $2,170
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $13,118
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $6,830
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $2,170

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $32,121 $40,241
Off-campus without family $33,511 $41,631
Off-campus with family $15,733 $23,853

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

48%

State Grant Aid

44%

Institution Grant Aid

36%

Pell Grant

48%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,607
State Grant Aid $6,012
Institution Grant Aid $4,696
Pell Grant Aid $5,075

Financial Outlook

$22k

Average student debt after graduation

$38k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NCAA Division III with football

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Basketball
  • Diving
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track Field Indoor
  • Track Field Outdoor
  • Track Field Xcountry
  • Volleyball
  • Baseball
  • Basketball

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.

1

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies

BA

MA

DOC

2

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies

BA

MA

DOC

3

Biological And Biomedical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

4

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

BA

MA

DOC