Montclair State University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Montclair, NJ

$12,082

Avg in-state tuition

$20,042

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 16,374, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 83%. The university offers 74 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 68%, and a student-faculty ratio of 18:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $12,082, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $20,042.

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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.

83% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 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

83% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

68% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. 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.

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High school rank Considered (not required)

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

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

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21k

Students enrolled

95%

Online student enrollment

18:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

43%

Hispanic

30%

Black

13%

Asian

6%

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

47% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $12,082 $20,042
Graduate $12,600 $18,432

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,240
On-campus room and board $15,674
On-campus other expenses $2,125
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $8,478
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $6,830
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $2,120

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $31,121 $39,081
Off-campus without family $28,630 $36,590
Off-campus with family $15,442 $23,402

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

47%

State Grant Aid

45%

Institution Grant Aid

36%

Pell Grant

47%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,420
State Grant Aid $5,958
Institution Grant Aid $3,749
Pell Grant Aid $4,951

Financial Outlook

$23k

Average student debt after graduation

$38k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.