Students Say

Monmouth University brings to life a full array of personalized learning experiences for students through which they can grow personally and be transformed professionally. Faculty care and are connected to their students, engaging them in dynamic dialogue both in and out of the classroom. Students are also invested in their education through the many opportunities available to explore real-life experiences. Not only are Monmouth students prepared for careers, but they are prepared for life.

Overview

Applicants
7,691
Acceptance Rate
74%
Average HS GPA
3.37

GPA Breakdown

21%
Over 3.75
22%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
470 - 560
SAT Math
490 - 580
ACT Composite
22 - 25

Deadlines


Regular
March 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

Monmouth University brings to life a full array of personalized learning experiences for students through which they can grow personally and be transformed professionally. Faculty care and are connected to their students, engaging them in dynamic dialogue both in and out of the classroom. Students are also invested in their education through the many opportunities available to explore real-life experiences. Not only are Monmouth students prepared for careers, but they are prepared for life.

Monmouth University is located one mile from the beaches of the Jersey Shore and one hour from New York City, home to many prominent firms that are leaders in the technology, media, and financial industries. This allows students access to exceptional hands-on learning opportunities. Experiential education, which includes internships, study abroad, service learning projects, or cooperative learning experiences, is a required part of the curriculum.

Monmouth’s student life, including cultural events, festivals, and active student clubs and organizations, reflects the school’s spirit. There is a strong sense of community on campus that is supported by relevant and dedicated programs, events, and more. Monmouth’s twenty-one NCAA Division I athletic teams attract lively support from students and other members of the campus and local communities.

Students at Monmouth are provided with a value-added education, personalized experience, small classes, and the foundations needed for graduates to make a difference in the marketplace and in the world. The University celebrates that Monmouth alumni are among today’s employees who are valued for being creative and effective problem solvers, agile thinkers, and versatile personnel.”


Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13.8:1
Total Faculty
633
with Terminal Degree
311

335
Women
298
Men
79
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
73%
Graduate in 5 years
99%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Linda Deutsch
Legal affairs correspondent & leading A.P. courtroom reporter

Christie Pearce Rampone
Olympic Gold Medal in soccer 2008, 2004; Olympic Silver Medal 2000, captain

Dr. Yvonne S. Thornton
Medical Doctor, Author, 1st black woman certified in High Risk obstetrics

Noel L. Hillman
Chief of Public Integrity Section, US Dept. of Jus

Steven J Pozycki
President SJP Properties, real estate developer

Herbert Butler
Space-age pioneer, TIROS 1 first televised weather satellite

Robert Santelli
Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum In Los Angeles

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
75
Application Deadlines
Jun 30
Notification Date
Feb 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$11,856

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$12,089

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,751

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$30,414

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
77%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$18,478

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$33,028
Required Fees
$700
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,184

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$950

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

Most of the students here are “white, upper-middle class” and hail from nearby areas, so Monmouth can be “somewhat of a suitcase school,” but there is still a close knit community where “you know just about everyone.” People here are “friendly and fun-loving, but also seriously committed to their studies,” and with the popularity of clubs and fraternities and sororities (Greek life “has gone ‘viral’ in the past few years”), all students “can fit in SOMEWHERE.” It doesn’t hurt that the university has a set of required general education courses that every student has to take before they graduate, so “it is easy for people from all majors to meet and socialize.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,634
Out of State
12%

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
24

Demographics

2.82%
Asian
4.77%
African-American
10.25%
Hispanic
76.89%
Caucasian
2.80%
Unknown

59% female
41% male
12% are out of state
94% are full time
6% are part time

Overview

Students Say

The “small, classy campus” is “in a great location” in central New Jersey, and makes for “a very comfortable place to be.” The beach is only a mile away (which one student says “reminds me paradise is only down the street”), so on a nice day “everyone will be soaking up the sun.” Regardless of tanning temptations, “everyone is also really focused on school and wants to succeed.” The ground maintenance here is “impeccable,” and “the landscaping is always groomed and gorgeous.” Students at Monmouth “are very serious about their school work and about their sport if they are an athlete, but they also want to have fun.” Once the weekend hits, “everyone does their own thing.” Commuters go home, “sports teams have parties, fraternities and sororities have joint parties, and “a lot of students attend games and support our athletic teams” (Monmouth is a Division I school). Campus safety is a priority for the school, and is reflected in the community. “I feel as if other students on campus are always looking out for one another in addition to our safety department, the MUPD, and the blue light system on campus,” says a freshman. One common college gripe is that “the food is okay, [but] it could definitely be better.” The university holds “a good number” of events on campus for students, as well, and “there are things to do in the local area that students do for entertainment.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
42%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
80
First-Year Students living on campus
82%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
98

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Department of Disability Services for Students

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Skip Carey,

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Copy of grade 12 IEP; and copies of most recent CST testing(psychoeducational evaluation, including WAIS-R and WJ3 results).

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Copy of high school IEP or 504 Plan; copy of educational and/or psychological test results; Monmouth University Disability Provider Form (if student is under the care of a treating physician and is prescribed medication).

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
104
Number of Honor Societies
24

Number of Social Sororities
6
Number of Religious Organizations
6

13% join a fraternity
15% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

56% participate in intramural sports
11% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Hawks)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Hawks)
12 Sports

Basketball
Bowling
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: ALI-All Lifestyle Included The purpose of All Lifestyles Included is to raise awareness of homosexuality in the community and the Monmouth University campus. The group works to foster an environment that helps people of all sexual orientations to feel comfortable with people from all lifestyles, in an effort to present an understanding Monmouth University campus where no one is made to feel that they have to hide their own sexuality. Safe Zone Program http://www.monmouth.edu/university/safezone-program.aspx SafeZone is a voluntary program which creates allies, support, and resources for MU lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) students and employees. The purpose of the SafeZone Program is to create a network of allies for and within the LGBTQ community at Monmouth University. By doing so, we hope to reduce homophobia and heterosexism, making our campus a safe and free environment for all members of our community regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Sustainability

Green Rating
78

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
29

Average Number of PC's per Lab
21

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
80%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
HP, Dell and Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Casey Cantaffa
Visitation Coordinator

Address
400 Cedar Ave
West Long Branch, NJ 07764

Phone
732-571-3456

Email
visitmu@monmouth.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Rebecca Stafford Student Center
Multipurpose Activity Center
Magill Commons residential restuarant
Pollak Theatre
Shadows

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Pier Village, Long Branch, NJ
Monmouth Mall
Red Bank, NJ
New York City
The Rook

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
http://www.monmouth.edu/visit

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
accepted student days

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
taxis and buses, train station 1 mile from campus

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the Garden State Parkway: Take Exit 105. The Parkway offramp leads directly onto Route 36 East. Continue on Route 36 East approximately three miles to Route 71 South. Go approximately one mile and Route 71 will fork left and become Cedar Avenue. Follow Route 71/Cedar Avenue for approximately one half mile. Turn right into the main entrance of the University, just past Larchwood Avenue. Proceed to the Greeter's Booth. Please park as directed. From the NJ Turnpike: From the South, take Turnpike North to Exit 7A. After the toll plaza, take I-195 East to Shore Points. Approaching Belmar, I-195 becomes NJ Route 138. After crossing the Garden State Parkway, exit right to NJ Route 18 North, marked Eatontown. Take the Deal Road exit and drive east to the intersection at Monmouth Road. Turn left and proceed to the third traffic light, which is Cedar Avenue. Turn right onto Cedar (also labeled NJ Route 71 South). Follow Route 71/Cedar Avenue for approximately one half mile. Turn right into the main entrance of the University, just past Larchwood Avenue. Proceed to the Greeter's Booth. Please park as directed.

Local Accommodations
Sheraton Courtyard by Marriot Ocean Place Resort and Spa Holiday Inn Express Comfort Inn & Suites Staybridge Suites Hotel Sunrise Suites Molly Pitcher Inn Oyster Point Hotel bed & breakfast(s)
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Key Stats

7,691
Applicants
4,634
Size
74%
Acceptance Rate
1050
SAT Scores

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