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Monmouth University is a first-tier, private university that empowers students to reach their full potential as leaders who are able to make significant contributions to their community and society.

A comprehensive selection of baccalaureate and graduate degree programs in subject areas that are in demand in the workplace is offered, including a number of unique Bachelor's + Master's programs. Small classes geared toward individual attention, and led by an innovative faculty, provide a transformative learning environment where students are active participants in their education.

Monmouth's academic areas including music industry, communication, homeland security, business, and more can easily be linked with world-class learning experiences in New York City and other nearby major urban areas. Students who are interested in coastal environmental studies can focus on biological, chemical, and physical sciences, together with environmental policy and natural resource conservation and management, by pursuing Monmouth's marine and environmental biology and policy major.

The University is also close to many technology firms, financial institutions, and a business-industrial sector that provides both employment possibilities for graduates and opportunities for undergraduates to gain experience.

Monmouth's location and network provide tremendous academic opportunities to students. For example, students in Monmouth's music industry program interface with industry professionals in and beyond the classroom, managing their own record label, Blue Hawk Records. There is a real spirit of entrepreneurship on campus that comes to life through student activities like the student-managed investment fund Hawk Capital. Marine and environmental biology and policy students benefit from the University's proximity to coastal waterways.

While preparing students for successful careers in leadership roles, Monmouth University believes that a major goal of higher education is to help students develop values. These include senses of citizenship and social responsibility that enable graduates to contribute actively to the societies in which they live. Academic programs and personal development opportunities at Monmouth prepare students to take the lead in an increasingly complex, multicultural world. These opportunities--combined with the myriad of art exhibits, concerts, lectures, and sightseeing trips planned each year--provide students with shared experiences outside the classroom to match the ones they receive inside.

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Overview

Applicants
8,984
Acceptance Rate
77%
Average HS GPA
3.42

GPA Breakdown

16%
Over 3.75
23%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
520 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 600
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — December 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
695
with Terminal Degree
339

385
Women
310
Men
109
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
56%
Graduate in 5 years
68%
Graduate in 6 years
69%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Environmental Biology.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Business Administration and Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Education, General.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Computer Software Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
  • Homeland Security.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Social Sciences, Other.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Design and Visual Communications, General.
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
  • Music, General.


Students Say

Monmouth University, just an hour or so away from both New York City and Philadelphia, wants to be your future home away from home. It’s far more than a “beautiful” campus— though that’s the way many attendees happily describe it—it’s also “great at opening new doors for students.” That comes from the institution’s responsiveness, such that “if there is a problem, Monmouth staff is quick to resolve it and come to your aid.” It also comes from their foresight, with numerous careerand success-minded initiatives and resources, particularly when it comes to tutoring or writing services. There are also a lot of popular volunteering opportunities, with “service trips to Haiti and Guatemala.”

The meat-and-potatoes coursework is also praised by undergrads, who note there’s a “great variety of course offerings and programs” many of which prioritize “hands-on experience.” Additionally, students say that “small class sizes help the learning experience” and “allow you to develop a good rapport with your professors.” Don’t underestimate the small things either: “Teachers actually knowing your name means a lot.” While “some professors are more dedicated than others,” many are “wonderful and truly invested in helping you do well.” They tend to be “passionate about the subject they teach and make it interesting for the students.” Overall, “they’re here to push you, but also make it clear that they will be more than willing to meet with you outside of class.” Perhaps best of all, professors often strive “to connect what we learn in class to the real world.”


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

Notable Faculty


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

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
56%
Graduate in 5 years
68%
Graduate in 6 years
69%

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

ROI & Outcomes

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$14,703

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$13,822

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,522

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
78%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$26,012

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$24,258

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$38,880
Required Fees
$712
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$996

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,120

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,450
Foreign Countries Represented
27

Demographics

2.66%
Asian
5.17%
African-American
13.89%
Hispanic
70.13%
Caucasian
4.40%
Unknown
1.04%
International

59% female
41% male
18% are out of state
97% are full time
3% are part time

Students Say

Undergrads note that at Monmouth University, the “student body is heavily white and rich,” and a place where “diversity only exists in small pockets” because most “tend to be from New Jersey.” And yet, there’s far more beneath the surface, because peers are overall described as “motivated and creative people” and one attendee notes that “the community at Monmouth is more inclusive than any I have ever seen.” Friendliness abounds, such that “everyone is always saying hello to each other on their ways to class” and it’s rather commonplace to have someone “hold the doors open for you.” In short, there’s a “very chill beach vibe,” which can be refreshing during one’s downtime, given the general bustle of those who are “academically driven and work hard to be involved in many things on campus.” All in all, “Everyone at Monmouth has something unique to offer, and everyone has their own interests and beliefs which makes it exciting to meet new people.”

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
40%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
79%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing

Students Say

If you’re into the Greek scene or athletics, Monmouth may be the perfect place for you, as students say that the scene is “dominated” by those two factions. Students mean this in the most fun and flattering light: “Greek Life is the best experience of my college career. I was able to make amazing connections and develop leadership skills.” There’s plenty of opportunity to connect with students outside of the classroom given that “people work out a lot” at facilities like “basketball courts, a swimming pool, and a bowling alley,” or just plain attend the athletic events, where there “is always a great, energized student crowd.” Of course, there’s far more than just athletics here, and as examples of how you can find “a club for most interests,” students list things from debate and model UN to the 5678 Dance Club, psychology club, and even a “student-run record label.” The school also sponsors a variety of events, from “craft fairs and bonfires” as do the individual residence halls, which have things like “painting night.” And should you need a breather from campus life, the surrounding area offers many options. “We are right near the beach, and [an] hour’s drive from [New York City].”

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Skip Carey

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
120
Number of Honor Societies
31

Number of Social Sororities
8
Number of Religious Organizations
6

7% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

45% participate in intramural sports
13% 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

77/99

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
HP, Dell and Apple

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Debbie Seals
Assistant to the Office of Undergraduate Admission

Address
400 Cedar Ave
West Long Branch, NJ 07764

Phone
732-571-3456

Email
admission@monmouth.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Rebecca Stafford Student Center
OceanFirst Bank Center (Sports Center/Center Venue/Event Space)
Magill Commons residential dining
Dunkin' Donuts
Pollack Theatre

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

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 Homewood Suites by Hilton Sunrise Suites Molly Pitcher Inn Oyster Point Hotel The Asbury Hotel The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton bed & breakfast(s)


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