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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. 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 academics including majors like political science, communications, 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 coastal environmental studies can focus on biological, chemical, and physical sciences, together with environmental policy and natural resource conservation and management.

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
9,261
Acceptance Rate
74%
Average HS GPA
3.36

GPA Breakdown

21%
Over 3.75
22%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

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Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 600
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
480 - 590
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 26

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

Regular — March 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

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Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
677
with Terminal Degree
305

372
Women
305
Men

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
57%
Graduate in 5 years
69%
Graduate in 6 years
70%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

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

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

  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.

  • 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.
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
  • Music, General.


Students Say

With its “beautiful campus” and proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia (not to mention the Jersey Shore), it’s easy to understand Monmouth University’s popularity. Students are also drawn to the school’s “small” size which allows for a more “intimate” educational experience. And they love the fact that Monmouth makes providing “academic support” a priority. Indeed, students can easily take advantage of “free tutoring and writing services.” Academically, Monmouth offers a number of fantastic programs. Undergrads here are especially quick to highlight the “phenomenal” math and communication departments as well as the “excellent nursing” and “good business” programs. Of course, the university’s “greatest asset” may just be the professors. They continually prove to be “reliable, helpful, understanding, and passionate about what they teach.” One grateful undergrad chimes in, “They bring their own personal experiences into the classroom to help students better understand concepts within my major.” It’s also quite evident that they want to see their students succeed. “Not only do they impart wisdom in the classroom, but they extend their connections to students and they truly exhibit compassion [and] concern for students beyond their courses.” This incredulous undergrad agrees:, “I am given access to them by phone, email or office hours. Each and every professor has made sure I am on the right track no matter what department they’re from.”

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
57%
Graduate in 5 years
69%
Graduate in 6 years
70%

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
Dec 22

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$14,099

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$12,962

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,689

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
72%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$30,985

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$22,521

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$37,438
Required Fees
$700
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,046

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
4,706
Foreign Countries Represented
22

Demographics

3.05%
Asian
4.78%
African-American
13.51%
Hispanic
71.22%
Caucasian
3.98%
Unknown

58% female
42% male
16% are out of state
56% are full time
44% are part time

Students Say

Though undergrads at Monmouth admit that their student body “is not the most diverse” they readily assert that it is among “the most welcoming.” Indeed, “everybody is so very friendly, you can’t go anywhere on campus without saying hi [to] at least three peers.” Just as important, undergrads describe their fellow students as “collaborative.” As one pleased individual explains, “Everyone is willing to help each other with assignments, understanding important concepts in classes, and answer general questions.” Hence, it’s not surprising to discover that Monmouth students are also “goal oriented” and “eager to learn.” We should mention that since many undergrads hail from New Jersey, there is a sizable “population of commuter students.” Fortunately, no matter whether they live on campus or not, “There is a real sense of community at Monmouth. Though everyone is here to complete their own individual goals, everyone is always looking out for one another.” As this amazed student concludes, “It feels like we are a family. If you’re going through something, everyone is going through it with you. We all know, love and support each other and it is a great feeling.”

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
41%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
86%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing

Students Say

Some undergrads lament that “there is nothing to do at Monmouth” and note that “many students go home on weekends.” However, others counter that life at the university is “fun and fulfilling.” You simply have to get involved. Thankfully, “there are lots of clubs and organizations that host events.” For example, “the Student Activities Board (SAB) does movie nights in one of the residence halls every Saturday, which is always pretty fun.” Sporting events are quite popular as well. In fact, “the entire campus can [often] be found at the basketball [arena]” when there’s a home game. Undergrads also love to relax at the Student Center, which offers plenty of spots “where you can study, watch TV, or grab a pizza.” A handful of students are also active in Greek life, though it doesn’t necessarily dominate the campus culture. And most gatherings are relegated to “house parties or bars in [either] Asbury Park or Belmar.” Finally, “when it’s warm out, students spend as much time at the beach as they can.” After all, “there are so many nice beach areas that students will go to hang out, even in the off season.”

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
117
Number of Honor Societies
24

Number of Social Sororities
9
Number of Religious Organizations
6

14% join a fraternity
18% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

49% 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

78/99

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
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
OceanFirst Bank Center
Magill Commons residential restuarant
Pollak Theatre
Dunkin' Donuts

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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