Monmouth University (NJ) campus
Monmouth University (NJ) campus
Monmouth University (NJ) campus
Monmouth University (NJ) campus
Monmouth University (NJ) campus
Monmouth University (NJ) campus
Monmouth University (NJ) campus
Monmouth University (NJ) campus
Monmouth University (NJ) campus
Monmouth University (NJ) campus
Monmouth University (NJ) campus
Monmouth University (NJ) campus
Monmouth University (NJ) campus
Monmouth University (NJ) campus
Monmouth University (NJ) campus

From the School

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

Monmouth offers a comprehensive array of baccalaureate degree programs in areas that are in demand in the workplace. Through small classes geared toward individual attention and led by an innovative faculty, students are afforded a challenging learning environment on a campus that blends classic beauty with the latest technology.

A comprehensive selection of baccalaureate and graduate degree programs in subject areas that are in demand in the workplace are 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 interested in 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.

Other academic opportunities include a software engineering program that is only one of twenty-two accredited programs in the United States, a music industry program that interfaces with industry professionals in and out of the classroom, and a marine and environmental biology and policy program that benefits from the University's proximity to costal 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.


From The School

The early action deadline for first-time, full-time students is December 1, and for regular decision it is March 1.

Students applying to the spring semester must do so by December 1.

If you're applying as a part-time student, applications for the fall semester are due by July 15, and for the spring semester they are due by December 1.

Applicants to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program should submit their applications by December 1 for the fall start term only.

A complete application includes the application form, a non-refundable $50 application fee, all official transcripts, standardized test scores, at least one letter of recommendation, and a personal essay of 250 to 500 words.


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

Learn about new SAT scores and college admission here
SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
460 - 550
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
470 - 570
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
460 - 550
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 25

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted


Early Action
December 1

March 1

Other Admission Factors


Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


From The School

Academic Programs

Undergraduate students interested in the sciences, if qualified, can be involved in hands-on original research projects with faculty. These students are presenting award-winning research at regional, national, and international conferences along with earning faculty co-authorship in peer-reviewed publications.

At Monmouth, about ten percent of first-year students enroll in one of the University's five-year baccalaureate/master’s programs. Subject areas for five-year programs are offered in computer science, business, criminal justice, education (select programs), English, history, social work, and software engineering.

Additionally, Graduate Studies at Monmouth University provides high-quality master's degree and certificate programs to students seeking to increase their professional skills and enhance their intellectual development. Monmouth also offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Every program curriculum aims to improve students' leadership qualities and prepare them for career advancement, career changes, or further study.

Graduate students have chances to advance their knowledge and engage in scholarly research with faculty members who are not only impassioned teachers and mentors, but also leaders in their chosen fields. Those enrolled benefit from Monmouth's commitment to personalized attention and a strong bond between students and faculty members.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Art*: optional concentration in Photography*
Biology*: optional concentration in Molecular Cell Physiology
Business Administration*: concentrations in Accounting*, Economics*, Economics and Finance, Finance*, Finance and Real Estate, International Business, Management and Decision Sciences, Marketing*, Marketing, Management, and Decision Sciences, or Real Estate Chemistry*: optional concentrations in Advanced Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Chemical Physics
Clinical Laboratory Sciences: concentration in Medical Laboratory Science
Communication*: Communication Studies, Public Relations/Journalism, or Radio/TV
Computer Science*: concentrations in Advanced Computing or Applied Computing
Criminal Justice*
Education: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, Secondary, English as a Second Language, Teacher of Students with Disabilities
English*: optional concentration in Creative Writing*
Fine Arts: concentrations in Animation or Graphic and Interactive Design
Foreign Language: concentrations in Spanish, Spanish and Communication/Journalism, or Spanish and Communication/Radio and TV
Health and Physical Education (teaching and non-teaching options)
Health Studies*
History and Political Science Homeland Security*
Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy
Mathematics*: optional concentration in Statistics*
Medical Laboratory Science
Music: optional concentration in Music Industry
Nursing (BSN) (direct admit program, freshmen only)
Nursing (RN to BSN) (transfer students with RN license only)
Political Science*: optional concentration in International Relations or Legal Studies*
Social Work
Software Engineering
Spanish and International Business

Art History
Asian Studies
Business of Healthcare
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Forensic Investigation
Gender Studies
General Management
Geographic Information Systems
Global Sustainability
Graphic Design/Computer Graphics
Information Technology
Interactive Media
Irish Studies
Leadership Communication
Media Production
Musical Theatre
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Popular Music
Professional Writing
Public Policy
Public Relations
Religious Studies
Screen Studies
Social Justice
Social Services
Spanish for Business
Sports Communication

Business Administration
Computer Science

Criminal Justice
Education (certain programs)
Social Work
Software Engineering

*Major and minor available

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • 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

  • Communication Studies/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 Clinical Sciences

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

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Homeland Security

  • 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

Monmouth University in New Jersey is a small liberal arts school that provides an environment and experience where students truly learn and gain marketable life skills. Students here are all about "getting a good education in a suburban area that will prepare you for your intended career," and there is "an incredible combination of a laid back persona with professionalism." A "great internship program," excellent scholarships, and a five-year master's program are just a few of the school's draws, and the school "takes strong pride in its education, professors, students, athletics along with everything else, and will settle for nothing but the best."

Most of the professors at Monmouth "really care about student success" and "are friendly and easily accessible outside the classroom," though many students say there is a contingent that phones in their lectures. "I've had professors that are really hands-on and stray from the typical slideshow and…do in-class presentations, while I've had other professors read off the PowerPoint the whole time," says a senior.

Due to the small class sizes, "it's difficult to go into a classroom unnoticed," so "teachers are able to focus on you and help." Additionally, "[students] aren't lost in a crowd" and "Monmouth really tries to create a community-feel among all the students." For those needing extra help, there is "a wonderful Center for Student Services in which a tutor can be reached, a writing center to help with papers, [and] a math center." "I enjoy almost all of my classes and love the relaxed nature of the university as a whole," says a student.


Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


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
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes

Colleges that Create Futures


From The School

Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

$36,600 (Commuter)
$50,100 (Resident)

Financial Aid

Every year, thousands of our students receive financial aid packages. Those packages typically include scholarships, grants, student loans, and work-study that may be applied toward tuition and fees, room and board or living expenses, books, and other personal expenses.

Here are some facts to consider about the financial aid packages created for Monmouth's undergraduates last year:

99% received some form of financial aid.
About 96% received a scholarship or grant (federal, state, or University).
The average scholarship/grant package was $22,521.
The average financial aid package, including student loans and work-study, was approximately $26,900.
More than $59 million in University grants and scholarships was awarded; this places Monmouth among the more affordable private universities in New Jersey.


Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 15

Required Forms


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

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

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
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


From The School

The University is proud to host a successful NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics program that fields 23 teams for men and women. The University’s basketball and track and field teams compete in the 153,200-square-foot OceanFirst Bank Center—a 4,200-seat venue that opened in 2009. All Monmouth students have access to the arena, which also houses a 200-meter, six-lane indoor track; fitness center; conference space; the University Store; and luxury suites. The University’s football, men’s/women’s lacrosse and outdoor track and field programs open their new home in Fall 2017, with the debut of Monmouth Stadium. The new stadium, adjacent to the OceanFirst Bank Center, will accommodate 4,200 fans and feature state-of-the-art media facilities and end zone to end zone seating.

Beyond athletics, students have an assortment of extracurricular activities to choose from, including more than 110 student-run clubs and organizations, as well as sororities and fraternities that engage in service work on behalf of the University and the community. Students can also get involved with the Student Government Association, the campus newspaper (The Outlook), the student-run online news portal (The Verge), the FM radio station (WMCX), the television station (Hawk TV), the yearbook (Shadows), and the literary magazine (Monmouth Review).

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented



57% female
43% male
14% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

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."


From The School


Located in the town of West Long Branch, New Jersey, Monmouth is situated on a beautiful, coastal campus that is one mile from the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean and also about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia. The 156-acre campus is home to a diverse student body comprising some 6,400 undergraduate and graduate students. Students come to Monmouth from 32 states and 34 countries to participate in the University's academic programs.

A fully wireless campus and a wide array of digital resources along with new academic facilities allows students to actively participate in learning opportunities with innovative faculty members. A ratio of 14 students to each professor enables a personalized learning environment along with mentoring opportunities.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

The Monmouth University Library holds approximately 360,000 print and electronic monographs, 74,000 print and electronic periodicals, 180 databases, and 1,200 media assets including CDs and DVDs. All academic programs are amply supported by state-of-the-art computer hardware and software and classroom/laboratory facilities. The major components supporting Monmouth academic programs include Windows, Mac OS, and Unix systems connected via an expansive wired and wireless network, which spans all campus buildings and encompasses more than 2,400 workstations in general and specialty labs and classrooms.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Putting learning into action is what makes education come alive. Experiential education, which includes internships, study abroad, select service learning projects, dedicated experiential coursework, or cooperative learning experiences, is a required part of the undergraduate curriculum. By their senior year, seventy-seven percent of Monmouth undergraduate students have completed a practicum, internship, co-op, or similar real world experience; only forty-nine percent of graduating students at comparable institutions have done this according to the latest National Survey of Student Engagement.

At Monmouth, professional-quality experience comes in many forms, from collaborating on original research with faculty that can be presented at national and international conferences to traveling with the mock trial team and engaging in a wide-variety of academic field experiences. There are service learning and global study opportunities in Australia, England, Italy, Spain, India, Haiti, and more.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

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. 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."

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Department of Disability Services for Students

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Skip Carey,

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

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

Dictionary allowed in exams

Computer allowed in exams

Spellchecker allowed in exams

Extended test time



Oral exams


Distraction-free environment

Accommodation for students with ADHD

Reading machine

Other assistive technology

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

17% join a fraternity
18% join a sorority


Athletic Division
Division I

49% participate in intramural sports
11% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Hawks)
11 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Hawks)
12 Sports

Cross Country
Field Hockey
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

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 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


School Has Formal Sustainability Committee

Sustainability-focused degree available

School employs a sustainability officer

Public GHG inventory plan

% food budget spent on local/organic food

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share

Car Sharing Program

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program

Cash-Out Parking

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling

School Developed Bicycle Plan

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees

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:

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:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

HP, Dell and Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

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

Campus Visits Contact

Casey Cantaffa
Visitation Coordinator

400 Cedar Ave
West Long Branch, NJ 07764



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

Information Sessions


Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Coach Directly

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

accepted student days

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


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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