Montclair State University campus

Overview

Applicants
12,139
Acceptance Rate
66%
Average HS GPA
3.22

GPA Breakdown

8%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
29%
3.00 - 3.24
24%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
430 - 530
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 540
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
430 - 540

Testing Policies


Deadlines


Early Action
November 15

Regular
March 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Recommendation(s)

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
1,846
with Terminal Degree
607

975
Women
871
Men
287
Minority
29
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
39%
Graduate in 5 years
61%
Graduate in 6 years
65%

Degrees

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

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Angelo Cali
Founder of Mack-Cali Realty Corp

Marge Roukema
Former Congresswoman

Mike Fratello
Former NBA coach

Melba Moore
Former entertainer

E. Scott Garrett
Congressman

Lou Campanelli
Basketball Coach

Allen Ginsberg
Poet

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
39%
Graduate in 5 years
61%
Graduate in 6 years
65%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,844

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,756

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,365

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$10,145

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$8,768
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$16,659
Required Fees
$3,348
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,300

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

On-Campus Room and Board
$14,094
Comprehensive Fee

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)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
16,810
Foreign Countries Represented
106

Demographics

5.54%
Asian
11.90%
African-American
26.61%
Hispanic
42.83%
Caucasian
8.67%
Unknown
1.45%
International

61% female
39% male
89% are full time
11% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
30%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
51%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
International Student
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
160
Number of Honor Societies
4

Number of Social Sororities
17
Number of Religious Organizations
8

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Red Hawks)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Diving
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Red Hawks)
10 Sports

Basketball
Diving
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: www.montclair.edu/wellness/ssd

Minority Support Groups: /Within the Department of Earth and Environmental Studies in CSAM, there is also a program specifically geared towards minority to allow them to pursue studies and careers in science, math and engineering. “The College of Science and Mathematics will take a leadership role in the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) grant, a program funded by the National Science Foundation to increase the quality and quantity of students who successfully complete a degree in the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)”

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Montclair State University (MSU) became the first university in the nation to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Environmental Protection Agency. The agreement commits MSU to incorporating green policies and activities into all university planning and operations, including the use of green building, alternative energy, large-scale recycling, and environmental conservation. MSU also launched the PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies, with a grant from the PSEG Foundation. The Institute helps train the next generation of scientists and decision-makers in interdisciplinary research, education, and outreach curriculum to address sustainability issues and serves as a resource for local, state, and federal agencies and the community. University Hall is already LEED-certified and all new buildings are require to seek LEED Silver. The Student Recreation Center and the John J. Cali School of Music are in the process of becoming certified. MSU instituted a campus-wide recycling program and built in mandatory use of green products into its recently awarded housekeeping contract (more than 94 percent of products used are Green Seal-certified). MSU is advancing the cause of environmental sustainability by offering the only doctoral program in environmental management in the state of New Jersey; hosting the Passaic River Institute dedicated to the clean-up and study of the Passaic River; and having the first aerobic food composter on a college campus in New Jersey. MSU also has a 100-kilowatt solar field at its New Jersey School of Conservation at Stokes State Forest and is constructing a 200-kilowatt solar field on campus that will provide electricity for a residence hall. MSU’s career guidance offers counseling for students interested in green jobs, linking students with service learning and co-op internship opportunities that incorporate a green experience.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
No

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
0%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Cash-Out Parking
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

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

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
No

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

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
No

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
350

Average Number of PC's per Lab
40

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
75%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple, Lenovo, HP, Toshiba

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
Fred Stolarski III
Visit Experience Coordinator

Address
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

Phone
973-655-6919

Email
stolarskifr@mail.montclair.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Living Communities
The Heights
John J. Cali School of Music
Recreation Center
Kasser Theater

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Hamilton House Museum
Israel Crane House
Montclair Art Museum
Lambert Castle
Iris Gardens

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday
M,R- 8:30-7:00/T,W,F-8:30-4:30 summer M-R 8-5:15
973-655-6919

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Contact Email Address for Visit
colachampagne@gmail.com

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Shuttle bus, NJ Transit Train and Bus, Taxi Newark International Airport

Driving Instructions to Campus
Route 46 (East): Take Valley Road exit at Route 3 junction. Travel south approximately one mile to the Normal Avenue light. Turn right at the light. Route 46 (West): Take Valley Road exit immediately preceding the Route 3 junction, travel south approximately one mile to the Normal Avenue light. Turn right at the light. Route 3 (East and West): At the Route 46 junction, take the Valley Road exit south for approximately one mile to Normal Avenue. Turn right at light. Garden State Parkway North: Take Exit 153B (left lane) to Route 3 West to Valley Road, Montclair exit. Travel south one mile to Normal Avenue light. Turn right at light. Garden State Parkway South: Exit 154 to Route 46 West to Valley Road, Montclair exit. Travel south one mile to Normal Avenue light, turn right. New Jersey Turnpike North or South: Take Exit 16W to Route 3 West. Take Valley Road, Montclair exit. Travel south one mile to Normal Avenue light. Turn right at light. (Motorist traveling north on the turnpike south of Exit 11may exit there to the Garden State Parkway North.) Lincoln Tunnel: Follow to Route 3 West. Follow Route 3 directions above. George Washington Bridge. Route 80 West to Garden State Parkway South. Follow directions above.

Local Accommodations
Georgian Inn 37 N. Mountain Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042 973-746-7156 Holiday Inn Rt. 46 West, Totowa, NJ 973-785-9000 Howard Johnson 680 Rt. 3, Clifton, NJ 973-471-3800 La Quinta Inn & Suites 265 Rt. 3 East, Clifton, NJ 973-778-6500