Montclair State University: Review & Facts

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Montclair State University is a large four-year, public school with 18,385 students enrolled. This school was originated in 1908 and is one of the 3 schools and colleges located in Montclair, New Jersey.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
84
1-year certificate, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, and doctoral degree are available at Montclair State University.

Montclair State University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 84 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Work and Family Studies, Management, Business, and Psychology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges and schools.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. Nevertheless, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
81%
The student retention rate at Montclair State University is high at 81% (above New Jersey average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Montclair State University is average - 62%. Around 23% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Montclair State University is decent -- 17:1. Find out more information on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$20,200
Average tuition cost is fairly high, about $17,100 a year. The additional fees at Montclair State University not covered by tuition are around $3,100; this makes it a total of $20,200 per year.

Read the details about Montclair State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
55%
As reported in recent data, 12,319 applications were submitted and 6,716 were accepted; so it is not very hard to get admitted at this school.

Montclair State University might accept your dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits at entry.

Read more about admissions as well applicants test score information at Montclair State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$9,500
Montclair State University provides a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a great option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Montclair State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D
Montclair State University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 4,500 students, which offers a good on-campus housing option. The room price is high - approximately $9,500 per year.

Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Montclair State University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Montclair State University seems to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Montclair State University Location and Maps



Post Address: Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue - 855 Valley Road, Montclair, New Jersey 07043-1624, USA
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