MSU

Montclair State University

1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    407
  • Class Notes
    241
  • Textbook Notes
    121
  • Study Guides
    45
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,057
  • Previously Enrolled
    574

Overview of Montclair State University (MSU)

About this school

Montclair State, founded in 1908, is a public, liberal arts university. Its 200-acre campus is located in Upper Montclair, 30 miles northwest of Newark.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:16,852
    • Men:6,580 Men (39.0%)
    • Women:10,272 Women (61.0%)

Location

Static map

Admission Information (MSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Montclair State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Considered if submitted
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1 Normal Avenue
City, State, Zip
Montclair, NJ 07043-1624
Phone
(973) 655-4444
Fax
(973) 893-5455

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
71% of 13,384 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 8,403 applicants were admitted
Men
64% of 4,981 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
3,017 (32%) of 9,457 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,953 (31%) of 6,276 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,064 (33%) of 3,181 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.24
375 And Above
8%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
30%
2.50 - 2.99
24%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid (MSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $12,455|Out-of-state: $20,567 (40.85%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,466 (44.16%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,300 (4.26%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,270 (10.72%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Montclair State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002617
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,757 (92.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,313 (83.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,126 (91.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
252 (11.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$9,632
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,460 (68.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,457
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,050 (96.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,910
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 105 (4.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
105 (3.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,175

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
12,347 (74.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
10,689 (86.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
10,127 (94.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,184 (11.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$9,931
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,887 (68.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,536
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 9,780 (96.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,432
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 445 (4.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
445 (2.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,899

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
71%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$28,070
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, International Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,362

Academics & Instruction (MSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


636

Part-Time Faculty


1,219

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


31%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 7% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 27% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 38% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 24% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
638,188
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1850
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Montclair State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


81.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


39.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


60.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


65.2%

Programs & Majors (MSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (61)


  • Accounting
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Dance, General
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Information Technology
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other
  • Linguistics
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Mathematics, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Radio and Television
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Women's Studies
  • Youth Services/Administration

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Psychology, Family and consumer sciences, Visual and performing arts

Online Degrees


Teaching, music, aquatic and coastal science, chemistry, mathematics, statistics

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Science, Doctor of Education

Master's Programs of Study (60)


  • Accounting
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Archives/Archival Administration
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Arts Administration
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Science
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Disability Studies
  • Ecology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • French
  • Geosciences
  • Health Education
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Marine Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacology
  • Physical Education
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Sustainable Development
  • Theater
  • Therapies--Dance, Drama, and Music

Campus Life (MSU)

Location & Geography

Population


37,669

Nearest Metropolitan Area


New York City

Campus Size


250 acres

Weather


Temperature
23.4 average low in January, 82.3 average high in September
Rain
122 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Newark
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Newark

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


32% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


69%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Red Hawk
School Colors
Scarlet and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Field Hockey
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Field Hockey
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Montclair State University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, latin american student organization, campus recreation, msu players, unified asian american student organization, slam (student life at montclair)

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


14,944

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
16,852
Women
10,272
Men
6,580

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 6.0% Asian
  • 13.1% Black/African-American
  • 28.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 42.0% White
  • 7.4% Unknown

International Students


2.0%

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


4,161

Student Resources (MSU)