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Montclair State University

Founded
1908
Total students
21,784
Student to staff ratio
17:1
Nationalities represented
74

Why Montclair State University?

Montclair State University is a top 100 public university located in Montclair, New Jersey. Join a vibrant on-campus community with the convenience of university resources to enhance your studies and your overall US university experience.

When students want to travel to New York City, they'll find it is less than an hour away by train. Between nearby Manhattan’s work opportunities and our key partnerships, our students graduate with a résumé that stands out at job interviews.

We offer micro-internships, co-ops, CEO mentorship programs and more to empower students to develop the skills needed to succeed in the corporate world. 

284Forbes – Top Colleges 2022
90Washington Monthly – National University Rankings 2022

Campus and location

Montclair State University campuses

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Montclair

Find next-level value near New York City. Montclair State University is located in Montclair, New Jersey, less than hour by train to New York City. Experience the best of our lively on-campus community as your home base and the benefits that come with living within 15 miles of Times Square.

Costs and Entry Requirements

Typical costs

While tuition fees, accommodation prices and food costs may vary depending on your chosen degree, student residences and personal spending habits, below you'll find an estimated cost of attendance at Montclair State University.

Academic year
2023/24

Cost

Approximate amount per year (USD)

Tuition Fees

$23,595 - $23,595

Accommodation

$9,130 - $12,952

Insurance

$2,695 - $2,695

ESTIMATED TOTAL

$35,420

-

$39,242

Scholarships

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Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements for Montclair State University are shown below. Please note that specific admissions requirements may vary by academic program.

Please refer to the university website for details on these programs with additional requirements.

Undergraduate programs with additional requirements: Animation and Visual Effects, Illustration, Visual Communication Design, Recording Arts and Production, Music (Performance, Jazz Studies, Jazz Education, School and Community Settings, Theory and Composition), Music Therapy, Musical Theatre, Theatre (Acting, Design, Technology and Management) and Dance.

Application process:

  • Portfolios should be submitted at the time of application. For programs that require an audition or an interview, the student will apply as normal via the INTO Apply form, the application will be sent to Montclair, they will review the application and make a decision on admission to the university.

  • The student will receive an initial offer directly from the university for an undeclared status at Montclair along with instructions on booking an audition or an interview and paying the required (for some majors) audition fee of $50-$65.

  • If successful in the audition or interview, the offer will be updated to a major specific offer.

Academic Entry Requirements

GPA: Each application for admission to Montclair State University is reviewed individually, and the admissions process is a competitive one. Each decision is made within the context of the whole applicant pool and the number of places available in our incoming class.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: 6 TOEFL: 70 Duolingo: 95 PTEA: 48 Other Tests: ITEP (International Test of English Proficiency):3.7, SAT: 480 EBRW section, ACT:22 English section

Typical costs

While tuition fees, accommodation prices and food costs may vary depending on your chosen degree, student residences and personal spending habits, below you'll find an estimated cost of attendance at Montclair State University.

Academic year
2023/24

Cost

Approximate amount per year (USD)

Tuition Fees

$17,066 - $19,916

Accommodation

$9,130 - $12,952

Insurance

$2,695 - $2,695

ESTIMATED TOTAL

$28,891

-

$35,563

Scholarships

Graduate ScholarshipsThis link will open in a new tab

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements for Montclair State University are shown below. Please note that specific admissions requirements may vary by academic program.

Academic Entry Requirements

GPA: Specific admissions requirements may vary by academic program. Please refer to the university website for more details.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 83 Duolingo: 105 PTEA: 53 Other Tests: iTEP (International Test of English Proficiency): 4.5

Top Ranked Subjects

308-537

Computer Science

326

Business

Careers

Montclair State University Career Experiences

From internships to industry-linking co-ops, students can build the foundation for their future career at Montclair State University.

  • Micro-internships: Current students and recent graduates can get paid working on projects with employers through our micro-internships. Simply create a profile and you will get matched with a posted project. Whether you want to explore different career paths or get an idea on the type of work and skills expected when you graduate, our micro-internships are a strategic resume builder.

  • Co-op program: With faculty and counselor supervision, our co-op program lets students across disciplines get real-world work experience with leading companies all while earning credits towards their degree.

  • Campus-to-Career-Transition courses: Develop the skills needed to thrive in the corporate world. Take courses in key areas like resume writing, job search strategies, interviewing skills and networking with employers.

  • CEO program: A mentorship program designed for students to develop their professional skills through a workshop series led by Career Services.

Accommodation

Information about accommodation can be found on Montclair State University’s website.

University accommodation pageThis link will open in a new tab

Services and facilities

Montclair State University Facilities

  • Center for Business Analytics and Innovative Technologies (CBAIT): Students, faculty, alumni, and industry partners come together to make groundbreaking discoveries in business analytics. The CBAIT’s goal is to help innovate local and global organizations through developments in business analytics and associated technology.

    • Our center’s faculty specialize in research and host seminars in the following areas:

      • Blockchain

      • Healthcare analytics

      • Text analytics

      • FinTech

      • Digital transformation

  • Center for Computing and Information Science: Our 44,000-square-foot Center for Computing and Information Science houses specialized computer hardware labs as well as cross-college joint degree programs, clean energy and sustainability analytics center and much more. Take our virtual tour to see for yourself.

  • School of Communications/Center of Cooperative Media: Our School of Communications gives students access to industry standard, state-of-the-art facilities like a 4K studio, film studio, newsroom, Center for Cooperative Media WMSC Radio and more.

How to apply

How to apply

https://apply.partnerportal.intoglobal.com/ Application Fee: $60/Waived until Spring 2024

Application deadlines

Fall: May 24 Spring: October 25 *Undergraduate admissions will start posting spring decisions October 15

Application documents required to receive an offer

High School Transcripts High School Diploma Passport English Test Score University Transcript (transfer students) Proof of Degree (transfer students) SAT: SAT scores are optional Portfolio: Required for Animation and Visual Effects, Illustration, Visual Communication Design, Recording Arts and Production, Music (Performance, Jazz Studies, Jazz Education, School and Community Settings, Theory and Composition), Music Therapy, Musical Theatre, Theatre (Acting, Design, Technology and Management), Dance.
Portfolios should be submitted at the time of application. For programs that require an audition or an interview, the student will apply as normal via the INTO Apply form, the application will be sent to Montclair, they will review the application and make a decision on admission to the university. The student will receive an initial offer directly from the university for an undeclared status at Montclair along with instructions on booking an audition or an interview and paying the required (for some majors) audition fee of $50-$65. If successful in the audition or interview, the offer will be updated to a major specific offer." Reference Letters: For most majors, a recommendation letter is not required but is strongly encouraged. Submit recommendation letter from a college counselor or teacher. Please note that Dance, Musical Theatre, and Theatre majors require two recommendation letters. One of your recommendation letters should speak to your candidacy for your field of study. Personal Statement

Testing codes

TOEFL: 2520 SAT: 2520 ACT: 2572 GRE: 2520 GMAT: 1T2-NK-86 Full time MBA

Post-offer process

Confirmation deadlines

Fall: May 1 Spring: December 1

Preparing for arrival

After arrival

Attend Orientation Register for Classes Submit Final/Official Transcripts and Test Scores if not sent earlier Pay Remaining Tuition and Fees if applicable How to Pay: https://www.montclair.edu/red-hawk-central/student-accounts/payment-options/?

How to apply

https://apply.partnerportal.intoglobal.com/ Application Fee: $60/Waived until Spring 2024

Application deadlines

Fall: May 24 Spring: October 25 *Graduate admissions will start posting spring decisions September 5th

*Business Analytics Priority Deadline: April 25

*MBA Priority Deadline: April 25

Application documents required to receive an offer

Passport English Test Score University Transcript Proof of Degree GRE/GMAT: Required for Accounting M.S. Reference Letters: 1-2 Reference letters. As requirements vary by major, please consult our programs of study page for information specific to your program. Personal Statement/Essay Unofficial documents are permitted for evaluation purposes. If you are an undergraduate student in your last term, you may upload an unofficial copy of your current transcript. Upon acceptance into a graduate program, a final transcript indicating that you have completed your undergraduate studies will be required before the start of classes. Resume/CV: Required for Some programs. As requirements vary by major, please consult our programs of study page for information specific to your program.

Testing codes

TOEFL: 2520 SAT: 2520 ACT: 2572 GRE: 2520 GMAT: 1T2-NK-86 Full time MBA

Post-offer process

Confirmation deadlines

Fall: May 1 Spring: December 1

Preparing for arrival

After arrival

Attend Orientation Register for Classes Submit Final/Official Transcripts and Test Scores if not sent earlier Pay Remaining Tuition and Fees if applicable: https://www.montclair.edu/red-hawk-central/student-accounts/payment-options/?

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