Montclair State University

Montclair State University

Montclair-Little Falls , United States
  • 71
    Acceptance Rate
  • 300
    Available Programs
  • 2115
  • 28038
    Average Cost
  • 93
    Employment Rate
  • Program
  • Permit


Montclair State University has prepared thousands of students for a lifetime of professional and personal success. We are unique in offering:

  • Academic programs that have earned us the title of “New Jersey’s best public university” (Forbes)
  • Opportunities to develop leadership skills and achieve professional goals through a wide range of extracurricular activities
  • A vibrant, expansive campus community

Cutting-edge technologies, such as online study opportunities, that match our students’ learning styles

Exceptional value for both in-state and out-of-state students

Building on a distinguished history dating back to 1908, Montclair State University is a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey. Designated a Research Doctoral University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the University’s nine colleges and schools serve more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students with more than 300 doctoral, master’s and baccalaureate level programs. Situated on a beautiful, 252-acre suburban campus just 12 miles from New York City, Montclair State delivers the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a supportive, sophisticated and diverse academic environment.

Entry requirements

Montclair State University considers a number of factors in reviewing an admissions application. The most important of these factors is the student’s academic performance in high school, particularly the student’s high school GPA and the rigor of the courses taken (minimum course requirements plus additional, more comprehensive coursework as described below).

Other factors considered in our holistic review process include: strong letters of recommendation from teachers and/or counselors; a well-written, thoughtful admissions essay; a commitment to extra-curricular engagement (for example, community service, leadership in student organizations and athletics, performance and artistic activities, and part-time employment); and standardized test scores.

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Scholarship & funding

Leveraging its resources as a national doctoral research university, in 2018 Montclair State launched an exciting new program for high-achieving New Jersey high school graduates. Starting with the fall 2018 entering freshman class, the University’s new Presidential Scholars Program has given accomplished, motivated students the added challenge of special academic and career preparation opportunities, and the added support of a $5,000 scholarship for each of their four years of study.

The Presidential Scholars Program is designed to identify and cultivate New Jersey’s high-achieving students and to help them make the most of their undergraduate experience. Throughout their four years of study, Presidential Scholars will participate in academic, cultural, research-driven, and career-focused programs and activities that take the college experience to the next level and prepare them to be competitive candidates in their next step after graduation – whether that’s graduate school or the workforce.


Student life

MSU is passionately committed to creating a warm and inclusive campus community for all students. MSU encourages students to participate in the full breadth of vibrant student life experiences that are available here. MSU cares about student health and wellbeing.