Monmouth University

Monmouth University

Monmouth University is a coeducational, private university located in West Long Branch, New Jersey, United States. It was established in 1933 as Monmouth Junior College. It was renamed to Monmouth College in 1956. In 1995, it received its charter and was finally christened as Monmouth University. The University grants admission to more than 4,500 students every year.

Monmouth University is organized into the following schools:

  • Graduate School
  • Honors School
  • Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Education
  • School of Science, Technology, and Engineering
  • School of Social Work
  • Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • The University's sports teams are called the Monmouth Hawks. The official mascot is a blue colored hawk. The University sponsors a variety of sports for its students. Men can participate in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor track, soccer, field hockey, tennis, and outdoor track and field. Women can participate in basketball, cross country, golf, indoor track, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, and outdoor track and field.

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Monmouth University
400 Cedar Ave
West Long Branch , NJ 07764-1898
General Phone: (732) 571-3400

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Monmouth University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management344business management, accounting
Liberal Arts228African-American studies, foreign language and literature, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, interdisciplinary studies, anthropology, cartography, ...
Media174communication studies, public relations
Education and Teaching162education, educational administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, reading teaching
Therapy and Counseling147psychology, counseling psychology, substance abuse counseling
Family and Social Work134public policy analysis, social work
Computer Science and Engineering106computer and info science
Security and Law Enforcement93criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety
Nursing and Emergency Medicine61adult health nursing, nursing science, various nursing
Science40biology, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry
Art Studies36art studies
Music30music, music management
Engineering27electrical engineering, various engineering courses
Medical Support and Technology10health service and sciences, clinical lab tech
Fine Arts9fine arts studies

Number of programs and degrees for Monmouth University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year734
Bachelor's degree96027
Postbaccalaureate certificate118
Master's degree55120
Post-master's certificate107
Associate's degree101

Monmouth University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Monmouth University had a total enrollment of 6,494 students (5,823 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 70%
Graduate 30%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 5%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 15%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 27%
20-21 26%
22-24 19%
25-29 11%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey82%
New York8%

Monmouth University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %
Part-Time 100 %

Monmouth University Room and Board (2007)

Monmouth University offers campus housing for 1,936 of its 5,823 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of West Long Branch, New Jersey for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Jersey Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Monmouth University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal490560
SAT Math510590
ACT Composite2224

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT92%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT8%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Monmouth University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 24,098
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 24,098
Room and board $ 9,221
Room charge $ 5,809
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,226
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,597

Financial Aid:
Monmouth University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 261600)

Monmouth University Faculty

Monmouth University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2644
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2441

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year22$123,62013$98,457
Associate professoracademic year47$91,35832$83,164
Assistant professoracademic year24$65,74644$63,661
Instructoracademic year3$47,9155$55,772
Lectureracademic year21$53,07236$50,879
All faculty totalacademic year117$84,185130$68,098

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Monmouth University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Northeast Conference
Basketball Northeast Conference
Baseball Northeast Conference
Track Northeast Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports3387120

Monmouth University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, Other

Family And Social Work
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Public Relations/Image Management

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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Top 19%Monmouth University Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs

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