Montclair State University

Montclair State University

Montclair State University is a public university established in 1908. The university has more than 3,000 graduate and over 13,000 undergraduate students. Montclair State University contains 7 schools and colleges:

  • Graduate School
  • The College of Education and Human Services
  • The College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • The College of Science and Mathematics
  • The College of the Arts
  • The John J. Cali School of Music
  • The School of Business

The sports teams of the university are known as the Red Hawks. The university offers men's and women's soccer, basketball, driving, swimming, lacrosse, and various other sports.

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Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue - 855 Valley Road
Montclair , NJ 07043-1624
General Phone: (973) 655-4000

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Montclair State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts731women's studies, linguistics, French language, Italian language, Spanish language, Classical languages, Latin language, English, humanities, ...
Education and Teaching593education, educational administration, instructional media design, special ed, education of learning disabled, early childhood special ed, school counseling, student counseling, business teaching, ...
Business and Management568business management
Family and Social Work513family and consumer science, food and nutrition, food and related services, social work
Therapy and Counseling335psychology, educational psychology, communication disorders, music therapy
Science234biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Media117communication studies, radio and television
Art Studies108art studies
Drama and Performing Arts66dance, drama
Music54music, music performance
Mathematics51mathematics, statistics
Computer Science and Engineering38computer and info science, information technology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy29parks and recreation management, athletic trainer
Design27fashion design
Law23legal assistant, legal professions
Religion and Philosophy14philosophy, religion
Conservation and Resource Management12environmental studies, natural resources management
Hospitality10hospitality management
Medical Support and Technology9health service and sciences, audiology
Photography and Commercial Art8cinematography
Fine Arts8fine arts

Number of programs and degrees for Montclair State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree83738
Postbaccalaureate certificate7113
Doctor's degree84
Bachelor's degree2,63249

Montclair State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Montclair State had a total enrollment of 16,736 students (14,411 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 40%
Women 60%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 76%
Graduate 24%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 57%
Black 9%
Hispanic 16%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 21%
20-21 25%
22-24 22%
25-29 14%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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

New Jersey97%
(International Students)1%
New York1%

Montclair State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %
Part-Time 52 %

Montclair State Room and Board (2007)

Montclair State offers campus housing for 6,940 of its 14,411 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Montclair, 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.

Montclair State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440530
SAT Math450550
SAT Writing450540

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT98%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Montclair State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 9,428
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,208
Room and board $ 6,750
Room charge $ 6,750
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,300
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 3,300

Financial Aid:
Montclair State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 261700)

Montclair State Faculty

Montclair State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track5680
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1212

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*2*
Associate professorcalendar year2*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$113,5225$103,820

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year109$111,79471$110,748
Associate professoracademic year91$89,00168$86,902
Assistant professoracademic year66$72,01697$72,108
Instructoracademic year7$50,8017$41,946
All faculty totalacademic year273$93,016243$86,669

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

Montclair State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football New Jersey Athletic Conference
Basketball New Jersey Athletic Conference
Baseball New Jersey Athletic Conference
Track New Jersey Athletic Conference

Montclair State 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
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies
Natural Resources Management and Policy

Fashion/Apparel Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Business Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education, General
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Health Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Other
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Professions and Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Latin Language and Literature
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Radio and Television

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Molecular Biology
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Communication Disorders, General
Educational Psychology
Music Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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