Montclair State University

2,511 reviews
  1. Montclair, NJ
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Montclair State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New Jersey Athletic Conference
Address
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043

Montclair State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Range
880-1070
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$14,798/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,470/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,953/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,772/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,339/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,305/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.192 responses
45%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.187 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.188 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
21,000Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 111 responses
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  • Commuter
    27%
  • Hardworking
    25%
  • Average.
    23%
  • Hardworking, commuter
    21%
  • Something
    3%
  • Attentive
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.209 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.241 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 127 responses
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  • It's all here
    30%
  • Beautiful
    15%
  • Commuter
    13%
  • Perfect in certain ways, generally on the rise
    9%
  • Small, hilly, convenient, pretty, harsh weather
    9%
  • Convenient
    8%
  • Stairs
    5%

After Montclair State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.130 responses

Reviews

2,511 reviews
  • Excellent
    302
  • Very Good
    844
  • Average
    1066
  • Poor
    191
  • Terrible
    108
Being an accounting major, I hardly ever need to leave the school of business (it's practically my second home). The four years of undergrad are pretty much planned out for me, I have little room to mess up on classes and not much time to branch out (in terms of taking classes just for pure interest rather than fulfilling a requirement). Most of my professors have been great, but if you're an accounting student stay away from Lohrey and Chang, prepare yourself for Markoff because he's the hardest professor you'll have, and take Lipari if you can! The school of business (aka the feliciano building) was recently built so everything looks new and clean, the rooms and layout of the rooms all vary in size and many change based on floor (as it's done by business majors). The class sizes remind me of high school, 20+ students in the class unless you have Degaetano - in that case it'll be around 15 students (maybe less).
  • College Sophomore
  • 7 months ago
My overall experience at Montclair State University is good. But I think that it is always room for improvement on campus. The staff that work in some of the departments can be rude and it makes it hard for students to get their problems solved. There needs to be more flexibility and favor to students that are residents on campus because I feel that Montclair can be a commuter school. But other than those few " negative" things to say I think Montclair State University provides great opportunity. It is such a different school because they emphasize on being a community and one big family. I love opening my email and seeing different events hosted by different clubs and cultures . For example, I can open my email right now and it can be a event hosted by the LGBT community and NASO ( Native African Student Organization). I love how diverse my school is and embracing people from all over. I really enjoyed Montclair State University and how they always want students to be their best and succeed. There is always something on campus to participate in ! My best experience on campus was networking and getting a position for being a Peer Leader on campus. I have been working hard and I wanted to be a part of something meaningful on campus and becoming a peer leader was a highlight that I achieved at MSU!
  • College Sophomore
  • 9 months ago
MSU is in a great location since it's close to the city. Great for internships over there. Most of the college is commuter students and many students (including myself sometimes) go home on weekends even if they dorm here. That being said, I picked MSU because of it's location, staff and the fact that it's not a big party school (which is a big reason I chose it over others). I like the quieter campus atmosphere, sometimes it can get a bit boring though since most people leave on weekends and there's not a whole lot to do on campus then. Still there's loads of clubs and organizations, the school tries to get people involved with events and all the staff I've encountered bring a lot of experience to the table and have done nothing but want to help us succeed. The school NEEDS to focus on parking issues for commuters which I've heard from friends are RIDICULOUS and stop ripping students off by making meal plans mandatory in most dorms! Otherwise, I say give it a visit and see if it's right for you.
  • College Junior
  • 10 months ago