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Monmouth University

West Long Branch, NJ 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate84%
Acceptance Rate84%

Monmouth University Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Monmouth University, the regular decision application deadline is March 1 and the application fee is $50.

Students who submit their applications to Monmouth University for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by April 1.

Monmouth University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Monmouth University's admissions stats.

Monmouth University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 15%
Mean SAT Score 1164
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 28%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 3%
Waitlist No

Monmouth University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Monmouth University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 15 ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes December 1 January 15
Regular Decision Yes March 15 April 1

Applying Early to Monmouth University?

Monmouth University offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1. Monmouth University will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at Monmouth University is 63%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 84%.

Monmouth University accepts roughly 87% of early action applicants and 84% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, Monmouth University admitted 45 of the 71 students who applied early decision. Last year, Monmouth University admitted 3,732 of the 4,285 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early because they hope it will increase their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of being admitted, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.

➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Monmouth University Admissions

Transferring to Monmouth University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Monmouth University

Monmouth University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Monmouth University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Monmouth University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Monmouth University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Work Experience Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Volunteer Work Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered

Make sure to check with Monmouth University for more information on admission factors.

Monmouth University Application Requirements

To apply to Monmouth University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Monmouth University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements resume of activities including community involvement and leadership positions
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Monmouth University?

Students admitted to Monmouth University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6. Monmouth University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 40% submitted a class rank. At Monmouth University 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 40% were in the top 25% and 75% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Monmouth University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 17%
3.75 and 3.99 21%
3.50 and 3.74 23%
3.25 and 3.49 17%
3.00 and 3.24 11%
2.50 and 2.9 10%
2.00 and 2.49 1%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Monmouth University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Monmouth University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Monmouth University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 28% of Monmouth University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 3% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Monmouth University?

To be competitive with other Monmouth University applicants, you should aim to earn between 1080 and 1230 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Monmouth University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1230 and 25% of scored lower than 1080, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Monmouth University student is 1164.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Monmouth University students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Monmouth University students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Monmouth University?

To be most competitive at Monmouth University, you should strive to earn between 21 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Monmouth University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Monmouth University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Monmouth University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Monmouth University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is July 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Monmouth University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Monmouth University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Monmouth University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Monmouth University.

Does Monmouth University accept transfer credits?

✅ Monmouth University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Monmouth University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Monmouth University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Monmouth University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Monmouth University?

❌ No, Monmouth University is test optional, so you can choose if you want to to include your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Monmouth University's acceptance rate?

✅ Monmouth University has an acceptance rate of 84%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Monmouth University?

✅ Monmouth University's early decision acceptance rate was 63% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Monmouth University?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Monmouth University was 87% in 2021.

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Monmouth University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Monmouth University? Monmouth University is a somewhat selective institution. The Monmouth University acceptance rate is 84%. This means that the institution accepts 83 out of every 100 applicants.


Monmouth University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Monmouth University is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Monmouth University is Jul 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Monmouth University ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


21 to 26


21 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Monmouth University is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Monmouth University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Monmouth University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1080 - 1230


Math SAT Range

530 - 620


Reading SAT Range

540 - 630

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1230 and Above


1080 to 1230


1080 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Monmouth University students is 1164. Applicants with SAT scores of 1230 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Monmouth University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1080 to 1230 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1080 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Monmouth University.

Monmouth University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Monmouth University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.57. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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