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Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate91%

About Montclair State University

You’re a goal-setter, a dreamer and a thinker. And you’re definitely a doer. You know there are big things ahead, even if you don’t know what they are yet. At Montclair State University, you’ll find everything you need to rise to the level of your ambitions – and beyond. For more than a century, Montclair State University has been recognized as one of New Jersey’s most distinguished public institutions of higher education. We stand tall on a reputation for stellar academic programs and research, yet we’re always reaching higher. See for yourself and join us at Montclair State University where the view is unbeatable.

Montclair State University is a public, state university in the suburb of Montclair, New Jersey. Montclair State University was founded in 1908. The university enrolls around 21,784 students a year, including 17,290 undergraduates.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Montclair State University

It is moderately difficult to get into Montclair State University. Around 91% of applicants get into Montclair State University each year. In 2022, 21,393 students applied to Montclair State University and 19,535 were admitted.

Montclair State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 91%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 88%
Average GPA 3.3
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 88%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 14%

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Montclair State University is located in the town of Montclair, New Jersey, in the suburbs of New York City.

If you want to see Montclair State University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Route 46 to Montclair, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Newark International Airport.

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Montclair State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Montclair State University is Continuous processing.

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

Montclair State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

970 - 1200


Math SAT Range

470 - 590


Reading SAT Range

480 - 610

Montclair State University Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Montclair State University is like? There are approximately 21,784 students enrolled at Montclair State University, including 17,290 undergraduate students and 4,494 graduate students. 89% percent of students attend school full-time, 95% percent are from NJ and 5% percent of students are from other states.


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