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Montclair State University Student Life

Montclair State University is on a 250-acre campus in a suburban setting in Montclair, New Jersey, not far from New York City. Montclair State University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Montclair State University also has fraternities and sororities.

Montclair State University has a thriving Latin American Student Organization. In fact, more students participate in Latin American Student Organization than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Montclair State University include Players, Black Student Union, Montclair University Gamers and Montclair State Dance Company.

Montclair State University students' favorite campus events are Spring Week, Homecoming and World's Fair.

Does Montclair State University Offer Student Housing?

Montclair State University offers on-campus housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Montclair State University students live off campus. In 2021, 20% of undergrads at Montclair State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 80% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Montclair State University. There are 5,100 spots available in on-campus housing for all 16,374 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 2,900 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 75% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

Montclair State University offers coed housing.

Montclair State University Athletics

At Montclair State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Montclair State University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cheerleading Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Equestrian Sports Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Golf Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Gymnastics Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Ice Hockey Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Rugby Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Table Tennis Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Lacrosse Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Swimming And Diving Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Track And Field Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3

Is Montclair State University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Montclair State University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Montclair State University, take Route 46 to Montclair, NJ. If you need to fly, book your flight to Newark International Airport airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in New Jersey you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Montclair State University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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Montclair State University Students

63%

Women

37%

Men

89%

Full Time

11%

Part Time

96%

In State

4%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

40%

32%

14%

7%

3%

3%

1%

0.20%

0.12%

Undergraduate Students

16,374

Graduate Students

4,631

Non-Resident / International Students

183

Montclair State University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

21,005

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

83%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$13,073

Out-of-State

$21,033

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Apr 1
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