Check in with Montclair State University's admissions department for more information on applying.
Here's an overiew of some of Montclair State University's admissions stats.
|Montclair State University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.3|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||10%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||13%|
These are the application deadlines for Montclair State University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Info Not Available||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 15||December 15|
Montclair State University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Montclair State University directly for more information about early applications.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. Montclair State University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.
➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Montclair State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating 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 prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.
What does Montclair State University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Montclair State University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Montclair State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Montclair State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Montclair State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.
Out of all students that were admitted, 35% submitted a class rank. At Montclair State University 10% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 31% were in the top 25% and 68% were in the top 50%.
At Montclair State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||13%|
|3.50 and 3.74||19%|
|3.25 and 3.49||18%|
|3.00 and 3.24||19%|
|2.50 and 2.9||23%|
|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 Montclair State University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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.
Montclair State University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Montclair State 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, 13% of Montclair State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application.
To be competitive with other Montclair State University applicants, you should strive to score between 1010 and 1205 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Montclair State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1205 and 25% of scored lower than 1010, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Montclair State University students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Montclair State University students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Montclair State University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Montclair State University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Winter Term
• Spring Term
• Winter Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Montclair State University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Montclair State University.
Does Montclair State University accept transfer credits?
✅ Montclair State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Montclair State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Montclair State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Montclair State University?
❌ No, Montclair State University is test optional, so you can make the call whether or not to include your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Montclair State University's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Montclair State University is 91%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Montclair State University?
🟨 Montclair State University may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.
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How hard is it to get into Montclair State University? Montclair State University is a somewhat selective institution. The Montclair State University acceptance rate is 91%. This means that the institution accepts 90 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Montclair State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.3. 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.
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