Monmouth University

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, NJ
student ratio
total students
Tuition Cost $36,032 | $36,032
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $27,389
March 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
sat math
sat reading
sat writing
act composite


Academic Excellence Supported by a Student-Centered Community

Monmouth University is a first-tier, private university that empowers students to reach their full potential as leaders able to make significant contributions to their community and society. Monmouth offers a comprehensive array of baccalaureate degree programs in areas that are in demand in the workplace. Through small classes geared toward individual attention and led by an innovative faculty, students are afforded a challenging learning environment on a campus that blends classic beauty with the latest technology. In addition, Monmouth's Five-Year Baccalaureate/Master's Program allows qualified students to achieve both bachelor's and master's degrees in just five years. Students can select from:

- Business
- Communication
- Computer science
- Criminal justice
- Education (certain programs)
- English
- History
- Political science/public policy
- Psychology/school counseling
- Social work
- Software engineering.

Students benefit from faculty members who are not only impassioned teachers and mentors, but also proven leaders in their chosen fields. Students have opportunities to participate in faculty-led research projects, partake in other cultures in the study abroad program, and apply their knowledge out of the classroom by participating in experiential education--real-world experience related to the students' academic majors. Under the general education curriculum, students in all degree programs acquire a breadth of knowledge beyond their major fields of study, including appreciation of world culture. The curriculum also emphasizes writing, oral communication, and other interpersonal skills that are critical to personal and professional success.

A Location of Opportunities

Part of offering a quality college experience is having a location that is more than just a place, but rather a destination. Monmouth is a destination that offers something for everyone. Located in the safe, suburban area of West Long Branch, New Jersey, the campus sits less than a mile from the Atlantic Ocean and approximately one hour from New York City and Philadelphia. Monmouth students benefit from the proximity of these major cultural centers by not only finding employment possibilities upon graduation, but also by taking advantage of opportunities to gain practical experience through various internships and cooperative education programs, as well as organized trips and outings via the multitude of campus clubs and organizations. While providing easy access to these amenities, the University's secure 159-acre campus provides the perfect synthesis of historical architecture and modern facilities spread amongst 54 buildings, where there is always something interesting and inspiring to discover. The centerpiece of the campus is Woodrow Wilson Hall, a National Historic Landmark and sprawling estate that houses humanities classrooms and administrative offices. Contrasting its stately grandeur are buildings such as the Jules L. Plangere Jr. Center for Communication, which provides state-of-the-art studios and editing facilities, and Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall, which houses an art gallery, reception area, and labs for design and animation. Monmouth not only boasts a unique mix of the modern and the classic, but also houses an infrastructure of support that helps make the University accessible. The Center for Student Success (CSS) assists students through a variety of academic and career counseling services and programs, providing support throughout their University experiences. Affording a Monmouth education may be possible with the help of resources such as academic excellence awards and federal and state funding

A Dynamic Campus Experience -- Cultivating Enrichment and Excellence, Inside and Outside the Classroom

While preparing students for successful careers in leadership roles, Monmouth University believes that a major goal of higher education is to help students develop values. These include senses of citizenship and social responsibility that enable graduates to contribute actively to the societies in which they live. Academic programs and personal development opportunities at Monmouth prepare students to take the lead in an increasingly complex, multicultural world. These opportunities--combined with the myriad of art exhibits, concerts, lectures, and sightseeing trips planned each year--provide students with shared experiences outside the classroom to match the ones they receive inside. The University is proud to host a successful NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics program that fields 23 teams for men and women, including men's and women¿s swimming (new for 2015). Students also have access to the Multipurpose Activity Center (MAC), which is a 153,200-square-foot building housing a 4,100-seat arena; a 200-meter, six-lane indoor track; locker rooms; the University Store; and a modern fitness center. While the MAC is an impressive venue for sporting contests, it also hosts concerts and performances throughout the year, which have featured artists such as Daughtry, Train, and Wiz Khalifa. In addition, the MAC serves as an educational and conference space for special events, such as the Monmouth University Award for Communication Excellence (MACE), which in the past has honored Helen Thomas, former member of the White House Press Corps, and Jim Nantz, award-winning CBS sports commentator.

Beyond athletics, students have an assortment of extracurricular activities to choose from, including more than 100 student-run clubs and organizations, as well as sororities and fraternities that engage in service work on behalf of the University and the community. Students can also get involved with the Student Government Association, the campus newspaper (The Outlook), the student-run online news portal (The Verge), the FM radio station (WMCX), the television station (Hawk TV), the yearbook (Shadows), and the literary magazine (Monmouth Review). Monmouth University boasts a diverse student body comprised of approximately 6,400 undergraduate and graduate students. While many are from the Northeast, students come from all across the United States, as well as nations around the globe.

Housing is guaranteed for first-year and sophomore students who return their enrollment deposits and contracts by the May 1 deadline. An education from Monmouth University enables those enrolled to pursue their educational goals and realize their full potential for making significant contributions to their communities and societies. The Monmouth experience is more than just the small classes that allow for individual attention and student-faculty dialogue. Students are inducted into a true academic community, with support that begins with personalized academic attention and continues with advising and career counseling. Students who complete their degrees benefit from continued relationships with the Monmouth family. Many graduates return to campus to visit friends, discuss projects with faculty members, and even to recruit the next generation of alums.

Location & Contact

400 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1898

Ms. Victoria Bobik

Director of Undergraduate Admission

Phone: 732-571-3456
Fax: 732-263-5166

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Computer Software Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Foreign Languages and Literatures
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Nursing Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Homeland Security
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • General Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Health and Physical Education/Fitness
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine Arts Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.


77% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied9,097
    • Accepted7,031
    • Acceptance Rate77%
    • Enrolled4,707
    • Female Applicants5,487
    • Females Accepted4,371
    • Female Acceptance Rate79%
    • Male Applicants3,610
    • Males Accepted2,660
    • Male Acceptance Rate73%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $50
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.33
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen March 1st April 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer July 15th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading
    • SAT Math
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 23 20 25
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$36,032
    • Out-of-state tuition *$36,032
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$700
    • Room and board *$13,552
    • Room only *$7,784
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$27,389
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$28,429
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$33,634
    • Average Loan Aid:$4,689
    • Average Grant Aid:$9,517
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$12,962
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 66%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 97%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students4,707
    • Male Student Percentage43%
    • Female Student Percentage57%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino12.19%
    • Black or African American5.35%
    • White or Caucasian71.68%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.13%
    • Asian3.46%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.02%
    • Two or more races2.17%
    • Unknown or International Student4.25%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.74% representing 24 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students21% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 41%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services Yes
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Veterans Student Association, Student Government Association, Economics and Finance Club, Pre-Law Club, Colleges Against Cancer
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported


Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling No No No
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes Division B Yes
    • Golf No Division 1 Yes
    • Ice hockey No Division C No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Sailing No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Tennis No Division 1 Yes
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling No Division 1 Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Field hockey No Division 1 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 1 Yes
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Sailing No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis No Division 1 Yes
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Volleyball Yes No No


  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty646
    • Full-time Percentage44%
    • Part-time Percentage56%
    • Female Percentage52%
    • Male Percentage48%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio13:1 or 5,313 students to 405 faculty



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