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Monmouth University

West Long Branch , NJ

Monmouth University


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

Address 400 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, NJ  07764-1898
United States
Contact Ms. Victoria Bobik
Director of Undergraduate Admission
Phone: 732-571-3456
Fax: 732-263-5166

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Application Fee
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
One recommendation
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended Other requirements may exist (see below)
Other requirements: Resume of activities including community involvement and leadership positions

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen March 1st April 1st
Other early decision plan December 1st January 15th
Transfer July 15th Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
ACT Composite 23 20 25

Tuition & Fees

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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens

Financial Aid

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Student Body

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Hispanic/Latino 12.19%
Black or African American 5.35%
White or Caucasian 71.68%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.13%
Asian 3.46%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.02%
Two or more races 2.17%
Other 4.25%


Male (43.23%)
Female (56.77%)

Campus Life


College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 41%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, The Big Event and Spring Fest

Student Services

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Most popular organizations:
Veterans Student Association, Student Government Association, Economics and Finance Club, Pre-Law Club and Colleges Against Cancer

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
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Bowling No No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Field Hockey No No No
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Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Sailing No Checkmark No
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Softball Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
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Bowling No Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Field Hockey No Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Sailing No Checkmark No
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Tennis No Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No


Total Faculty
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 284
Part-time - 362
Male - 308
Female - 338