Monmouth University

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400 Cedar Avenue

West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1898

Phone: (732) 571-3400
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Mar. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#30 Overall Score: 57 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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Monmouth University is a private institution that was founded in 1933. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,738, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 156 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Monmouth University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 30. Its tuition and fees are $31,018 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Monmouth University, a dynamic private university, empowers students to reach their full potential as leaders who are able to make significant contributions to their community and society. Small classes, which allow for individual attention and student-faculty dialogue, together with careful academic advising and career counseling, are hallmarks of a Monmouth education. A ratio of 14 students to each professor ensures active and engaged learning. At Monmouth, students and faculty connect. In and out of the classroom, ideas are nurtured and become real, hands-on experiences making a meaningful difference in the lives of students and others. Putting learning into action is what makes education come alive. Experiential education, which includes study abroad, select service learning projects, dedicated experiential coursework, internships, or cooperative learning experiences, is a required part of the undergraduate curriculum and is a way Monmouth separates itself from many other universities. By the time they graduate, more than seventy percent of Monmouth students have completed a practicum, internship, co-op, or similar real world experience; only forty-nine percent of graduating students at comparable institutions have done this according to the 2012 National Survey of Student Engagement. Monmouth is located in the New York metropolitan area, which is home to many prominent firms that are industry leaders. There are unique academic program opportunities, including software engineering (one of twenty-two accredited programs in the United States), medical laboratory science, marine and environmental biology and policy, health studies, music industry, business administration/real estate, Spanish/international business, Spanish/communication, homeland security, and a minor in global sustainability. Undergraduates in the sciences are involved in hands-on, original research projects in student-faculty collaborative research teams. Monmouth's undergraduate researchers present award-winning research at regional, national, and international conferences and earn co-authorship with faculty on peer-reviewed publications. Regardless of major, highly qualified students may also be invited to join the Honors School. Also, about ten percent of incoming first-year students enroll in one of Monmouth's five-year baccalaureate/master's programs. These programs are offered in business, computer science, criminal justice, education (certain programs), English, history, political science/public policy, psychology/school counseling, social work, and software engineering. Monmouth boasts a diverse student body comprised of about 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students. For those wishing to experience residence hall living, on-campus housing is guaranteed for first-year students who secure housing by May 1. In 2014, housing will also be guaranteed to sophomore students. The University also offers on-campus living for upperclass students as well as off-campus living options near the beachfront. More than ninety student-run clubs and organizations encourage students to become involved outside the classroom. Performance groups, intramurals, and club sports enhance the student experience. Community service is important at Monmouth, and students regularly participate in volunteer activities. Twenty-one varsity athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division I and play an important part in life on campus, twenty in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference(MAAC) with football in the Big South Conference. Monmouth believes that in addition to providing sound preparation for successful careers, a major goal of higher education is to help students develop lasting values. These values include a keen sense of citizenship, social responsibility, and leadership qualities that equip graduates to contribute to today's increasingly complex and multicultural world. All this, and more, empowers Monmouth students to move confidently forward in all aspects of their lives.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1933
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $60,417,000


When applying to Monmouth University, it's important to note the application deadline is March 1, and the early action deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 1. The application fee at Monmouth University is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 71.1 percent and an early acceptance rate of 75.9 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 71.1%
Application deadline March 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by March 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Monmouth University is 15:1, and the school has 44 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Monmouth University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Education; Psychology; and Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 79.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 15:1
4-year graduation rate 44%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 29%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 13%
Education 11%
Psychology 7%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 6%

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Student Life

Monmouth University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,738, with a gender distribution of 40.9 percent male students and 59.1 percent female students. At this school, 46 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 54 percent of students live off campus. Monmouth University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 6,472
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

Monmouth University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Monmouth University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Monmouth University, 34 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Monmouth University.

Students who have cars on campus 34%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Monmouth University, 69.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,554.

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Tuition and fees $31,018 (2013-14)
Room and board $11,234 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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