At a Glance

Campus Facts

  • Founded as the New Jersey State Normal School at Montclair in 1908
  • Located in New Jersey communities of Montclair, Little Falls and Clifton
  • Main campus encompasses 252 acres
  • 300 majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs
  • 21,013 total students
  • 16,852 undergraduate students
  • 4,161 graduate students
  • 5,200 students living on campus
  • Student to teacher ratio: 17 to 1
  • Average class size: 23

Academic Programs and Degrees

Awards and Recognitions

  • In 2017, the State of New Jersey designated Montclair State a Public Research University.
  • The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education recognized Montclair State as a Research Doctoral University in 2016, in recognition of the substantial growth in its doctoral-level education and research activities.
  • Montclair State met the criteria set forth by the U.S. Department of Education to be considered a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), highlighting the institution’s unprecedented growth and its commitment to providing underserved populations access to affordable higher education.
  • In 2015, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching named Montclair State a Community Engaged Campus, in recognition of the University’s long-standing dedication and commitment to community engagement.
  • U.S. News & World Report listed Montclair State among the top 200 national universities in the country in their 2018 rankings.
  • Montclair State’s graduate programs in elementary teacher education and secondary teacher education were both ranked #14 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Education Schools.
  • The Feliciano School of Business was included in the 2017 edition of The Best 294 Business Schools published by The Princeton Review.
  • The Princeton Review Guide to 375 Green Colleges: 2017 Edition included Montclair State in its rankings of America’s greenest campuses.
  • Montclair State was included in The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2017 list.
  • Montclair State was ranked #8 out of 2,000 four-year colleges and universities by Alarms.org in its “Safest Colleges in America 2017” list.
  • In 2016, Montclair State’s BFA Dance program was ranked fifth in the nation on the OnStage Top 10 Dance Programs list.
  • Forbes included Montclair State in its 2017 editions of America’s Top Colleges and America's Best Value Colleges rankings.
  • Money magazine ranked Montclair State among the nation’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” in 2017.
  • Montclair State was named to the Campus Pride Top 25 LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges and Universities list in 2017.
  • In 2017, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education named Montclair State a “Top Degree Producer” in its ranking of institutions that confer the most degrees to minority students.
  • The MBA and Accounting programs of the Feliciano School of Business were both ranked in the top three out of 25 New Jersey institutions in the 2017 NJBIZ Reader Rankings.

Groundbreaking Accomplishments

  • First New Jersey state college to offer master’s degrees
  • Broadcast the nation’s first education television programs
  • Offered first doctoral program at a senior public institution in New Jersey
  • First state institution to offer multiple doctoral programs

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

  • New Jersey residents: $12,454 (per year)
  • Non-New Jersey residents: $20,556 (per year)

(Updated:  9-26-2017)