In fall 2002, 3,267 students began the admissions process by sending an application to Montclair State Universityís various graduate degree, certification, certificate and non-degree programs.These students were not necessarily first time to the University, but they were first time to these programs. This number reflects complete and incomplete applications.A somewhat smaller number, 2,724, completed the application process.Those with completed applications make up the applicant base from which the numbers and percents in the accompanying tables were drawn.Fall 2002ís completed applications increased by 19 percent from last fallís figures.


Forty-six percent of the applications were for degree-seeking programs; 41.2 percent applied as non-degree students; 10.2 percent as certification students; and 3.0 percent as certificate students.


The University accepted 79.6 percent of all applicants.Of those accepted, 64.6 percent, or 1,401 students enrolled in classes this fall.


The average verbal and math Graduate Record Exam (GRE) test scores, for enrolled masters degree-seeking students, were 441 and 507, respectively.The average score for the Miller Analogies Test was 41, for the GMAT exam, 508 and for the (computer) TOEFL, 225.


The average undergraduate GPA for enrolled degree-seeking graduate students was 3.17.


Seventy-two percent of first-time enrolled graduate students were female.A racial/ethnic profile of this group shows that, for those with this information listed, 3.8 percent were Asian; 11.8 percent were African American; 6.6 were Latino/a; and 65.0 percent were White. An additional 3.8 percent were international (non-resident alien) students and 9.0 percent were missing this information.

Sixty-eight percent of the first-time enrolled graduate students came from four counties: Bergen, 19.8 percent; Essex County, 25.2 percent; Passaic County, 13.5 percent and Morris County, 9.8 percent.†† Slightly less than 7.1 percent reported out-of-state addresses.