Committment to Diversity

Montclair State University is an inclusive, richly diverse community that fosters mutual respect, tolerance, and understanding among all students and employees.

We embrace our differences, knowing that everyone in our multi-cultural community benefits by learning, living, working, studying, and getting to know each other.

Your student will have equal access to all campus benefits and services – including undergraduate admissions, residence life, financial aid, scholarships, athletics, course offerings, student employment, and social and recreational programs – regardless of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, gender identification, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities, or other non-academic criteria. 

Visit the pages below to learn more about specific on-campus diversity programs and initiatives.

Undergraduates as of Fall 2016

  • Female: 61%
  • Male: 39%
  • White: 47%
  • Hispanic/Latino(a): 29%
  • African American: 13%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • American Indian/Alaska Native: .1%
  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander: .2%

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.

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.

Contact our Dean of Students Office at 973-655-4118