Aerial view of campus at sunset

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
  • Over 300 majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs
  • 21,005 total students
  • 16,374 undergraduate students
  • 4,631 graduate students
  • Student to teacher ratio: 17 to 1
  • Average class size: 24.5

Academic Programs and Degrees

Awards and Recognitions

  • In 2017, the State of New Jersey designated Montclair State a Public Research University.
  • In 2019, the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education recognized Montclair State as a Doctoral University – High Research Activity.
  • Montclair State is a U.S. Department of Education-designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, highlighting the institution’s commitment to providing underserved populations access to affordable higher education.
  • U.S. News & World Report listed Montclair State as tied for No. 176 among all national universities in its 2021 rankings, as well as No. 128 in Best Colleges for Veterans, No. 20 in Top Performers on Social Mobility and No. 87 in Top Public Schools.
  • Montclair State University’s online Master of Arts in Educational Leadership program was ranked No. 1 in New Jersey and No. 25 in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best Online Programs rankings.
  • Montclair State’s graduate programs in education were ranked among the nation’s best in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Education Schools.
  • The Feliciano School of Business was included in the 2020 edition of “The Best Business Schools” published by The Princeton Review.
  • Hispanic Outlook on Education named Montclair State as one of the nation’s Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics in 2020.
  • The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2019 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 2020 list.
  • Montclair State was included by Alarms.org in its “Safest Colleges in America 2020” list.
  • Money magazine ranked Montclair State among the nation’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” in 2020. Money also ranked the University at No. 16 on its 2020 “Most Transformative Colleges” list.
  • Campus Pride named Montclair State a “Premier Campus” in its 2020 Campus Pride Index, the national listing of LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. Montclair State earned the maximum five stars out of five, one of only two institutions in New Jersey to do so.
  • In 2019, 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 2019 NJBIZ Reader Rankings.
  • Montclair State was included in “America’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges” by Washington Monthly’s 2020 College Guide.
  • Montclair State was designated a “Voter Friendly Campus” earning a place on Washington Monthly’s list of “Best Colleges for Student Voting” in 2020.

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
  • The first university in New Jersey with an innovative Microgrid that can function independently and generate its own electrical power

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

  • New Jersey residents: $13,071 (per year)
  • Non-New Jersey residents: $21,031 (per year)

Last Modified: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 1:55 pm