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
  • 21,784 total students
  • 17,290 undergraduate students
  • 4,494 graduate students
  • Student to teacher ratio: 17 to 1
  • Average class size: 24.5



Academic Programs and Degrees

Awards and Recognitions

  • The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education designates Montclair State University as an R2 – Doctoral University – High Research Activity. In FY2022, it received $21.36 million million in external grant funding.
  • The U.S. Department of Education recognizes Montclair as an  Hispanic-Serving Institution, highlighting the institution’s commitment to providing underserved populations access to affordable higher education.
  • The University ranks seventh in the nation among all 440 national universities in graduation rate performance – the rate at which students out-perform the anticipated graduation rate of those with similar backgrounds at other schools – in the U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 Best Colleges guidebook.
  • U.S. News & World Report in 2022-2023 also ranks Montclair No. 21 in Top Performers on Social Mobility, No. 91 in Top Public Schools and No. 112 for Best Colleges for Veterans.
  • Three of Montclair’s online programs are ranked in 2022 by U.S. News & World Report in following categories: No. 14 in Best Online Master’s in Education Programs; No. 61 in Best Online Master’s in Information Technology Programs; and No. 78 in Best Online MBA Programs.
  • U.S. News & World Report 2022 Best Graduate Schools ranked two of the University’s programs among the best in the nation, including the  education program (No.2 in New Jersey and No. 131 nationally) and the master’s in Public Health (No. 2 in New Jersey and No. 170 nationally).
  • Washington Monthly ranked Montclair in the top 100 of national universities.
  • Princeton Review in 2022 named Montclair’s Feliciano School of Business among the top business schools in the country and ranked its online MBA program No. 48.
  • Hispanic Outlook on Education named Montclair State as one of the nation’s Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics in 2020.
  • Money magazine ranked the University among the nation’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” in 2022.
  • Montclair was named one of “America’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges” by Washington Monthly’s 2022 College Guide. The magazine also recognized the University as  a “Voter Friendly Campus” and one of the “Best Colleges for Student Voting.”
  • Campus Pride named Montclair among the nation’s “Best of the Best” in its 2022 listing of LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities, scoring the highest in New Jersey.
  • The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2022 Edition included Montclair State in its rankings of America’s greenest campuses.
  • Forbes included Montclair in its 2022 edition of “America’s Top Colleges”rankings.
  • 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.
  • Washington Monthly’s list of “Best Colleges for Student Voting” in 2022.

Groundbreaking Accomplishments

  • First New Jersey state college to offer master’s degrees
  • Broadcast the nation’s first education television programs
  • 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: $13,762 (per year)
  • Non-New Jersey residents: $22,472 (per year)

Last Modified: Thursday, September 29, 2022 10:58 am