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
  • 21,007 total students
  • 16,687 undergraduate students
  • 4,320 graduate students
  • 5,036 students living on campus
  • Student to teacher ratio: 17 to 1
  • Average class size: 22.2

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 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.
  • U.S. News & World Report listed Montclair State among the top 200 national universities in the country in its 2020 rankings, as well as #121 in Best Colleges for Veterans, #23 in Top Performers on Social Mobility and #79 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. The University’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program was ranked No. 88 nationally. The online Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Applied Information Technology (Professional Science Master’s) was ranked among the Top 60.
  • 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 2017 edition of “The Best 294 Business Schools” published by The Princeton Review.
  • The Princeton Review Guide to 399 Green Colleges: 2018 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 included by Alarms.org in its “Safest Colleges in America 2019” list.
  • Forbes included Montclair State in its 2019 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 2019 – 2020. Money also ranked the University at No. 22 on its 2019 “Most Transformative Colleges” list.
  • Montclair State was named to the Campus Pride Top 30 LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges and Universities list in 2018.
  • In 2018, 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 2018 NJBIZ Reader Rankings.
  • Montclair State included in “America’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges” by Washington Monthly’s 2019 College Guide.
  • Montclair State designated “Voter Friendly Campus;” earns place on Washington Monthly’s list of “Best Colleges for Student Voting” 2019.
  • 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.

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
  • The most technologically advanced media and production facility of any university in North America

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

  • New Jersey residents: $13,073 (per year)
  • Non-New Jersey residents: $21,055 (per year)

(Updated: 9/2019)