- 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
- Colleges/Schools: the College of the Arts (where the John J. Cali School of Music and the School of Communication and Media are housed); the College of Education and Human Services; the College of Humanities and Social Sciences; the College of Science and Mathematics (which houses the New Jersey School of Conservation); the Feliciano School of Business; the School of Nursing; University College; and The Graduate School.
- Undergraduate studies: 54 majors, 60 concentrations, 61 minors, plus dozens of certificate programs and teacher certification programs.
- Graduate studies: more than 130 degree programs and 60 certificates, teacher certifications, administrative and educational services certifications.
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.
- 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)