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Information for Prospective Bloomfield Students

In October 2022, the Boards of Trustees of Bloomfield College and Montclair State University signed an Agreement and Plan of Merger. This document sets forth the terms and conditions under which the two institutions will merge, and advances plans to create “Bloomfield College of Montclair State University.”

According to Montclair State University President Jonathan GS Koppell, the University intends for the College to continue to offer a transformative education with an emphasis on first-generation students from a diversity of backgrounds, empowering them to attain academic, personal and professional excellence in a multicultural and global society.

“Students enrolled at Bloomfield College will benefit from a distinctive educational environment offering a supportive, small college experience enhanced by the resources of a comprehensive public research university,” Koppell said. “This partnership could serve as a new national model for how institutions with similar missions can innovate through integration, and become partners in ensuring student success instead of competitors.”

The merger agreement sets the stage for a series of reviews and approvals by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE), and other accreditors and regulators as well as action by the state legislature. Earlier this year, state leaders showed their support for Montclair’s work with Bloomfield College by allocating $12.5 million to Bloomfield, helping to ensure it can continue serving its students through the 2022-2023 academic year.

Over the next several months, the two institutions will continue to address the many outstanding details and develop comprehensive plans to ensure a smooth transition.

Information for Prospective Students

  • It is an exciting time to be part of the Bloomfield College community. The planned merger means lower tuition and fees and expanded student life and academic opportunities, while still experiencing  the small, personal campus Bloomfield is known for. 
  • As part of Montclair, Bloomfield College will continue to provide a transformative educational experience in a small, supportive setting with the added perks of a doctoral research university.
  • For fall 2023, the admissions process remains separate for Montclair and Bloomfield. Students should apply to the specific institution that they hope to be admitted to, and can apply to both Montclair and Bloomfield separately if they are considering both institutions.
  • Instructions for the spring and fall 2024 admission process will be available summer 2023.


  • Students admitted to Bloomfield can expect their financial aid package to be sent in early spring. Make sure to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible!
  • The Garden State Guarantee (GSG) program provides up to two years of free tuition for eligible students. Learn more about the criteria here.