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Resources for Prospective Students

At Montclair State, every moment is elevated. Through our 300+ innovative programs across 10 schools, we empower students to rise above their own expectations and enter the world as leaders, educators and change makers. Just 12 miles from New York City – one of the most dynamic metropolitan areas in the world – you’ll tap into incredible opportunities that prepare you to achieve your most ambitious dreams. As a nationally ranked doctoral research university with an intimate student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1, Montclair State University will prepare you for the world like no other institution can.

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Get to Know Montclair State Virtually

Experience Montclair State 

Video Viewbook and Interactive Campus Map – Soar like a Red Hawk and immerse yourself in Montclair State’s beautiful campus through our new Video Viewbook and Interactive Campus Map! See why Montclair State is the right school for you as you learn about our academic programs, the value of a Montclair State education, and Red Hawk Life.

Explore Montclair State Virtually

Virtual Campus Experience – Want some company during your virtual tour? Join us for a Student Ambassador-led Virtual Campus Experience! Using our interactive map, your Student Ambassador will help you picture yourself at Montclair State, show you our state-of-the-art buildings and answer your questions!

Register for a Virtual Campus Experience


Our Freshmen and Transfer Admissions Counselors are available for telecounseling sessions via phone, online chat, or web conference! When you sign up, you’ll select your preferred date and time and provide a brief description of what you’d like to discuss to ensure our staff is prepared to help you and your family. Register for a telecounseling session below:

Webinars and Information Sessions

Our Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid teams are hosting webinars for various topics including your Accepted Student Checklist, Information Sessions for Prospective Freshmen, Financial Aid and Student Accounts, and more. We’re constantly adding new dates and topics.

Sign up for a Webinar

Live Chat

We’ve implemented a live chat feature on our Admissions Homepage. Here, you’ll be able to connect with an actual admissions staff member and have all your questions answered in real time. If you’ve already chatted with our Rocky Bot, make sure to click the three dots at the top of the chat screen and select “Restart Conversation” – this will allow you to start a Live Chat. (This is currently staffed Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Social Media

Make sure to connect with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions on all our social media platforms:

Red Hawk Talks

Our Red Hawk Talk webinars are your opportunity to engage with professors and current students from your department or program. Conducted online through Zoom video conferences, you’ll be able to learn more about your program, have all your questions answered and find out why Montclair State is the right school for you!

Register for a Red Hawk Talk

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Online Learning Resources

We are also here to support you if you are currently engaged in distance learning in your high school. Here are some resources we’ve compiled for our Red Hawks that we recommend to help you with online learning:

We are thrilled that you are interested in joining us in Red Hawk Country! If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us at 973-655-4444 or