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University Rises in Higher Education Rankings

U.S. News & World Report, Washington Monthly elevate Montclair in latest rankings

Posted in: Alumni News and Events


Montclair State University’s reputation is growing, and the leading higher education rankings are taking notice.

Montclair received two top-100 rankings – including No. 7 in the world in a critical research metric – in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 “Best Global Universities” rankings, which highlight 2,000 institutions worldwide.

The U.S. News rankings showcase the University’s growing research footprint and global impact. Montclair ranks No. 7 in the world in “Normalized Citation Impact” (the average number of times a research paper is cited in other works – a key metric of research impact) and No. 93 in the percentage of papers that are among the top 1% cited in their respective fields. Overall, the University rose 159 spots to No. 1,008 in the 2022 rankings.

Montclair has also been ranked No. 90 in the nation among more than 1,500 institutions in Washington Monthly’s 2022 “College Guide and Rankings,” which highlights institutions displaying excellence in social mobility, research, and community and national service. The University is one of just four New Jersey public institutions to crack the Top 100 in the National University rankings.

Click here to view U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 “Best Global Universities” rankings.

Click here to view Washington Monthly’s 2022 “College Guide and Rankings.”