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By the Numbers

Facts and Figures

Building on a distinguished history dating back to 1908, Montclair State University is a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey. The facts and figures below provide a glimpse at the University’s depth and breadth.

  • Founded 1908
  • 252-acre suburban campus
  • 12 miles from NYC
  • Average class size: 23
  • 21,000 students
  • 5,000+ students live on campus
  • 78 percent of Montclair State students receive some form of grants, loans and/or scholarships
  • 120 student clubs and organizations
  • 130,000 alumni
  • 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 95 percent of faculty hold the highest degree in their field
  • Average class size: 23
  • 300 academic programs
  • 11 colleges and schools
  • 60+ countries with study-abroad program opportunities
  • 18 NCAA Division III teams
  • 289 All-Americans
  • Top 100 national public university ranking by U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal
  • Montclair State “Best of the Best” Top 25 LGBTQ-friendly campuses
  • Listed in the “Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics” rankings for 17 years in a row
  • Money magazine listed Montclair State among the nation’s “50 Colleges that Add the Most Value” for 2017
  • Graduate programs in elementary teacher education and secondary teacher education were both ranked #14 nationally in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Education Schools
  • Online Educational Leadership program named one of the top 20 programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
College of the Arts
  • One of the few colleges in the nation accredited by all four national arts-accreditation agencies
  • BFA Dance program ranked in top 5 nationally by OnStage
School of Communication and Media
  • Internships with Fortune 500 companies
John J. Cali School of Music
  • Each year, the Cali School presents more than 300 performances and master classes by students, faculty and guest artists
College of Education and Human Services
  • 30 school district partnerships available to Montclair State student teachers
  • 100 percent of majors provide an internship, fieldwork or student teaching experience
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Offers 11 world languages
College of Science and Mathematics
  • More than 80 percent of faculty engage in student-faculty research
Feliciano School of Business
  • Included in the 2017 edition of The Best 294 Business Schools published by The Princeton Review.
The Graduate School
  • 100 academic program areas
  • Seven doctoral degree programs