University Among Top Tier National Institutions

Montclair State noted for programs, diversity, value and outcomes

At Montclair State, we not only offer a world-class education – we prepare students for lifetimes of personal and professional success. It’s an approach that ranks us among the nation’s top colleges and universities.

Top Marks in our Class

We’re now designated as a national research doctoral university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, reflecting the high level of research and study conducted here.

U.S. News & World Report: 2017 edition of America’s Best Colleges ranked Montclair State 176th among the nation’s top 200 universities. One of only seven New Jersey institutions in this top tier category, our ranking reflects the higher than expected graduation rates of our diverse student body – and confirms our growing national reputation.

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education placed Montclair State among the top 100 public universities in the nation. We also made the grade by ranking in the top 100 public institutions for student outcomes and engagement, while our diverse learning environment placed us 75th among both private and public institutions.

Forbes’ 2016 edition of America’s Top Colleges included us in the nation’s A-list of the best of the best.

The U.S. Department of Education now recognizes Montclair State as a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education ranks us as a “Top Degree Producer” of degrees to minority students.

Campus Pride consistently distinguishes us as one of the country’s Top 25 LGBTQ-Friendly campuses.

The Princeton Review Guide to 361 Green Colleges singled Montclair State out as one of America’s greenest campuses in its 2016 edition.

An Affordable Choice

We appreciate the value of an affordable education: that’s why more than 70 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid.

Money magazine puts Montclair State in the top 25 percent of schools that deliver the most value, dollar for dollar, in terms of an affordable, high-quality education that puts students on the path to career success. Money also ranked us #15 among the nation’s “50 Colleges that Add the Most Value” for 2016.

World-Class Programs

Our 10 colleges and schools offer more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations that are some of the best programs in the country, preparing students for outstanding careers as artists and scientists, educators and entrepreneurs, scholars and performers.

U.S. News & World Report included the University in its list of the “2017 Best Graduate Education Schools.”

The Princeton Review includes The Feliciano School of Business in its 2016 edition of The Best 294 Business Schools.

OnStage ranked our BFA dance program fifth in the nation on its Top 10 Dance Programs list.

NCAA title competition is a measure of our strength on the playing field. Each year, Montclair State teams contend for NCAA regional and national titles, a sustained degree of athletic accomplishment few universities can match.

Community Engagement

Along with academic excellence, community engagement – embodied by more than 120 clubs and organizations and numerous opportunities for service – is a hallmark of a Montclair State education.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching named us a Community Engaged Campus, commending our dedication to addressing issues of public concern as an important extension of our educational mission.