Montclair State’s location in one of the most dynamic metropolitan regions in the world is a strategic asset, allowing the institution to provide an extraordinary range of opportunities to its students and to engage corporations, nonprofit organizations and cultural institutions in its mission. The New York Philharmonic recently recorded its “Holiday Brass” concert in the campus’s historic Amphitheater. Corporate executives, prominent journalists and even ambassadors to the United Nations regularly speak on campus, and the University has a long history as a sponsor of the Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue and Fulbright programs.
Midtown Manhattan is just 12 miles away and is easily reached by train, bus and car. Newark Liberty International Airport, one of the nation’s busiest airports, is about 30 minutes away. New Jersey Transit trains stop at two stations on campus and offer easy connections to Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor line, linking Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
The campus is located in Montclair, New Jersey, one of the most attractive and desirable parts of the greater New York City metropolitan area, a place that is home to a well-educated and diverse population, providing an opportunity for the new president to build an influential network. Montclair is known for its grand old homes and tree-lined streets. It boasts a thriving arts scene, acclaimed restaurants, boutique shopping and year-round cultural events, many of which take place on campus.
Montclair State connects with the surrounding communities in several ways. Neighbors have easy access to the University’s superb cultural, artistic and intellectual programming, including the critically acclaimed PEAK Performances series at the Alexander Kasser Theater, art exhibitions at the George Segal Gallery, lectures by prominent writers, music lessons, and more than 200 student and professional musical performances each year at the John J. Cali School of Music.
For sports fans, Montclair State fields 18 highly competitive NCAA Division III athletics programs and is the home venue for the New Jersey Jackals minor league baseball team and professional soccer’s New York Red Bulls II. The University welcomes its neighbors to skate at its Ice Arena and enjoy the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, which honors one of Montclair’s most beloved residents.
The University also offers many academic engagement opportunities, including pre-college summer programs for children and teens, dual enrollment agreements with two local high schools, and the Weston Science Scholars program, which places Montclair High School students in college science courses taught by Montclair State faculty.