Monmouth University

400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764 | (732) 571-3400

#28 (tie) in Regional Universities North | Overall Score 66/100.0
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2018 Quick Stats

  • Tuition & Fees $36,733 (2017-18)
  • Room and Board $13,451 (2017-18)
  • Total Enrollment 6,371
  • Application Deadline March 1

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Monmouth University is a private institution that was founded in 1933. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,707, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 159 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Monmouth University's ranking in the 2018 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities North, 28. Its tuition and fees are $36,733 (2017-18).

General Information

  • Private, Coed school type
  • 1933 year founded
  • N/A religious affiliation
  • Semester academic calendar
  • Suburban setting
  • $79.0 million 2016 endowment

School Mission and Unique Qualities

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Monmouth University, the regions premier private coastal university, attracts students looking for a personalized learning environment that will ignite their curiosity and prepare them for life after college. Small classes, which allow for individual attention and student-faculty dialogue, together with careful academic advising and career counseling, are hallmarks of a Monmouth education. Students benefit from an intellectually challenging academic experience built on a strong liberal arts foundation. A ratio of fourteen students to each professor ensures active and engaged learning. In and out of the classroom, ideas are nurtured and become real, hands-on experiences making a meaningful difference in the lives of students and others. Experiential education, which includes study abroad, select service learning projects, internships, or cooperative learning experiences, is a required part of the undergraduate curriculum, which separates Monmouth from many other universities. By the time they graduate, more than seventy-eight percent of Monmouth students have completed a practicum, internship, co-op, or similar real world experience; only forty-eight percent of graduating students at comparable institutions have done this according to a recent National Survey of Student Engagement. Monmouth's breathtaking coastal campus provides a safe, suburban setting in one of the world's largest metropolitan regions, ideally positioned to help students develop and pursue their career interests while enjoying rich cultural opportunities. Many students are attracted to Monmouth's unique academic offerings, including software engineering (one of twenty-three accredited programs in the U.S.), medical laboratory science, marine and environmental biology and policy, health studies, music industry, business administration/real estate, Spanish/international business, Spanish/communication, homeland security, and a minor in global sustainability. Students are involved in hands-on, original research projects in student-faculty collaborative teams and have the opportunity to present award-winning research at regional, national, and international conferences and earn co-authorship with faculty on peer-reviewed publications. Regardless of major, highly qualified students may also be invited to join the Honors School. About ten percent of incoming first-year students enroll in one of Monmouths five-year baccalaureate/masters programs offered in business, computer science, criminal justice, education (certain programs), English, history, political science/public policy, psychology/school counseling, social work, and software engineering. Monmouth boasts a diverse student body comprised of about 6,400 undergraduate and graduate students. For those interested in residence hall living, on-campus housing is guaranteed for first-year students who secure housing by May 1. Housing is also guaranteed to sophomore students. The University also offers on-campus living for upperclass students as well as off-campus living options on or near the beachfront. More than one hundred student-run clubs and organizations including performance groups, intramurals, and club sports enhance the student experience. Community service is important and students regularly participate in volunteer activities. Twenty-three varsity athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division I and play an important part in life on campus, twenty-one in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) with football in the Big South Conference. Monmouth believes that in addition to providing sound preparation for successful careers, a major goal of higher education is to help students develop lasting values. These values include a keen sense of citizenship, social responsibility, and leadership qualities that equip graduates to contribute to todays increasingly complex and multicultural world. All this, and more, empowers Monmouth students to rise confidently into personal and professional success.

2018 Rankings

Monmouth University is ranked #28 in Regional Universities North. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.

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Undergraduate Information

Alumni Starting Salaries

Below are the median starting salaries by major for alumni of Monmouth University.

Median starting salary of alumni: $47,200* *

Median starting salary of alumni: * $47,200*

By major:

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
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Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
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When applying to Monmouth University, it's important to note the application deadline is March 1, and the early action deadline is Dec. 1. The application fee at Monmouth University is $50. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 1. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 77 percent and an early acceptance rate of 93.3 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity: Selective 

Selectivity:  Selective

Fall 2016 acceptance rate: 77% 

Fall 2016 acceptance rate:  77%

Application deadline: March 1 

Application deadline:  March 1

SAT/ACT scores must be received by: March 1 

SAT/ACT scores must be received by:  March 1

Priority application deadline:

Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Monmouth University is 13:1, and the school has 41.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Monmouth University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 81 percent.

Class sizes :
Classes with fewer than 20 students
50 or more

Student-faculty ratio: 13:1 

Student-faculty ratio:  13:1

4-year graduation rate: 55% 

4-year graduation rate:  55%

Student Life

Monmouth University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,707, with a gender distribution of 43 percent male students and 57 percent female students. At this school, 41 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 59 percent of students live off campus. In sports, Monmouth University is part of the NCAA I.

Student gender distribution:
57% Female

Total enrollment: 6,371 

Total enrollment:  6,371

Collegiate athletic association: NCAA I 

Collegiate athletic association:  NCAA I

Full-time degree-seeking students:

Cost & Financial Aid

At Monmouth University, 72 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid, and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,285.

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Financial aid statistics:

Tuition and fees: $36,733 (2017-18) 

Tuition and fees:  $36,733 (2017-18)

Room and board: $13,451 (2017-18) 

Room and board:  $13,451 (2017-18)

Minimum credits per term a student can take for full-time tuition price:

Campus Safety

Campus safety data were reported by the institution to the U.S. Department of Education and have not been independently verified. The numbers for criminal offenses reflect reports of alleged offenses to campus security and/or law enforcement authorities, not necessarily prosecutions or convictions. Experts advise prospective students and their families to do their own research to evaluate the safety of a campus as well as the surrounding area.

Campus Services

Monmouth University offers a number of student services, including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance. Monmouth University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc.). Of the students at Monmouth University, 45 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Monmouth University.

Students who have cars on campus: 45% 

Students who have cars on campus:  45%

Health insurance offered: Yes 

Health insurance offered:  Yes

Nearest airports (miles):

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