Aerial view of campus at sunset

At a Glance

Campus Facts

  • Founded as the New Jersey State Normal School at Montclair in 1908
  • Located in New Jersey communities of Montclair, Little Falls, Clifton and Bloomfield
  • Main campus encompasses 252 acres
  • Over 300 majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs
  • 22,570 total students
  • 18,062 undergraduate students
  • 4,508 graduate students
  • Student to teacher ratio: 17 to 1
  • Average class size: 24

Academic Programs and Degrees

Over 300 majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs across 13 colleges and schools:

Awards and Recognitions

  • Money magazine rated the University among the nation’s “Best Colleges in America” in 2023.
  • U.S. News & World Report 2023-2024 Best Colleges ranks Montclair No. 1 in New Jersey and No. 7 nationally in Top Performers on Social Mobility, No. 88 in Top Public Schools and No. 113 for Best Colleges for Veterans.
  • U.S. News also ranks Montclair No. 11 in the nation among all 435 national universities in graduation rate performance – the rate at which students out-perform the anticipated graduation rate of those with similar backgrounds at other schools.
  • In its 2024 Best Colleges in the U.S. guide, The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked Montclair No. 37 out of 204 public institutions, No. 4 in New Jersey, No. 104 overall out of 400 institutions.
  • U.S. News & World Report also ranked five of Montclair’s online programs in 2023 in the following categories: No. 10 in Best Online Master’s in Education Programs; No. 38 in Best Online Master’s in Business Programs; No. 53 inBest Online Master’s in Computer Information Technology Programs; No. 85 in Best Online MBA Programs; and No. 124 in Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs.
  • Princeton Review in 2023 named Montclair’s Feliciano School of Business among the top business schools in the country and ranked its online MBA program No. 49.
  • Newsweek ranked Montclair #24 in the nation on its list of top online colleges, and #1 in New Jersey in 2023.
  • The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education designates Montclair State University as an R2 – Doctoral University – High Research Activity. In FY2023, it received $21.6 million million in external grant funding.
  • Fortune in 2022-23 ranks Montclair’s Feliciano School of Business No. 53 in Top Part-Time MBA programs.
  • The U.S. Department of Education recognizes Montclair as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, highlighting the institution’s commitment to providing underserved populations access to affordable higher education.
  • U.S. News & World Report 2023-24 Best Graduate Schools ranked two of the University’s programs among the best in the nation, including the  education program (No.2 in New Jersey and No. 83 nationally) and the master’s in Public Health (No. 2 in New Jersey and No. 150 nationally).
  • Washington Monthly ranked Montclair No. 81 of 442 national universities.
  • Hispanic Outlook on Education named Montclair as one of the nation’s Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics in 2020-21.
  • Montclair was named one of “America’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges” by Washington Monthly’s 2023 College Guide. The magazine also recognized the University as  a “Voter Friendly Campus” and one of the “Best Colleges for Student Voting.”
  • The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2023 Edition included Montclair in its rankings of America’s greenest campuses.
  • Forbes included Montclair in its 2023 edition of “America’s Top Colleges” rankings.
  • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education named Montclair State a “Top Degree Producer” in its ranking of institutions that confer the most degrees to minority students.

Groundbreaking Accomplishments

  • First New Jersey state college to offer master’s degrees
  • Broadcast the nation’s first education television programs
  • First state institution to offer multiple doctoral programs
  • First university in New Jersey with an innovative microgrid that can function independently and generate its own electrical power
  • Merged with Bloomfield College, a Predominantly Black Institution, in order to ensure that Bloomfield’s important mission continues
  • Established first-of-its-kind online graduate-level certificate titled “Harm Reduction Approaches to Substance Use”

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

  • Montclair prides itself in being affordable and accessible. To view our tuition and fees please visit our Red Hawk Central webpage.

Last Modified: Wednesday, November 8, 2023 3:49 pm