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Study at Montclair State University

Montclair State University is a public university established in 1908. The university has more than 3, 000 graduate and over 13, 000 undergraduate students. Montclair State University contains 7 schools and colleges:

  • Graduate School
  • The College of Education and Human Services
  • The College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • The College of Science and Mathematics
  • The College of the Arts
  • The John J. Cali School of Music
  • The School of Business
The sports teams of the university are known as the Red Hawks. The university offers men's and women's soccer, basketball, driving, swimming, lacrosse, and various other sports.

Profile of Montclair State University

Montclair State is found in Montclair, NJ. Montclair is a large suburb. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Doctoral degree at Montclair State.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in mathematics, art studies, drama and performing arts, and family and social work.

Montclair State Selectivity

Admission to Montclair State is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 450. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 460 and 550.


Montclair State has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 16, 736 in 2007 at Montclair State.

Student Life

The school values student athletics, and belongs to the New Jersey Athletic Conference.

Montclair State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts719English, interdisciplinary studies, history, sociology, political science, Spanish language, humanities, linguistics, . . .
Education and Teaching611education, health teaching, educational administration, school Counselling, math teaching, reading teaching, physical education teaching, education of learning disabled, . . .
Business and Management588business management
Family and Social Work423family and consumer science, food and nutrition, social work
Therapy and Counselling293psychology, educational psychology, communication disorders, music therapy
Science198biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, geology
Media118communication studies, radio and television
Art Studies108art studies
Drama and Performing Arts67drama, dance
Mathematics62mathematics, statistics
Music43music, music performance
Computer Science and Engineering41computer and info science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy38parks and recreation management, athletic trainer
Law28legal professions, legal assistant
Conservation and Resource Management19environmental studies, natural resources management
Medical Support and Technology13audiology, health service and sciences
Religion and Philosophy11philosophy, religion
Fine Arts10fine arts
Hospitality5hospitality management
Design5fashion design
Photography and Commercial Art2cinematography

Contact: Montclair State

Montclair State University

1 Normal Avenue - 855 Valley Road

Montclair, NJ 07043-1624

General Phone: (973) 655-4000


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