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Monmouth University

West Long Branch, NJ

Monmouth University, founded in 1933 as Monmouth College, is a private, liberal arts university. Its 147-acre campus is located in West Long Branch, 50 miles south of New York City.

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students4,707
   Women2,672 (56.8%)
   Men2,035 (43.2%)
Graduate Students1,664


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate77% of 9,097 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineMarch 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.33
SAT Math524 average
470-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading511 average
460-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing510 average
460-550 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$53,290
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met66%
Average Freshman Award$25,579
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 42% of classes
30-39 students: 19% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes


West Long Branch Population8,509
Nearest Metropolitan AreaNew York City, Philadelphia
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 82% of freshmen, 46% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Sororities15% of women participate
Fraternities 16% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.5% Asian
5.4% Black/African-American
12.3% Hispanic/Latino
2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.2% White
4.3% Unknown
International Students0.7% from 24 countries
First-Year Students Returning79.1%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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Average 3.21 3.33 563 577 26
Low 2.23 2.23 480 470 25
High 4.00 4.00 680 660 27
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• Legendary Hollywood director and actor John Huston filmed much of the musical "Annie" at Monmouth.

• Results from the Monmouth University Polling Institute are frequently featured in national news broadcasts.

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