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.

Website: www.monmouth.edu/

Private
Co-ed
4,707
Undergraduate
Students
(56.8%) 2,672 Women
(43.2%) 2,035 Men
1,664
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
77% of 9,097 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
March 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.33
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$52,319
Tuition and Fees
$38,138
Room and Board
$13,981
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Freshman Award
$28,429
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,985
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
284
Regular Class Size
2-9 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
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Campus Life

West Long Branch Population
8,509
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City, Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
41% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Hawks
Sororities
15% of women participate
Fraternities
16% of men participate
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Students

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 Students
0.7% from 24 countries
First-Year Students Returning
79.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
55.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
65%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
33.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   2
History 2  
Academic Electives 5  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required March 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
400 Cedar Avenue
City, State, Zip
West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1898
Phone
(732) 571-3456
Fax
(732) 263-5166
E-mail
admission@monmouth.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Resume of activities including community involvement and leadership positions recommended for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
77% of 9,097 applicants were admitted
Women
80% of 5,487 applicants were admitted
Men
74% of 3,610 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,354 (19%) of 7,031 admitted students enrolled
Women
764 (17%) of 4,371 admitted students enrolled
Men
590 (22%) of 2,660 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
93% of 3491 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.33
3.75 and Above
20%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
21%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
3%
Score of 24 - 29
44%
Score of 18 - 23
50%
Score of 12 - 17
3%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 14%
Top quarter: 41%
Top half: 75%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$52,319
Tuition and Fees
$38,138
Room and Board
$13,981
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@monmouth.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002616
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
991 (91.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
856 (86.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
855 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
800 (93.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$28,429
Need-Based Gift
Received by 705 (82.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,099
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 415 (48.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,859
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 705 (82.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
217 (20.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,854

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,719 (79.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
3,238 (87.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,238 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,154 (97.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$27,389
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,739 (84.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,962
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,869 (57.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,823
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,739 (84.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,204 (25.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,517

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
72%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,985
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans, Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
4,386
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
1
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
804
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,965
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Biology
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Homeland Security
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Nursing Science
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
284
Part-Time Faculty
362
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
35%
Regular Class Size
2-9 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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 78% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
391,136
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1000
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Adult Nursing
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Forensic Nursing
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • History
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Resources Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Media Studies
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Rhetoric
  • School Nursing
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Software Engineering
  • Special Education
  • Student Affairs
  • Western European Studies
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Adult Nursing
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Forensic Nursing
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • School Nursing

Location and Setting


West Long Branch Population
8,509
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City, Philadelphia
Campus Size
159 acres

Weather

Temperature
23.4 average low in January, 82.3 average high in September
Rain
122 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Red Bank
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in West Long Branch

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
41% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
59%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Hawks
School Colors
Royal blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Bowling x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Bowling x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Football    
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Bowling    
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Football x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading, sailing
Men's Club Sports
cheerleading, ice hockey, sailing

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, veterans student association, student government association, economics and finance club, pre-law club, colleges against cancer
Sororities
15% of women participate
Fraternities
16% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
4,707
Women
2,672 (56.8%)
Men
2,035 (43.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
4,490
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 Students.
0.7% from 24 countries
Average Age
25
All Graduate Students
1,664

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
79.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
55.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
68.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
70.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
65%
Average Starting Salary
65%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
33.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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