a universe of connections
A scenic, suburban campus just outside New York City. A cosmopolitan hub where unparalleled futures begin.
limitless academic
College of Arts
Montclair State's College of the Arts combines the small classes and one-on-one attention of a private conservatory with the value of a public institution. You'll work with a dynamic faculty of composers, graphic designers, film directors and other working professionals in the fine and performing arts, many drawn from the New York metropolitan area. You'll be connected with a roll call of globally recognized guest artists, state-of-the-art performing facilities and a direct line to a professional life in the arts.
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences challenges you to build the kind of communication and thinking skills that the best graduate programs, law and medical schools, and employers seek. At Montclair State, your education extends far beyond the classroom. You might tutor local schoolchildren, intern at the Clinton Foundation or master new languages in Shanghai. The ability to see beyond common perceptions to core truths...this is what study in the humanities gives you, and it may be the most useful education of all.
College of Science and Mathematics
The College of Science and Mathematics will ground you in the basics while challenging you to explore the global need for sustainability, pharmaceutical life sciences, marine biology and so much more. In this highly collaborative learning environment, you'll conduct research with nationally recognized faculty scholars, publish in leading journals and contribute to discoveries that shape the scientific community worldwide. Whether you explore global warming and Antarctic ice melt or research the jellyfish population of Barnegat Bay, you'll engage in scientific inquiry at the highest level.
College of Communication and Media
The new School of Communication and Media will put you at the nexus of the rapid technological change that is redefining our lives. Whether you want to make experimental films, produce television programs or take the internet by storm, our groundbreaking, cross-platform learning experiences will prepare you to play a role in the evolving world of communication and media.
College of Education and Human Services
The College of Education and Human Services has a dynamic history of preparing highly qualified educators and human services professionals. Our nationally renowned, award-winning programs were among the first in the country accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Here, your professional knowledge base is built on critical thinking and your practical experience can be acquired in a broad range of fields, from athletic training and exercise science to nutrition and food science, family and child studies, public health, and elementary and secondary school teaching.
School of Business
Montclair State's School of Business prepares you to thrive in a world where the only constant is change. Our innovative 21st-Century business curriculum will give you a comprehensive, market-centered and global education that will prepare you for a full spectrum of business professions. You will gain skills and insight from faculty with strong academic and professional credentials as well as practical, on-the-ground experience in the most competitive business environment in the world.
"I work closely with my professors on groundbreaking research... I'm not sure I would have found this kind of collaboration anywhere else."
Juan Miranda '13
Biology major
Palisades Park, New Jersey
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dynamic campus life
Campus Life @ Montclair State University
  • 24-hour dining
  • More than 120 student organizations
  • Art exhibits, theater productions, film screenings, music and dance performances
  • 77,000 square-foot state-of-the-art recreation center
    • Two-court gymnasiums & elevated running track
    • Six-lane swimming pool
    • Fitness, strength, aerobics and cardio training
  • 40+ club and intramural sports
  • Downtown Montclair with its cafes, bistros, shops and movie theaters
"I love the community here on campus. It's like a family, a strong foundation I can take off from."
Sabreen Assaf '13
Family and Child Studies major
Clifton, New Jersey
red hawk champions
Red Hawk Champions

Men's Sports

Swimming & Diving
Track & Field
Track & Field

Women's Sports

Field Hockey
Swimming & Diving
Track & Field
Track & Field
Red Hawk student athletes excel both inside and outside the classroom. Our 17 highly competitive, NCAA Division III teams have earned five national championships and produced 275 All-Americans. You can also score with one or more of our 40+ club and intramural sports.
over 300 programs of study
your gateway to the world
With Montclair State as the next step in your life's journey, you'll be amazed at how far you can go. From more than 200 study abroad programs to hundreds of internships—including many in New York City—you'll be connected and transformed. You'll gain professional experience and step into the global marketplace...witness great cultural moments...and experience a multitude of voices and cultures from around the world.
Here are just few of our internship opportunities.

ABC Network

NBC Universal Network


ESPN Radio

The Colbert Report

CBS Radio/Dial Global

Madison Square Garden

Fox News Network


NY Red Bulls


Marvel Entertainment

MLB Productions

Sony Music Entertainment

Movado Group

Late Show with David Letterman

Rachel Ray Show

WISS & Co.

Giorgio Armani

Devils Arena Entertainment

MetLife Stadium


With Montclair State as the next step in your life's journey, you'll be amazed at how far you can go. From more than 200 study abroad programs to hundreds of internships — including many in New York City — you'll be connected and transformed. You'll gain professional experience and step into the global marketplace... witness great cultural moments... and experience a multitude of voices and cultures from around the world.
Check out our list of internships (click to open)
making your decision

Campus Tours

Open House Program


Virtual Tours

Early Action
Deadline: November 15, 2013

Rolling Admission
Deadline: March 1, 2014

Montclair State offers the quality, variety and academic environment you expect from a top-tier private liberal arts college — at a highly competative cost.
Montclair State can help you with a number of financial aid options including loans, scholarships, grants and work-study programs.


Campus Tours: Get the inside scoop from our knowledgeable and friendly student ambassadors.

Open House Program: Meet other prospective students, take a campus tour and speak with faculty and current students. You'll also meet campus reps from financial aid, residential education, Greek life and athletics.

Red Hawk for a Day: If you would like to get a feel for life in the classroom, Red-Hawk-for-a-Day is a great option. You will be matched with a student host and attend a class, gaining true perspective on a day in the life of a Montclair State student.


Early Action (Freshman):
  Deadline: November 15, 2013

Rolling Admission (Freshman):
  Deadline: March 1, 2014

Rolling Admission (Transfer):
  Deadline for Spring entry: November 15
  Deadline for Fall entry: May 1


There are two ways to apply for Freshman admissions.

Early Action: A non-binding application for those with a strong record of academic achievement and in-depth involvement in their school communities. These candidates typically have a 3.5 GPA or above and placed in the top 10 percent of their graduating class. You will be notified by December 15th, 2013.

Rolling Admission: Applications received after November 15, 2013 are reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning January 1, 2014. Spring admission which starts in January and notification 2-4 weeks after completion of application.


Fall Admission (September start):
  Deadline: May 1
  Notification: 2-4 weeks after completion of application

Spring Admission (January start):
  Deadline: November 15
  Notification: 2-4 weeks after completion of application

2013-2014 TUITION & FEES*

In-State: $11,317.56
Out-of-State: $20,195.20

Average Room and Board Costs

In-State w/Room and Board: $25,227.56
Out-of-State w/Room and Board: $34,105.20

*All tuition, fees and room and board charges are subject to change upon approval of the University's Board of Trustees.

72 percent of Montclair State students receive some form of grants, loans and/or scholarships.


It's easy to apply—just complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov by March 1, 2014.

To find out more about applying for financial aid, visit: montclair.edu/financial-aid.