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Monmouth University

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Monmouth University is a private, residential college located in West Long Branch, New Jersey. It offers 33 undergraduate and 21 graduate degree programs from eight different schools. It is located in a residential area and is about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia. It enrolls more than 6,000 students.

The eight schools at Monmouth College cover a wide variety of areas of study. The schools are the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Education, Leon Hess Business School, School of Social Work, School of Science, Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies, Graduate School, and the Honors School.

Monmouth University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. It’s Leon Hess Business School is accredited by the the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The chemistry program is on the Approved List of the American Chemical Society. The software engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the New Jersey State Board of Nursing. The undergraduate and graduate social work programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The School Counseling and graduate Mental Health Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.

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Monmouth University uses two main criteria when deciding on an applicant’s admissions application. The incoming class in the fall of 2010 had an average SAT score of about 1650, and a B average in high school. Monmouth University recommends undergraduate students apply by March 1.

Financial Aid

Monmouth University offers school-based grants and scholarships to incoming freshman based on GPA, SAT and ACT scores. The college also offers students more than 100 endowed grants and scholarships.

For school-based scholarships, students are eligible to receive $2,000-$15,000 per year. The award can be renewed annually. The Monmouth University Academic Excellence Scholarship students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 and be enrolled full time. Those receiving academic grants must maintain a 2.5 GPA. Incentive grant students maintain a GPA of 2.0. Other school-based opportunities include the School of Science Transfer Scholarship to all students who complete an associate’s degree at a New Jersey community college and have earned a 3.25 cumulative GPA. The students must enroll full-time in an academic program within Monmouth’s School of Science. The award is a $5,000 scholarship in addition to a merit award, totalling between $11,000 and $14,000 per year. Monmouth renew the awards each year for students maintaining a 3.0 grade point average and full-time enrollment in the School of Science.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 274th for the average student loan amount.
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About 1,800 students live on Monmouth University’s campus. More than 75 student-run organizations are active on campus, including clubs, fraternities, sororities, governments, publications, media and honor societies.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


Monmouth University is known as the Hawks and competes at the Division I level in the Northeast Conference. It fields teams in the following sports: baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, women’s bowling, men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, football, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track, women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s tennis.

Monmouth’s men’s basketball team has participated in the NCAA Men’s Division I tournament in 1996, 2001, 2004 and 2006. Both soccer teams, the baseball team, the women’s lacrosse team and men’s golf team have also reached the NCAA tournament. The men’s soccer team is the only sport at the school to advance to the second round of a NCAA tournament.


The popular traditions on campus include The Big Event, Homecoming, Winterball, Ebony Night, the International Festival, Springfest and Family Weekend Casino Night. There are outdoor movies, festivals, sports, talent shows and concerts on campus every semester.

Additional School Information

Monmouth was founded during the Depression in 1933 to provide a college educational opportunity to students in the New Jersey area. The school was a two-year college, and held its classes at night for students who could not afford to go away for college.

In 1956, New Jersey accredited then-Monmouth College to offer four-year programs leading to the bachelor’s. Later, it was granted accreditation to have master’s degree programs. Finally, in 1995, the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education gave the school university status.

One famous building on campus is the Woodrow Wilson Hall, built in 1929 at a cost of $10.5 million. It was the private residence of former F.W. Woolworth Co. president Hubert Templeton Parson and his wife Maysie. The mansion was acquired by the college in 1956 after it fell under municipal ownership in the Depression. It was the site of a private girls’ school. In 1978, the mansion and the Guggenheim Memorial Library were entered in the National Register of Historic Places, and in 1985, the U.S. Department of the Interior designated it a National Historic Landmark. The building has more than 130 rooms. The mansion is often mentioned in newspapers, books and has been used as a background for ads in print and television commercials. The film version of the Broadway musical “Annie” was filmed there. Classes are still held in the building.

Monmouth also features a comprehensive study abroad program. Students can study for a semester in London, England, Sidney, Australia, and Florence, Italy. There are also summer programs available in Florence and Cadiz, Spain.

Monmouth University’s Center for Student Success features integrated an advising system that provides academic and career counseling for students. There are workshops, outreach services, and publications to help students . The advising program is structured to help students from orientation through graduation.

Monmouth University’s WMCX-FM was the first media outlet to announce the death of Bob Marley in America.

The Department of Art and Design maintains galleries for exhibiting creative works of students, faculty, staff, practicing artists and designers.


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  • Turan, Kenneth. "Annie.” The New York Times. 2 May 1982. 25 July 2011

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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in New Jersey and 246th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 3 0.05
Robbery 1 0.02
Arson 2 0.03
Burglary 19 0.29
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 2 0.03
Arrest 13 0.20

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 1 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 3 0.04
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 39 0.48
Larceny 153 1.88
Vehicle theft 3 0.04

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1898
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population8,258 (8,258 urban / N/A rural)
Households2,448 (2.77 people per house)
Median Household Income$71,852
Families1,860 (3.25 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
UndergraduateBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate with arts & sciences (other dominant fields)
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3406

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 387th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $30,390 $30,390 $30,390
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $628 $628 $628
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $880 $880 $880
FT Graduate Tuition $19,260 $19,260 $19,260
FT Graduate Required Fees $628 $628 $628
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $963 $963 $963
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $46,152 $46,152 $46,152
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $43,985 $43,985 $43,985
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $35,273 $35,273 $35,273

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $28,000 $29,710 $28,000 $29,710 $28,000 $29,710
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $10,459 $10,802
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,613 $2,711
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,301 $8,541
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,945 $2,711
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,945 $2,711

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$50
Graduate Application Fee$50
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 5,537 (2,244 male / 3,293 female)
Admitted 4,314 (1,697 male / 2,617 female)
Admission rate 78%
First-time Enrollment 906 (381 male / 525 female)
FT Enrollment 906 (381 male / 525 female)
PT Enrollment N/A (N/A male / N/A female)
Total Enrollment6,316

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /  N/A / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Division I-AA Independents
NCAA Basketball Conference Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

ACT Test Admission

673rd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 9%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 22 / 25

SAT Test Admission

630th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 90%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 480 / 560
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 490 / 590
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 970 / 1150

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity1,924
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$7,495
Board Fee$5,136

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 52 74 101 47 5 1,430 91 1,821
Accounting 1 2 3
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 1 3 4
African-American/Black Studies
Anthropology 1 30 1 32
Art/Art Studies, General 1 16 18
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 1 2 3 5 31 5 47
Business Administration and Management, General 12 10 24 17 309 26 403
Chemistry, General 14 1 15
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 1 3 4
Computer Software Engineering 6 2 2 1 10 1 22
Computer and Information Sciences, General 22 1 1 9 34
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 3 1 26 2 32
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 9 8 69 7 95
Curriculum and Instruction 1 1
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 4 4
Education, General 1 1 41 2 45
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 1 8 1 10
Elementary Education and Teaching 19 2 21
English Language and Literature, General 1 4 3 65 6 80
Environmental Biology 1 2 15 1 20
Financial Mathematics 2 2 4
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 2 27 1 30
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 4 5 1 10
General Studies 1 5 7
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 4 3 2 68 2 80
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 1 1 19 21
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 1 1
History, General 1 1 1 56 4 63
Homeland Security 5 3 17 2 27
Information Technology
International Business/Trade/Commerce 2 1 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1 1 2
Mathematics, General 1 30 1 33
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor 1 4 4 1 2 74 5 94
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1 1
Music Management
Music, General 1 1 21 23
Nursing Science 5 2 5 40 3 55
Political Science and Government, General 1 2 3 31 1 38
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
Psychology, General 2 5 2 74 5 89
Public Policy Analysis, General 1 10 11
Public Relations/Image Management 2 1 1 15 19
Reading Teacher Education 5 5
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other 1 1
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3 1 4
Social Sciences, Other 1 2 4 7
Social Work 1 13 11 3 1 92 4 126
Social Work, Other 1 7 8
Sociology 5 5
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General 1 30 3 34
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1 4 7 1 112 3 130
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 611th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $82,857 ($90,910 male / $71,563 female)
Number of FT Faculty 267 (121 male / 146 female)
Number of PT Faculty 571
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $11,218,809

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