At a Glance

Campus Facts

  • Founded as the New Jersey State Normal School at Montclair in 1908
  • Located in New Jersey communities of Montclair, Little Falls and Clifton
  • Main campus encompasses 252 acres
  • 300 majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs
  • 21,115 total students
  • 16,988 undergraduate students
  • 4,127 graduate students
  • 5,117 students living on campus
  • Student to teacher ratio: 17 to 1
  • Average class size: 23

Academic Programs and Degrees

Awards and Recognitions

  • In 2019, the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education recognized Montclair State as a Doctoral University – High Research Activity.
  • In 2017, the State of New Jersey designated Montclair State a Public Research University.
  • Montclair State met the criteria set by the U.S. Department of Education to be named a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), highlighting the institution’s unprecedented growth and its commitment to providing underserved populations access to affordable higher education.
  • The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching named Montclair State a Community Engaged Campus in 2015, in recognition of the University’s long-standing dedication and commitment to community engagement.
  • U.S. News & World Report listed Montclair State among the top 200 national universities in the country in their 2019 rankings.
  • Montclair State’s graduate programs in education were ranked among the nation's best in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Education Schools.
  • The Feliciano School of Business was included in the 2018 edition of The Best Business Schools published by The Princeton Review.
  • The Princeton Review Guide to 3995 Green Colleges: 2018 Edition included Montclair State in its rankings of America’s greenest campuses.
  • Montclair State was included in The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2019 list.
  • Montclair State was ranked #16 out of 2,000 four-year colleges and universities by in its “Safest Campuses in America 2018” list.
  • Forbes included Montclair State in its 2018 editions of America’s Top Colleges and America's Best Value Colleges rankings.
  • Money magazine ranked Montclair State among the nation’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” for 2018-2019.
  • Montclair State was named to the Campus Pride Top 30 LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges and Universities list in 2018.
  • In 2018, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education named Montclair State a “Top Degree Producer” in its ranking of institutions that confer the most degrees to minority students.
  • The MBA and Accounting programs of the Feliciano School of Business were both ranked in the top three out of 25 New Jersey institutions in the 2018 NJBIZ Reader Rankings.

Groundbreaking Accomplishments

  • First New Jersey state college to offer master’s degrees
  • Broadcast the nation’s first education television programs
  • Offered first doctoral program at a senior public institution in New Jersey
  • First state institution to offer multiple doctoral programs