Monmouth University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: New Jersey


Founded in 1933, Monmouth University is a comprehensive private university located in West Long Branch, New Jersey. The 156-acre campus is just a mile from the Atlantic Ocean and about an hour from New York City. The university has a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and students can choose from 33 degree programs from eight different schools. Business Administration and Communications Studies are the most popular among undergraduates. High achieving students looking for more interaction with classmates and professors should look into the Monmouth Honors School. In athletics, the Monmouth University Hawks compete in the NCAA Division I Northeast Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, English, History, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 6442
Total Grad Students: 1773
Undergraduate Students: 4669
Faculty: 247

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 26:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 19:1

Percent Male: 42%
Percent Female: 58%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 40%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 61%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

400 Cedar Ave
West Long Branch New Jersey 7764


Main Email:

Main Phone: 732-571-3400

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Lauren Vento Cifelli
Director of Undergraduate Admission, Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Gaurang Bhatt
Admission Counselor , Office of Admissions

Athletics Contact:
Marilyn McNeil
Director of Athletics, Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Students must have a cumulative average of 2.25 GPA or better to be considered for admission, but each different program has there own requirements.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Credits are considered transferable if it earned a "C" or higher.

Credits (Min/Max):
Monmouth will accept up to 72 credits from a two-year institution and 96 credits from a four-year institution.

Test Scores for Applying:
Official copy of SAT I or ACT scores if fewer than 24 transferable credits have been earned.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Must be in good academic standing at other accredited colleges or universities.

Essay(s) required:

Application Fee:
A non-refundable $35 application fee for Spring 2008 admission and a non-refundable $50 application fee for Fall 2008 admission and beyond.

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:
July 15 - Rolling Admission

Spring Deadline:
December 1 - Rolling Admission

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 22 25
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 480 560
Math 500 580
Writing 500 580

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: Monmouth University does not publish their transfer statistics.

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 63%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -63%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1200

Other Expenses: 2613

Room and Board: 10459

Tuition and Fees: 28000

Total Cost: 42272

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Academic grants and scholarships are awarded on the basis of cumulative GPA to full-time transfer students who have 24 or more transferable college credits; all prior coursework from any institution(s) the student may have attended is considered in GPA.

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 9004

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 98%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 74%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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