Monmouth University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Woodrow Wilson Hall at Monmouth University
Woodrow Wilson Hall at Monmouth University. Zeete / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0

Monmouth University has an acceptance rate of 77 percent. To apply, those interested will need to submit an application, SAT or ACT scores, a high school transcript, a letter of recommendation, and an essay. For complete instructions, check out Monmouth's website.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Monmouth University Description

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 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 6,371 (4,707 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 95% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $35,364
  • Books: $1,234 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,941
  • Other Expenses: $3,571
  • Total Cost: $53,110

Monmouth University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 74%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $18,385
    • Loans: $9,790

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, English, History, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • Transfer-Out Rate: 27% 
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 55%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 70%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Football, Baseball, Soccer, Track, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Bowling, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Monmouth University Mission Statement:

"Monmouth University is an independent, comprehensive institution of higher education committed to excellence and integrity in teaching, scholarship, and service. Through its offerings in liberal arts, science, and professional programs, Monmouth University educates and prepares students to realize their potential as leaders and to become engaged citizens in a diverse and increasingly interdependent world."