Monmouth University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Woodrow Wilson Hall at Monmouth University

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Monmouth University is a private university with an acceptance rate of 77%. Founded in 1933 and located in West Long Branch, New Jersey, Monmouth's 156-acre campus is about an hour from New York City. The university has a 13- to-1 student / faculty ratio, and undergraduate students can choose from 33 degree programs within six schools. Business Administration and Communications Studies are the most popular among undergraduates. High achieving students looking for more interaction with classmates and professors might consider the Monmouth Honors School. In athletics, the Monmouth University Hawks compete in the NCAA Division I Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).

Considering applying to Monmouth University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Monmouth University had an acceptance rate of 77%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 77 students were admitted, making Monmouth's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 9,226
Percent Admitted 77%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 15%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Monmouth University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 91% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 520 660
Math 520 590
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Monmouth's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Monmouth scored between 520 and 660, while 25% scored below 520 and 25% scored above 660. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 520 and 590, while 25% scored below 520 and 25% scored above 590. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1250 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Monmouth University.

Requirements

Monmouth University does not require the SAT writing section. Note that Monmouth participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Monmouth requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 20% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 19 25

This admissions data tells us that most of Monmouth's admitted students fall within the bottom 42% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Monmouth received a composite ACT score between 19 and 25, while 25% scored above 25 and 25% scored below 19.

Requirements

Monmouth does not require the ACT writing section. Unlike many universities, Monmouth University superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered.

GPA

In 2018, the middle 50% of Monmouth University's incoming freshmen class had high school GPAs between 3.12 and 3.72. 25% had a GPA above 3.72, and 25% had a GPA below 3.12. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Monmouth University have primarily A and B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Monmouth University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Monmouth University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Monmouth University. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Monmouth University, which accepts over three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat competitive admissions pool. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. However, Monmouth also has a holistic admissions process and admissions decisions are based on more than numbers. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. The college is looking for students who will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways, not just students who show promise in the classroom. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and scores are outside of Monmouth's average range.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent students who were admitted to Monmouth University. Successful applicants typically had SAT scores (ERW+M) of 1000 or higher, an ACT composite of 20 or higher, and a high school average in the "B" range or better. Many applicants have grades in the "A" range.

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