#5 Best Private Colleges in New Jersey

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, New Jersey

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Monmouth University overview
Location West Long Branch, New Jersey
Online monmouth.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Monmouth University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Monmouth University, situated in West Long Branch, New Jersey, is a private university that provides a picturesque coastal setting only one hour from New York City. Chartered in 1933, it became a university in 1995 and now encompasses a 170-acre campus renowned for its historic architecture, including the National Historic Landmark, Wilson Hall. Monmouth offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs with particular emphasis on business, education, communication, nursing, and social work. With a moderately selective admissions process, the university attracts a diverse undergraduate population. Student housing is plentiful, with a variety of residence halls and apartment-style living options available on campus. Monmouth University is also recognized for its Hawks athletic programs, competing in the NCAA Division I in various sports, including basketball and football.

In the most recent statistical year 7,937 prospective students applied, and 7,216 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 896 enrolled in the school.  4,259 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 768 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $42,504 plus fees of $712. Monmouth University is ranked 323 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Monmouth University is rated within the top 37% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Monmouth University overview
SAT 1110/1300
ACT 22/30
GPA 3.57

Applications Accepted

Monmouth University overview
Applications Due Mar 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Monmouth University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$712
Room and Board $15,873
Budget for Other Expenses$4,184
Total One Year Cost$64,273

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$56,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

66% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Monmouth University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 28%
Communication 12%
Education 11%
Visual and Performing Arts 7%
Social Sciences 6%

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