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Monmouth University Admission Requirements

West Long Branch, New Jersey

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Chances of getting into Monmouth University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
79%
Admission Difficulty for Monmouth University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Monmouth University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Monmouth University is 79%.  It ranks #21 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Monmouth University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 6,604 out of 8,367 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 48 percent (SAT 1040/1210 ACT 21/26). Monmouth University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average weighted GPA around 3.53. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Monmouth University application fee is $50 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Monmouth University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 91% of students submitted SAT scores and 20% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Monmouth University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1040-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT 
91%
SAT Scores for Monmouth University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for Monmouth University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1130

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Monmouth University?

Monmouth University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 950. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. Monmouth University ranks #10 in New Jersey for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 91 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Monmouth University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1210 and Above Good >88%
1125 to 1210 Avg + 79%-88%
1040 to 1125 Avg - 66%-79%
955 to 1040 Reach 51%-66%
Less than 955 Low <51%
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Monmouth University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
20%
ACT Scores for Monmouth University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Monmouth University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Monmouth University?

Admission data indicates that Monmouth University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in New Jersey for highest average ACT composite score. 20 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Monmouth University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Monmouth University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >89%
23 to 26 Avg + 79%-89%
21 to 23 Avg - 69%-79%
19 to 21 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 19 Low <57%
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Monmouth University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA 
3.53
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Monmouth University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Monmouth University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Monmouth University was 3.53 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in New Jersey for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.53 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Monmouth University accepts 79% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Monmouth University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 16.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 17.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 22.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 19.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 14.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 11.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

80% of Monmouth University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Monmouth University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 16.6%
Top 25% of class 44.4%
Top 50% of class 80%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Monmouth University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,166 3,201 8,367
Accepted 4,200 2,404 6,604
Acceptance Rate 81% 75% 79%
Enrolled 602 319 921
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 13% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
119

Applicants have 119 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Monmouth University is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Monmouth University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Monmouth University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Monmouth University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=185572 IPEDS survey data for Monmouth University.

FAQs

Does Monmouth University prefer SAT or ACT?

91% of students submit their SAT scores to Monmouth University. 20% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Monmouth University?

79% of those who apply are granted admission to Monmouth University. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Monmouth University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1210. 91% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Monmouth University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 26. 20% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.