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Monmouth University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Monmouth University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
76.6%
Admission Difficulty for Monmouth University
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Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Monmouth University and can I get accepted? The school has a 77% acceptance rate ranking it #23 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,886 out of 8,984 applicants were admitted making Monmouth University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 47 percent. Monmouth University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Monmouth University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
91%
SAT Scores for Monmouth University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for Monmouth University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1150

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

Monmouth University typically requires applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #9 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Monmouth University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >85%
1145 to 1240 Avg + 77%-85%
1050 to 1145 Avg - 66%-77%
955 to 1050 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 955 Low <54%
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Monmouth University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
20%
ACT Scores for Monmouth University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Monmouth University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

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 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in New Jersey for highest average ACT composite score. 20 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Monmouth University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Monmouth University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >85%
24 to 27 Avg + 77%-85%
21 to 24 Avg - 66%-77%
18 to 21 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 18 Low <54%
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Monmouth University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.4
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Monmouth University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Monmouth University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Monmouth University was 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 in New Jersey for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.4 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Monmouth University accepts 77% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Monmouth University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 24% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Good
3.25 to 3.50 20% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 19% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 17% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

82% 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 19%
Top 25% of class 49%
Top 50% of class 82%
Bottom 50% of class 18%
Bottom 25% of class 2%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Monmouth University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,445 3,539 8,984
Accepted 4,328 2,558 6,886
Acceptance Rate 79% 72% 77%
Enrolled 628 366 994
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 14% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
39

Applicants have 39 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

Monmouth University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
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?

77% of those who apply are granted admission to Monmouth University. Admission competition is and the college has challenging 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 1050 and 1240. 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 27. 20% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.