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Montclair, New Jersey

Montclair State University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Montclair State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
70.7%
Admission Difficulty for Montclair State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Montclair State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 71% acceptance rate ranking it #18 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 9,457 out of 13,384 applicants were admitted making Montclair State University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 47 percent. Montclair State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Montclair State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
40%
SAT Scores for Montclair State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for Montclair State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1150

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

Montclair State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 990. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #16 in New Jersey for highest average SAT composite score. 40 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Montclair State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >81%
1145 to 1220 Avg + 71%-81%
1070 to 1145 Avg - 59%-71%
995 to 1070 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 995 Low <46%
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Montclair State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
-
ACT Scores for Montclair State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Montclair State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.2
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Montclair State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Montclair State University was 3.2 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 GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Montclair State University accepts 71% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Montclair State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 9% Good
3.50 to 3.75 15% Good
3.25 to 3.50 25% Good
3.00 to 3.25 29% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 20% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

High School Class Rank

82% of Montclair State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Montclair State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 16%
Top 25% of class 42%
Top 50% of class 82%
Bottom 50% of class 18%
Bottom 25% of class 2%

Admission Statistics

Montclair State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,403 4,981 13,384
Accepted 6,276 3,181 9,457
Acceptance Rate 75% 64% 71%
Enrolled 1,953 1,064 3,017
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 33% 32%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
163

Applicants have 163 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Montclair State University before the Mar 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 5 Oct 18
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Montclair State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Montclair State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Montclair State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=185590 IPEDS survey data for Montclair State University.