Montclair State University Admission RequirementsMontclair, New Jersey
Chances of getting into Montclair State University
How hard is it to get into Montclair State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 71% acceptance rate ranking it #17 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 10,157 out of 14,324 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 62 percent. Montclair State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 31% 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
Applicants Submitting SAT41%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||500|
|SAT Math 25th||490|
|SAT Composite 25th||990|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||590|
|SAT Math 75th||580|
|SAT Composite 75th||1170|
|Average SAT Score||1080|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. The school ranks #14 in New Jersey for highest average SAT composite score. 41 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1170 and Above||Good||>81%|
|1080 to 1170||Avg +||71%-81%|
|990 to 1080||Avg -||59%-71%|
|900 to 990||Reach||46%-59%|
|Less than 900||Low||<46%|
Montclair State University ACT Scores
ACT RangeNot Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT-
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||N/A|
|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|
Avg. High School GPA3.2
Typical High School GradesB
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 #17 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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
82% of Montclair State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||29%||36%||31%|
Applications were DueMar 1, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to Montclair State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
41% of students submit their SAT scores to Montclair State University.
71% of those who apply are granted admission to Montclair State University. Admission competition is low and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.