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Montclair State University Admission Requirements

Montclair, New Jersey

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Chances of getting into Montclair State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
76.3%
Admission Difficulty for Montclair State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Montclair State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 76% acceptance rate ranking it #21 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 9,713 out of 12,729 applicants were admitted making Montclair State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming 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 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Montclair State University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 41% of students submit SAT scores.

Montclair State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
990-1180
Applicants Submitting SAT
41%
SAT Scores for Montclair State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for Montclair State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1180
Average SAT Score 1090

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 prefers 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 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Montclair State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1180 and Above Good >84%
1085 to 1180 Avg + 76%-84%
990 to 1085 Avg - 65%-76%
895 to 990 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 895 Low <52%
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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
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Montclair State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.2
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Montclair State University?

Applicants 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 #18 in New Jersey for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.2 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Montclair State University accepts 76% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Montclair State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Montclair State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,181 4,547 12,729
Accepted 6,467 3,246 9,713
Acceptance Rate 79% 71% 76%
Enrolled 1,976 1,125 3,101
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 35% 32%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 31, 2022
Days left to Apply
287

Applicants have 287 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 31, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Montclair State University is $65.

Admission Requirements

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

Montclair State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

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.

FAQs

Does Montclair State University prefer SAT or ACT?

41% of students submit their SAT scores to Montclair State University.

What is my chance of getting into Montclair State University?

76% of those who apply are granted admission to Montclair State University. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Montclair State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 990 and 1180. 41% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.