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Monmouth University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Monmouth University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Monmouth offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Monmouth University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Monmouth University was awarded 54 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Overall Quality

Monmouth landed the #469 spot in College Factual's 2020 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,727 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Monmouth held the #488 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 32 colleges in New Jersey, Monmouth is ranked at #13.

See all of the rankings for Monmouth University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Monmouth?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Monmouth University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 74%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 81% of students accepted to Monmouth submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 600. Math scores were between 480 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Monmouth University  ( 490 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Monmouth University  ( 480 to 590 )
Monmouth received ACT scores from 18% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Monmouth University  ( 19 to 26 )

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Monmouth University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, Monmouth University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access student will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Monmouth University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Monmouth University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Monmouth University has a freshmen retention rate of 79%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  79 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Monmouth the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 51%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  51 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Monmouth University.

Average Overall Diversity at Monmouth

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,706 undergraduates at Monmouth with 4,502 being full-time and 204 being part-time.

Monmouth Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

Monmouth scored 47.02 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  47.02 out of 100
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How Much Does Monmouth University Cost?

The overall average net price of Monmouth is $30,273. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Monmouth

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$20,626 $20,630 $27,296 $34,305 $37,695

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Monmouth, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Monmouth, approximately 74% of students took out student loans averaging $11,147 a year. That adds up to $44,588 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Monmouth is 2.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Monmouth Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Monmouth make around $50,500 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Monmouth students since it is 24% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Monmouth University make the most money.

Location of Monmouth University

Monmouth University is a private not-for-profit institution located in West Long Branch, New Jersey. West Long Branch is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Location of Monmouth University

Contact details for Monmouth are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1898
Phone: 732-571-3400

Monmouth University Majors

During the 2017-2018 academic year, students from 40 majors graduated from Monmouth University. Of these students, 1,237 received undergraduate degrees and 633 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 335 $42,700
Communication & Media Studies 95 $35,100
Health Sciences & Services 89 $30,200
General Education 84 $45,500
General Psychology 79 $31,400
General English Literature 60 $42,100
General Biology 46 $31,300
Music 39 $19,900
Political Science & Government 37 $31,200

Learn more about the majors offered at Monmouth University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Monmouth

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 774 students took at least one online class at Monmouth University. This is an increase from the 633 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 774 186
2016-2017 633 159
2015-2016 644 154
2014-2015 598 176
2013-2014 646 210

Learn more about online learning at Monmouth University.

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