Monmouth University

Monmouth University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Monmouth University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Monmouth University was awarded 103 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is forensic nursing..

Overall Quality

Monmouth landed the #577 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 49 colleges in New Jersey, Monmouth is ranked at #19.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Monmouth?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Monmouth University is 74%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Monmouth is a good fit for you.

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

At Monmouth, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

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 81%. 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  81 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

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Monmouth University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,450 undergraduates at Monmouth with 4,301 being full-time and 149 being part-time.

How Much Does Monmouth University Cost?

The overall average net price of Monmouth is $29,548. 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 +
$18,716 $20,861 $27,107 $34,558 $36,937

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 72% of students took out student loans averaging $8,744 a year. That adds up to $34,976 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Monmouth is 3.1%. 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 27% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 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 situated 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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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 most recent year for which we have data, students from 40 majors graduated from Monmouth University. Of these students, 1,122 received undergraduate degrees and 637 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 308 $42,700
Communication & Media Studies 98 $35,100
Health Sciences & Services 85 $30,200
General Psychology 60 $31,400
General Biology 56 $31,300
General Education 56 $45,500
General English Literature 47 $42,100
Criminal Justice & Corrections 42 $25,800
Computer Information Systems 40 NA
Social Work 40 NA

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 2018-2019, 715 students took at least one online class at Monmouth University. This is a decrease from the 774 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 715 206
2017-2018 774 186
2016-2017 633 159
2015-2016 644 154
2013-2014 646 210

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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