Monmouth University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Monmouth University

Monmouth University is a private university situated in West Long Branch, New Jersey. The institution has a large selection of 33 undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to choose from. Students are backed by a robust 13 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via many clubs and organizations.  The Monmouth University Hawks play in the NCAA Division I Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).


  • Total Enrollment: 6,167 (4,630 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42 percent male/58 percent female
  • 96 percent full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $39,952
  • Books: $996
  • Room and Board: $14,734
  • Other Expenses: $3,946
  • Total Cost: $59,628

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99 percent
    • Loans: 72 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,272
    • Loans: $7,029

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Education; and Psychology

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81 percent
  • Transfer-Out Rate: 28 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 56 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 69 percent

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, Track and Field, Golf
  • Women’s Sports: Track and Field, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Softball, Soccer

Overview of Monmouth University Admissions

Monmouth University accepts over three-quarters of applicants and has a somewhat competitive admissions pool. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the application process’s next steps. Students should make a campus visit to determine if the institution is a good fit for them.

2019 Admissions

During the 2018-19 admissions phase, Monmouth University had an acceptance rate of 77%. For every 100 students who submitted applications, 77 students gained admission, making Monmouth’s admissions process somewhat competitive.

SAT Requirements and Scores

During the 2018-19 admissions phase, 91% of admitted students provided SAT scores. This admissions data reveals to us that most of Monmouth’s admitted students fall within the top 35% on the SAT. 50% of students admitted to Monmouth scored between 520 and 660 on the reading and writing section, while 25% scored below 520, and 25% scored over 660. 50% of admitted students scored between 520 and 590 on the math section, while 25% scored below 520, and 25% scored over 590. Applicants with a cumulative SAT score of 1250 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Monmouth University.

ACT Requirements and Scores

During the 2018-19 admissions phase, 20% of admitted students provided ACT scores. This admissions data reveals to us that most of Monmouth’s admitted students fall within the bottom 42% on the ACT. The median 50% of students admitted to Monmouth received a cumulative ACT score between 19 and 25, while 25% scored over 25, and 25% scored below 19.


In 2019, the median 50% of Monmouth University’s freshmen class had high school GPAs between 3.12 and 3.72. 25% had a GPA of over 3.72, and 25% had a GPA below 3.12. These results suggest that successful applicants to Monmouth University have A and B grades primarily.

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Monmouth University, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Monmouth University is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, State University of New York at Fredonia, Montclair State University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of Texas at El Paso, University of California, Merced, California State University Northridge, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Monmouth University, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

San Jose State University, California State University Long Beach, Florida Gulf Coast University, University of Texas at San Antonio, Hampton University, Washington State University, East Carolina University

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Monmouth University. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

United States Military Academy, Hofstra University, Temple University, Seton Hall University, Quinnipiac University, Ohio University, University of Alabama

Applying to Monmouth University

Application Deadline: March 1

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