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Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ

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About This Campus

Montclair State University is unique in offering academic programs that have earned us the title of “New Jersey’s best public university” (Forbes), with a wide range of extracurricular activities, a vibrant, expansive campus community, and cutting-edge technologies - all within sight of New York City. Building on a distinguished history dating back to 1908, Montclair State University is a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey. Designated a Research Doctoral University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the University’s 11 colleges and schools serve more than 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students with more than 300 doctoral, master's and baccalaureate programs in small classes. Situated on a beautiful, 252-acre suburban campus just 12 miles from New York City, Montclair State delivers the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a supportive, sophisticated and diverse academic environment.

Location Information

Our park-like campus feels relaxed, safe and secluded, but it is only 30 minutes from New York City. Served by two train stations and a bus stop on campus, the university benefits from its proximity to New York City for cultural activities and faculty with in-depth professional expertise in the arts, business and communications fields. Nestled at the foot of the First Watchung Mountain, Montclair (pop. 39,000) offers restaurants, shops, movie theaters, an art museum and vibrant arts venues.

Helpful Information

NSE students are welcome to join in Montclair State University's notably diverse student body. In most cases, students may select courses in any of the University's Schools and Departments. Prerequisites must be satisfied for higher level courses. Portfolios may be required for some art classes and auditions may be required for some music classes. On campus housing is required so that NSE students are able to take advantage of Montclair's many campus activities and clubs.

Chance of Placement

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Home Payment (B)
Very Good
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Campus Links

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Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

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Location | Montclair
Population | 38,000
Enrollment | 21,013
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 09/05-12/20
Spring | 01/22-05/15

Campus Diversity

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White | 47%
Black | 13%
Hispanic/Latino | 29%
Asian | 6%
Native/1st Nation | 0%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 3%
Other | 2%
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Academics

Registration Priority
  • After campus students
Closed Programs
Nursing Accounting

Limitations
Biology Musical Theatre Music Art Teacher's Certification/Education Computer Science Justice Studies

Notable Academic Programs

  • Entrepreneurship - Rich, real-life entrepreneurial experience for students; and an ecosystem of talent helps us blur the line of where the campus ends and the entrepreneurial community begins by exposing students to mentors and other advisors who are entrepreneurs. Innovation is central in all we do, including in our MIX Lab, which provides tools for 3D printing, designing and making with the aim of transforming our students’ mindsets, and lives. Our classes are experiential and hands on, and teach students real-world skills to succeed in any career. Our students are budding actors, designers, teachers, scientists, inventors and accountants — anyone can be an entrepreneur, which is why our ENTR courses are open to any student of any major.
  • Media Arts - Our trans-disciplinary program is intended to prepare the next generation of professionals in the fields of communication and media, taught in our leading-edge media complex. Montclair State University’s School of Communication and Media provides groundbreaking programs that give students the tools they need to succeed in the communication and media industries. Focused coursework, hands-on internships, and mentoring by a top-tier faculty are designed to arm students with marketable skills. Because the boundaries between traditional and new media have blurred, the School of Communication and Whether you want to make experimental films, produce television programs, shape public opinion, or report breaking news on multiple platforms, you will find courses and programs to help meet your goals. The mission of the School of Communication and Media is to offer dynamic programs in communication and media—including communication and media arts, communication studies, filmmaking, journalism, public relations, television production, audio/sound design, and sports media and journalism.
  • Environmental Studies - We offer courses in Geography, Earth and Environmental Science, Sustainability Science, Water Resource Management, Geographic Information Science and Remote Sensing, and Environmental Forensics, and in Earth and Environmental Sciences. Our programs emphasize strong foundations in natural, physical, and social sciences, foster critical thinking and communication skills, and incorporate cutting edge field, laboratory, and computational methods. Faculty research programs are supported by the National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Sea Grant, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Research and Education Fund, the International Ocean Discovery Program, among many others. Our programs are designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of Earth’s natural systems that support and nurture life; human interactions with and influences on Earth’s systems; the intersection of science, economics, law and policy; organizational approaches to sustainability issues in communities, businesses, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs); project development and implementation, data collection, analysis, and interpretation, via either a thesis or applied internship project.
  • Theater Art - We have trained actors, dancers, production artists, educators and arts managers to create “magic” for the stage for more than 50 years. Our location 14 miles west of Manhattan puts students just minutes away from Broadway productions, world-class dance performances, internships and all that attracts artists from all over the world. Our exceptional faculty, progressive curriculum and superb facilities meet the rigorous standards required for accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) and Dance (NASD) – distinctions that place us among the top programs in the country. Classroom work is supported by intensive, pre-professional production and performance schedules that mirror the professions. Our Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) programs with concentrations in Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre, and Production and Design prepare students for careers as performers, director/choreographers and backstage specialists. Our Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theatre Studies is designed for students wishing to pursue broad-based theatre-related careers.
  • Nutrition - Our coursework offers hands-on experience in food laboratories and classrooms that focuses on positive health outcomes, food justice and current trends such as locally sourced food and sustainable agriculture. We prepare students to work in a variety of nutrition, food science, management and health-related fields.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Languages - Courses offered in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian,Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian and American Sign Language, as well as Linguistics.
  • Gerontology - Courses address health and psychological aspects of aging, fitness and the aging process, and death and bereavement in the family, allowing a career path in an expanding field that can be incorporated into a variety of rewarding professions – from grief counseling to psychology.
  • Sustainability Studies - Housed in the Department of Earth and Environmental Studies, the program takes advantage of expertise across campus including the College of Science and Mathematics, College of Humanities and Social Science, School of Business, and the PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies.
  • Broadcasting - Our strategic partnership with SONY allows us to offer state-of-the-art electronics, designed and implemented with Sony, and to extend beyond the production environment to include theaters, classrooms, media labs, public spaces and a multi-platform newsroom.
  • International Business - In our comprehensive program, you will gain an interdisciplinary perspective on national and company competitiveness, international trade, export and import management, foreign direct investment, market entry and expansion strategies, regional blocs, and management of multinational corporations. You will learn how to build robust business relationships that extend beyond our borders.

Options
Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology, Archaeology

Area Studies: Afro-American Studies, Gerontology, International Studies, Japanse Studies (minor), Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Russian Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Computer Graphics, Design, Digital Arts, Drawing, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Media Arts, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Art, Theater Art, Visual Arts

Athletics: Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Physical Education, Sports Communication, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Aquatic Biology, Biology/Life Science, Cell Biology, Entomology, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Physiology

Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, Business Law, Business Technology, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Operation Management, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising, Operations Management, Product Design, Public Administration, Public Relations, Retailing, Supply and Logistics Management, Systems Management

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Geochemistry

Communications: American Sign Language, Audio Production Technology, Broadcasting, Communication, Electronic Media, Electronic Media and Culture, Film, Journalism, Journalism and Contemporary Media, Magazine Journalism, Mass Communication, Multimedia, Photo Journalism, Radio and Television Studies, Sound Design, Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address, Television, Television Arts, Visual Communication Technology, Visual Design/Web Media, Writing/Editing

Computer Science: Computer Network Security

Consumer and Family Studies: Family Science/Services, Family Studies

Criminal Justice: Corrections, Crime and Society, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Paralegal Studies

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Earth Science, Geohydrology, Geology, Meteorology

Economics: Applied Economics, Economics, International Economics, Resource Economics

Education: Educational Administration and Supervision, Elementary Education, English, French, Health Education, Human Development, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Kindergarten Education, Language and Literacy, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Reading, Science, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Spanish, Special Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

English: Classical Studies, Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Poetry, Rhetoric, Writing

Environmental Studies: Coastal Environmental Studies, Conservation, Ecology, Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources/Science/Management, Sustainability Studies

Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Design, Apparel/Fashion Merchandising, Textile Arts, Textile Design, Textiles and Clothing

Food Science: Food Science, Nutrition

Foreign Language: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Interpretation/Translation, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

General Studies: Classical Studies, Gender Studies, Humanities, Leadership Studies, Spanish Literature

Geography and Urban Studies: Community Development, Geographic Information Sciences & Emergency Management, Geography, Human Geography, Real Estate, Urban Planning, Urban Studies

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Community Health, Dietetics, Exercise Science, Gerontology, Health Education, Health Services/Hospital Administration and Management, Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences, Public Health

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management

Information Studies: Computer Science, Informatics, Information Science, Information Systems, Information Technology

International Studies: International Studies

Marine Sciences: Marine Biology

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics

Performing Arts: Acting, Ballet, Choral Music, Dance, Directing, Modern Dance, Music, Music Education, Music History, Music Performance, Music Technology, Music Theater, Music Theory and Composition, Music Therapy, Music/Jazz Studies, Performance, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Production

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Asian Religions and Culture, Ethics, Philosophy, Religion, Religious Studies

Physics: Geophysics, Nuclear Physics, Physics

Political Science: American Political Science, Government, International Affairs/Relations, Peace Studies, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs

Psychology: Child Psychology, Counseling, Industrial Psychology, Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Gender Studies, Law and Society, Social Welfare, Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, Womens Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders, Speech Pathology and Audiology, Speech Therapy

Theater: Performance and Directing

Conditions

Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550 paper, N/A computer or 213 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18 ($685.56 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 11/06/18.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status

Important Notes: Student Service and Student Governments fees are waived for incoming Plan B students. Health insurance can be waived with proof of coverage.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $650 per semester.

Financial Aid

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 11/06/18

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 25% living on campus
  • Double: $5272
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $
  • Proximity to campus:
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2495 declining balance plan.
  • $1995 per semester for 1 meals per week.
  • $2175 per semester for 3 meals per week.
  • $2350 per semester for 7 meals per week.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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