About This CampusMontclair 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 R2 High Research Activity 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
Location InformationOur 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 InformationNSE 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 or acting classes. On campus housing is required so that NSE students are able to take advantage of Montclair's many campus activities and clubs.