At Montclair, we encourage students to dream big, to imagine the future and to ask “How can I become the person I need to be in order to make the world the place where I want to live?” Here, you’ll find everything you need to rise to the level of your ambitions – and beyond. Whether volunteering locally or conducting research that helps serve the greater community, our students are making a difference in the lives of others.” >
Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines
Applying is easy! Just follow our step-by-step guide for freshman applicants. Our admissions counselors are here to answer any questions you might have. All applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Each application for admission is reviewed individually, and the process is a competitive one.
Our strongest candidates for admission possess a 3.2 or higher cumulative high school GPA on an unweighted, 4.0 scale, a challenging course sequence (particularly in the junior and senior years), and a well-rounded extra-curricular resume. Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required, but, if a student chooses to submit those scores, the scores will be considered in the admissions process.
Learn more about our admissions requirements and view our admissions deadlines today.
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We believe that education should be accessible to everyone. Montclair offers the quality, variety and academic environment you expect from a top-tier University – at a highly competitive cost. With more than 72% of our students receiving some form of financial aid, our commitment to affordability will make it easier for you and your family to make a smart and practical financial investment.>
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What you’ll find about Red Hawk Country is that, even more than a beautiful, state-of-the-art place to live and learn, our campus is home to a community that celebrates its people and their individuality. We’re a large, vibrant network of students who are driven to succeed and professionals who know how to help them soar.