What Are Some Facts About Montclair State University?


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Located in Montclair, New Jersey, Montclair State University opened in 1908. The university was the first state college in New Jersey to offer master’s and doctoral degrees. In 2014, U.S. News & World Report ranked Montclair State University’s graduate program in basic education as number 18 in the nation.

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Montclair State University opened its first dormitory in 1915 and printed its first yearbook in 1919. In 1936, the school’s students and faculty helped to construct the amphitheatre. In 1949, the university established The New Jersey School of Conservation and is currently one of the few schools in the United States to offer a doctoral degree in environmental management. In 1998, the university added an ice skating rink to its campus.

As of 2015, Montclair State University’s main campus covers approximately 250 acres. The university has an enrollment of more than 15,000 undergraduate students and 4,000 graduate students. Student-to-instructor ratio is 17-to-1, and the average class size is 22.

Montclair State University consists of six colleges that offer nearly 300 majors, minors and certificate programs. The School of Business offers undergraduate, MBA and post-MBA programs. Through the College of Math and Sciences, students can pursue a degree in mathematics with concentrations in computer science, statistics and physics.

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