Monmouth University

400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1898

School Details

Monmouth University is a private, not-for-profit, 4-year co-educational institution of higher learning, located in the city of West Long Branch, New Jersey.


The campus is located an hour away from Philadelphia as well as New York City. The campus is also within walking distance from the Atlantic Ocean. Monmouth was founded in 1933 in West Long Branch, New Jersey. The concept behind the institution was to provide the community with an opportunity for higher education. The mission statement of Monmouth is:

Monmouth University is an independent comprehensive institution of higher education committed to excellence and integrity in teaching, scholarship, and service. Through its offerings in liberal arts, science, and professional programs, Monmouth University educates and prepares students to realize their potential as leaders and to become engaged citizens in a diverse and increasingly interdependent world.

Monmouth aims to achieve their mission by adhering to their core values. These values include: excellence in teaching and learning, service, diversity, and more.

There are many extracurricular, non-academic opportunities available to students at Monmouth. Clubs and organizations include: Accounting Society, African-American Student Union, All Lifestyles Included, American Marketing Association, Artists for Change, Boom Roasted Productions, Catholic Campus Ministry, Chabad Club, Circle K, Colleges Against Cancer, Community Service Club, and the Entrepreneurship Club. There are also intramural sports including: the IceHawks Ice Hockey Team, Monmouth Dance Team, Women’s Field Hockey Club, and the Men’s Lacrosse Club. Monmouth’s athletic teams are called the Hawks and compete in the Division I NCAA. Sports include, but are not limited to: Men’s Basketball, Baseball, Football, Cross Country, Tennis, and Track and Field; Women’s Basketball, Softball, Golf, Field Hockey, Tennis, and Golf.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education accredits Monmouth University. In addition to that generalized accreditation, some of the programs at Monmouth University are also accredited by independent organizations. The Leon Hess Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society. The nursing program is accredited by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing, the National League of Nursing, and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The Social Work programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and the School of Education is provisionally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Lastly, the School of Counseling and the graduate Mental Health Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. Monmouth University has one of the only Software Engineering programs to be accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.


Monmouth offers 33 undergraduate degrees and 21 graduate degrees ranging from bachelor’s degrees through post-master’s certificates. Monmouth is comprised of eight schools and colleges. These include:

  • Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Education
  • Leon Hess Business School
  • School of Social Work
  • School of Science
  • Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies
  • the Graduate School
  • Honors School

Other distinctive aspects of Monmouth University include the Institute for Global Understanding, the Kislak Real Estate Institute, the Polling Institute, the Rapid Response Institute, and the Urban Coast Institute.


Monmouth University also offers online education opportunities. These include:

  • Master of Science in Education, Autism Track and Certificate
  • Master of Science in Education, Reading Specialist
  • Master of Arts in Public Policy
  • Master of Science in Homeland Security
  • Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Graduate Certificate - Forensic Nursing
  • Accelerated MBA Program

Around 6,470 students attend Monmouth University; 4,738 of those students are undergraduates. The average class size is around 21 students and the student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. The percentage of prospective undergraduate admissions’ candidates who were admitted is 71% and of that number, 23 percent decided to enroll. The overall graduation rate is 64 percent.


Around 93 percent of students receive some form of grant or scholarship aid and 67 percent of students take out federal student loans.


Middle States Commission on Higher Education


School Overview:

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    4-year, Private not-for-profit
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctor's degree
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