Montclair State University (MSU)

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MSU can be found in Montclair, NJ, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. MSU has around twenty one thousand students enrolled per year.

The majority of students getting into Montclair State University have scored in-between 990 - 1180 on the SAT exam. 76% of all students that apply are accepted to MSU, from which 32% choose to enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Montclair State University (MSU) acceptance rate 2021 will be around 67%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Montclair State University (MSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Montclair State University was reported as 76.3% in Fall 2020 with over 12,700 applications submitted to Montclair State University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Montclair State University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 66.1%
  • 2017-2018: 70.7%
  • 2018-2019: 70.9%
  • 2019-2020: 76.3%
  • Projected MSU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 67.3%

How Does Montclair State University (MSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Montclair State University is thirty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
William Paterson University of New Jersey75.2%
New Jersey Institute of Technology72.8%
Rutgers University-Newark71.9%
Seton Hall University73.6%
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice40.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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