Monmouth University started in 1933 as Monmouth Junior College, founded in West Long Branch, New Jersey. Twenty three years later, on January 18, 1956, Monmouth University received accreditation to award Bachelor’s Degrees. In March of 1995, the school received its university charter from the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education and became known as Monmouth University.
Current Student Body Statistics
Monmouth University is an expanding university located on the southern shore of the state of New Jersey. It is home to 4,300 full time and 400 part time undergraduate students and 1,750 graduate students. There are 590 administrative staff employed by Monmouth University and the student to faculty ratio at Monmouth is fifteen to one. The university’s relatively low student population allows for favorable class sizes. Class sizes are capped between 20 and 35 students and there are no courses taught by teaching assistants at the university. Monmouth University generally recruits students from the northeastern United States but it is a relatively diverse school. The students at Monmouth University hail from 29 different states and 28 foreign countries. Sixty percent of students at Monmouth University are women and 21 percent are minority students. 44 percent of students are classified as on-campus, meaning they receive housing from Monmouth University.
Tuition and Costs of Attending Monmouth University
Annual college cost information is drawn from the College Board. Tuition and fees at Monmouth University were $28,000 per year for the 2011 school year. Room and board totaled $10,459 while books and supplies were estimated to cost $1,200. For part time students, the cost per credit was $793.
Financial Aid at Monmouth University
The financial aid packages at Monmouth University are relatively strong with 72 percent of average need met for students. The average financial aid package totals $19,500, leaving the average graduate of Monmouth University indebted for $29,921 at graduation. 56 percent of total undergraduate aid was awarded in the form of scholarships or grants. In order to qualify for financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Organization of Monmouth University
Monmouth University is organized into eight different schools including:
- 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
- The Honors School
These schools offer 29 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate degrees for students to pursue.
Activities and Athletics at Monmouth University
Monmouth University has many different clubs and organizations for students including the campus television and radio stations (Hawk TV and WMCX-FM). Monmouth University’s athletic teams are known as the Hawks and they compete as a Division I school in the Northeast Conference. There are twenty teams fielded by the university at the Division I level. Famous athletes from the school include Miles Austin, receiver for the Dallas Cowboys, and Brad Brach, pitcher for the San Diego Padres.