Monmouth University

Monmouth University, the regions premier private coastal university, attracts students looking for a personalized learning environment that will ignite their curiosity and prepare them for life after college. Small classes, which allow for individual attention and student-faculty dialogue, together with careful academic advising and career counseling, are hallmarks of a Monmouth education. Students benefit from an intellectually challenging academic experience built on a strong liberal arts foundation. A ratio of fourteen students to each professor ensures active and engaged learning. In and out of the classroom, ideas are nurtured and become real, hands-on experiences making a meaningful difference in the lives of students and others. Experiential education, which includes study abroad, select service learning projects, internships, or cooperative learning experiences, is a required part of the undergraduate curriculum, which separates Monmouth from many other universities. By the time they graduate, more than seventy-eight percent of Monmouth students have completed a practicum, internship, co-op, or similar real world experience; only forty-eight percent of graduating students at comparable institutions have done this according to a recent National Survey of Student Engagement. Monmouth's breathtaking coastal campus provides a safe, suburban setting in one of the world's largest metropolitan regions, ideally positioned to help students develop and pursue their career interests while enjoying rich cultural opportunities. Many students are attracted to Monmouth's unique academic offerings, including software engineering (one of twenty-three accredited programs in the U.S.), medical laboratory science, marine and environmental biology and policy, health studies, music industry, business administration/real estate, Spanish/international business, Spanish/communication, homeland security, and a minor in global sustainability. Students are involved in hands-on, original research projects in student-faculty collaborative teams and have the opportunity to present award-winning research at regional, national, and international conferences and earn co-authorship with faculty on peer-reviewed publications. Regardless of major, highly qualified students may also be invited to join the Honors School. About ten percent of incoming first-year students enroll in one of Monmouths five-year baccalaureate/masters programs offered in business, computer science, criminal justice, education (certain programs), English, history, political science/public policy, psychology/school counseling, social work, and software engineering. Monmouth boasts a diverse student body comprised of about 6,400 undergraduate and graduate students. For those interested in residence hall living, on-campus housing is guaranteed for first-year students who secure housing by May 1. Housing is also guaranteed to sophomore students. The University also offers on-campus living for upperclass students as well as off-campus living options on or near the beachfront. More than one hundred student-run clubs and organizations including performance groups, intramurals, and club sports enhance the student experience. Community service is important and students regularly participate in volunteer activities. Twenty-three varsity athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division I and play an important part in life on campus, twenty-one in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) with football in the Big South Conference. Monmouth believes that in addition to providing sound preparation for successful careers, a major goal of higher education is to help students develop lasting values. These values include a keen sense of citizenship, social responsibility, and leadership qualities that equip graduates to contribute to todays increasingly complex and multicultural world. All this, and more, empowers Monmouth students to rise confidently into personal and professional success.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1933 N/A Semester $79.0 million 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764 (732) 571-3400
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66 100.0 New Jersey West Long Branch 218 221