Monmouth University: Narrative Description

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400 Cedar Ave.
West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1898
Tel: (732)571-3400
Free: 800-543-9671
Admissions: (732)571-3456
Fax: (732)263-5166
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1933. Setting: 153-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City and Philadelphia. Endowment: $35 million. Research spending 2003-04: $630,249. Educational spending 2003-04: $6360 per student. Total enrollment: 6,329. Faculty: 534 (237 full-time, 297 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 5,279 applied, 66% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 30% from top quarter, 60% from top half. Full-time: 4,034 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 467 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 28 states and territories, 12 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 5% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 11% 25 or older, 43% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; communications/communication technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, early decision, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 12/1 for early decision, 12/15 for early action. Notification: 4/1, 1/1 for early decision, 1/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $27,615 includes full-time tuition ($19,108), mandatory fees ($596), and college room and board ($7911). College room only: $4229. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $553 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $149 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 67 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 7% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student-run radio station, Student Government Association, student newspaper (Outlook), Student Activities Board, Shadows (yearbook). Major annual events: Homecoming, Winter Ball, Spring Fest. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,742 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Murry and Leonie Guggenheim Memorial Library with 260,400 books, 16,000 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.9 million. 673 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The university is located in West Long Branch, a suburban community of 7,700 people. The campus is located just one mile from the Atlantic Ocean. Both New York and Philadelphia are about a one and a half hour trip away. Newark airport is 45 miles distant. Train and bus service are available 2 miles from campus.

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