Monmouth University

Monmouth University: From Coastal to Global

Monmouth University is a first-tier, private university empowering students to reach their full potential. Monmouth’s students emerge as leaders capable of making significant contributions to communities and societies—locally, nationally, and globally.

A comprehensive selection of baccalaureate and graduate degree programs in subject areas that are in demand in the workplace are offered. Small classes geared toward individual attention, and led by an innovative faculty, provide a transformative learning environment where students are active participants in their education. Additionally, Monmouth is situated on a beautiful, coastal campus that is one mile from the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean and also about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia.

A fully wireless campus and a wide array of digital resources along with new academic facilities allows students to actively participate in learning opportunities with innovative faculty members. A ratio of 14 students to each professor enables a personalized learning environment along with mentoring opportunities.

Monmouth is home to a diverse student body comprising some 6,300 undergraduate and graduate students. Students come to Monmouth from 32 states and 34 countries to participate in the University’s academic programs that include a software engineering program that is only one of twenty-two accredited programs in the United States, a music industry program that interfaces with industry professionals in and out of the classroom, and a marine and environmental biology and policy program that benefits from the University’s proximity to costal waterways.

Undergraduate students interested in the sciences, if qualified, can be involved in hands-on original research projects with faculty. These students are presenting award-winning research at regional, national, and international conferences along with earning faculty co-authorship in peer-reviewed publications.

At Monmouth, about ten percent of first-year students enroll in one of the University’s five-year baccalaureate/master’s programs. Subject areas for five-year programs are offered in communication, computer science, business, criminal justice (certain programs), English, history, homeland security, political science/public policy, psychology/school counseling, social work, and software engineering.

Putting learning into action is what makes education come alive. Experiential education, which includes internships, study abroad, select service learning projects, dedicated experiential coursework, or cooperative learning experiences, is a required part of the undergraduate curriculum. By their senior year, seventy-seven percent of Monmouth students have completed a practicum, internship, co-op, or similar real world experience; only forty-nine percent of graduating students at comparable institutions have done this according to the latest National Survey of Student Engagement.

And location is a vital part of the Monmouth experience. The University is located in the New York metropolitan area, which is home to many prominent firms that are leaders in the technology, media, and financial industries. This proximity allows students access to exceptional hands-on learning opportunities and career options. Additionally, Monmouth University is one of the fastest-rising universities in its category (Regional Universities North) of the U.S. News & World Report rankings of best colleges for more than a decade. The University can also be found in the latest edition of The Princeton Review’s Best Colleges. Monmouth University’s Leon Hess Business School is also included in the recent edition of The Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools.

The University also hosts twenty-three Division I athletic teams while approximately 75 percent of students compete in intramural athletics. Learn more at!