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Montclair State University


  • 1908

The New Jersey State Normal School at Montclair opens its doors. Governor John Franklin Fort attends the dedication of College Hall, the school’s first building.

  • 1918
As it celebrates its 10th anniversary, the New Jersey State Normal School at Montclair has graduated a total of 1,464 teachers, more than 1,200 of whom teach in New Jersey.


Montclair State University is committed to serving the educational needs of New Jersey with programs characterized by academic rigor and currency in the development of knowledge and its applications. The University will offer a comprehensive range of baccalaureate, master’s, and certificate programs and a focused portfolio of doctoral programs that are closely aligned with the University’s academic strengths and the needs of the state.


R2 Doctoral University: Montclair State is a dynamic research institution, designated an R2 – Doctoral University – High Research Activity – by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The R2 Doctoral designation signifies a continued expansion of the University’s research portfolio and doctoral programs, where students and faculty explore across disciplines for innovative discoveries in the sciences, humanities, business and the arts.


  • When you work at Montclair State, you join a talented, diverse and inclusive community of employees who work together to support the educational mission of the University.
  • You are part of a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey. Our 11 colleges and schools serve 21,000 students on a beautiful 252-acre campus just 12 miles from New York City.
  • Dedicated to providing employees with opportunities for professional achievement and development, we take pride in a dynamic workplace environment that respects all employees and encourages excellence.

Student services

  • Academic Success Center: Course-based Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, Workshops and more.
  • Center For Writing Excellence: For University students, faculty, staff and alumni who are committed to developing and improving as writers.
  • Red Hawk Math Active Learning Center: Tutoring available for those students enrolled in Math Active Learning Center classes.
  • College Writing Studio – Writing Studies: Tutoring for those First-Year Writing Students/WRIT.

Housing services

  • Montclair’s residential facilities include traditional double-loaded corridors and suites as well as apartment communities to accommodate a variety of lifestyles. Staff and students give each residence a distinct personality.  
  • Is our newest and largest residential and dining complex. Located on the north end of campus, it offers single and double room suite accommodations for nearly 2,000 students, as well as 25,000 square feet of dining space. Completely wireless, The Heights features community kitchens, closed study areas, game and recreation spaces, outdoor community courtyards, and TV and common lounges.

ICT services

Features of the 77,000-square-foot building include but are not limited to:

  • multiple lounge areas with free wi-fi, TV’s, and gaming consoles
  • equipment available for rent and for purchase
  • Medical services

    Several areas work in close collaboration with each other and other University departments to promote a high standard of health, safety, educational achievement, accessibility and overall well-being for all of the campus community.

    Campus life

    Montclair State offers students a beautiful suburban campus where they can enjoy the ambience of walking to class on tree-lined paths and meet their friends to study on the lawn. The campus also boasts excellent academic, residential and recreational facilities.

    Sports facilities

    Features of the 77,000-square-foot building include but are not limited to:

    • 2-court gymnasium
    • 10,000 sq. ft. of dedicated fitness space that is frequently updated with new equipment
    • 2 racquetball courts
    • 2 multipurpose rooms
    • 25-yard / 6-lane heated indoor pool
    • locker rooms and showers
    • equipment available for rent and for purchase
    • elevated indoor track
    • multiple lounge areas with free wi-fi, TV’s, and gaming consoles

    Student clubs

    Many different groups come together to form Montclair’s diverse, inclusive campus community. Explore your interests through more than 67 clubs and organizations. Participate in a busy calendar of on-campus activities and events. Join one of our intramural or Division III varsity teams.

    Be a part of something. Campus involvement is one of the most satisfying parts of a college education because it leads to new friendships, new experiences and the development of life skills.

    • AACSB International -- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (Baccalaureate and Graduate degree programs in business, School of Business)
    • ACEND - Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Didactic Program in Dietetics, Baccalaureate level, Dietetic Internship, Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences)
    • CAATE - Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (Athletic Training major, BS, Department of Exercise Science and Physical Education, College of Education and Human Services)

    Little Falls, New Jersey, United States

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