Monmouth University

4 Year Private University
www.monmouth.edu/admission/international

Contact Information

Lauren Vento Cifelli
Assistant Vice President
Email: lvento@monmouth.edu

Undergraduate Admission:
Emma J. Cabán
Assistant Director
Email: ecaban@monmouth.edu
Phone: + 1 800 543 5882

Graduate Admission:
Laurie Kuhn
Associate Director
Email: lkuhn@monmouth.edu
Phone: + 1 800 320 1154

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Application Deadlines

Fall Semester – June 1
Spring Semester – November 1

Locations

Main Campus
400 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, NJ 07764

About

Monmouth University is a private, full-spectrum university with approximately 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students who are empowered to achieve their educational goals and realize their potential for making significant contributions to their community and society. Monmouth is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Top Tier School for Regional Universities-North in the Northeast, is recognized by the Princeton Review in the 2013 editions of The Best 377 Colleges as well as in their Guide to 322 Green Colleges. Monmouth University is proud to be among the ranks of outstanding universities and colleges nationwide that are leading the “green” movement through their own special programs and initiatives . The Leon Hess Business School, which is AACSB accredited, is also recognized by the Princeton Review as one ofThe Best 294 Business Schools in the 2012 edition. And Monmouth is one of 21 schools in the country with an accreditation in software engineering by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET; the undergraduate program was also named in U.S. News & World ReportBest Colleges 2012 – Engineering Programs.
Monmouth is in close proximity to many prominent firms that are world leaders in the technology, media, and financial industries, offering many career and cultural advantages to our students and graduates. Located one mile from one of the most beautiful beaches in New Jersey and the Atlantic Ocean, and only one hour from New York City, Monmouth University offers a high quality personalized academic learning environment where all classes are taught by distinguished professors in both historic and modern classroom settings. The accessibility of our faculty, along with many distinct academic programs, gives Monmouth students an advantage when they step into the workforce. There are innovative undergraduate majors and concentrations in eight schools, including marine science, software engineering, international business, and music industry. Five-year baccalaureate/master’s programs are available to highly motivated students in a broad range of disciplines. At the graduate level, Monmouth’s 22 master’s degree programs and various certificate programs encourage students to achieve the highest degrees of competence, professionalism, and leadership qualities.

Degrees/Certificates Offered

Bachelor’s and Master’s
For a full listing of undergraduate degrees, please visit www.monmouth.edu/majors.
Graduate degrees can be found at www.monmouth.edu/grprograms

Student Demographics

UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLMENT:
Full-Time: 4,285
First-Year Students: 964
Percentage Male: 40%
Percentage Female: 60%

GRADUATE ENROLLMENT:
1,837

ESL Program and Support Services

Brookdale Community College and Monmouth University are pleased to offer a unique 8 week, 12-credit English as a Second Language (ESL) program for Monmouth University students. The program is a great option for those who wish to enroll at Monmouth but do not meet the admission requirement of English proficiency. The University normally requires a minimum TOEFL score of 79. To be eligible for this program, students must meet admission requirements and be conditionally admitted to Monmouth University with a minimum TOEFL of 70. For additional information, visit the Monmouth University website.

Student Housing Options

Approximately 2,000 students live in University owned or sponsored housing. Housing is available in on- and off-campus facilities on a space-available basis.

Admission Requirements for First Year Students

  • A completed application for undergraduate admission and $50 application fee (www.monmouth.edu/apply).
  • Official transcripts in English. Academic credentials that are considered official are those that are sent directly to Monmouth University from the high school/secondary school, from the evaluation/translation service that has evaluated the transcripts, or from the department/ministry of education in the country in which the student has studied. Transcripts that are not in English must be translated and evaluated by a reputable credential evaluation service including members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)
  • Transcripts that are in English may need to be evaluated into a US equivalent GPA. Students should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission to discuss their specific transcript requirements. Photocopied documents are not accepted as official.
  • English proficiency requirements or SAT: Applicants whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency. This can be demonstrated via the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), or the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB).
  • Monmouth requires a minimum of a 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, 213 on the computer-based, and 79 on the Internet-based. The minimum score considered for the IELTS is 6. The minimum for the CAE is B2. The minimum for the MELAB is 77.
  • Monmouth University will also accept international students who meet the University’s regular standards for admission and who have successfully completed the ELS Language Services program at the master’s level of English proficiency, which is completion of Level 112, in lieu of the TOEFL or other English proficiency exam. Conditional acceptance may be issued by Monmouth University to those students who elect to prove English proficiency by enrolling in and completing ELS Level 112.
  • International applicants from English-speaking countries must take the SAT and meet regular standards for admission. A list of English speaking countries is available online.

Admission Requirements for Transfer Applicants

  • A completed application for undergraduate admission and $50 application fee (www.monmouth.edu/apply).
  • Official college transcripts for all college-level work, regardless of whether the credit will be transferrable, must be sent directly from the institution at which the credit was completed. Transcripts that are not in English must be translated and evaluated by a reputable credential evaluation service including members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) and then sent directly from the agency to Monmouth University. A course by course evaluation is required for all non-English transcripts. Course descriptions in English of all completed coursework are also required, if not included in the course by course evaluation. Transcripts are considered official when sent directly to Monmouth University from the college/university at which the courses were taken and certified by the institution’s registrar office or when sent directly from the evaluation agency along with the translation and evaluation. Photocopied documents are not accepted as official.
  • English proficiency: Applicants whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency. This can be demonstrated via the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), or the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB).
  • Monmouth requires a minimum of a 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, 213 on the computer-based, and 79 on the Internet-based. The minimum score considered for the IELTS is 6. The minimum for the CAE is B2. The minimum for the MELAB is 77.
  • If you have attended an English-speaking university and completed 100-level English coursework with a C grade or better, this will also satisfy the English proficiency requirement.
  • Monmouth University will also accept international students who meet the University’s regular standards for admission and who have successfully completed the ELS Language Services program at the master’s level of English proficiency, which is completion of Level 112, in lieu of the TOEFL or other English proficiency exam. Conditional acceptance may be issued by Monmouth University to those students who elect to prove English proficiency by enrolling in and completing ELS Level 112.

Admission Requirements for Graduate Applicants

  • A completed application for graduate admission and $50 application fee (www.monmouth.edu/apply).
  • A complete set of official or attested documents (including all transcripts, marksheets and degree certificates) received in unopened envelopes from the student’s school(s) or an official evaluation of the student’s educational documents done by a reputable agency. These must be received from that organization in an unopened envelope or electronically. If the official documents are in a language other than English, they must be accompanied by a reputable translation.
  • Graduate admission requirements vary by program. Please check the full application instructions for specific academic program requirements (http://www.monmouth.edu/admission/application/forms/GradApplicationInstructions.pdf)
  • English proficiency must also be demonstrated. Monmouth requires a minimum of a 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, 213 on the computer-based, and 79 on the Internet-based. The minimum score considered for the IELTS is 6. The minimum for the CAE is B2. The minimum for the MELAB is 77.
  • Monmouth University will also accept international students who meet the University’s regular standards for admission and who have successfully completed the ELS Language Services program at the master’s level of English proficiency, which is completion of Level 112, in lieu of the TOEFL or other English proficiency exam. Conditional acceptance may be issued by Monmouth University to those students who elect to prove English proficiency by enrolling in and completing ELS Level 112.

Visa Categories Offered

F-1: This designation is for students who are planning to pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree and are taking coursework at the University toward the completion of that degree. Our form (PDF) is available at:http://www.monmouth.edu/student/grad/FormI20.pdf
In order for your request for I-20 to be completed, there are a few forms that you must submit. For students who will be coming to the U.S. for the first time, you will need to submit the Application for Form I-20, Financial Documents showing adequate funding, a Sponsor’s Affidavit of Support (if applicable)and a copy of your valid passport..
International students who are transferring from another U.S. college or 0university must submit the Request for F-1 Transfer Information, Application for Form I-20, Financial Documents showing adequate funding, a Sponsor’s Affidavit of Support (if applicable) and a copy of your valid passport.

Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance

  • Tuition and fees for undergraduate students is approximately $32,000.
  • Tuition and fees plus room and board is approximately $42,500.
  • Graduate student tuition and fees for full-time study is approximately $17,400; this excludes room, board, books, and living expenses.

For I-20 issuance, international students pursuing undergraduate study must provide proof of approximately $52,100 to cover tuition and fees, medical insurance, room and board, books, personal expenses, and summer living. Graduate students must provide proof of approximately $41,600.

Types of Financial Assistance Available

Scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships are offered to eligible international students. Monmouth’s academic excellence scholarships for undergraduate students range from $3,000 to $16,000, and are based on a student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA) and test scores. Athletic scholarships are also available on a limited basis to students recruited for certain sports, and are awarded at the discretion of the coach. International transfer students may be eligible for between $2,000 and $9,000, depending upon the student’s cumulative GPA.
Graduate fellowships are also available for qualified students and range from $1,200 to $7,400 per year.

Student Activities and Campus Life

Our international students are supported by our international coordinator and a range of services in our Center for Student Success, and participate in various clubs and organizations including an active international student organization. A keen sense of social responsibility, along with leadership qualities that equip graduates to contribute to today’s increasingly complex and multicultural world, are the hallmarks of a Monmouth education. Monmouth’s Institute for Global Understanding greatly contributes to the student experience by promoting awareness of global issues and challenges by hosting an Annual Global Understanding Convention as well as prominent speakers from throughout the world.
The Office of International Student Services provides an orientation program for new students twice each year. Out-of-class, or co-curricular, opportunities include 20 NCAA Division I athletic programs and more than 70 student clubs and activities, from clubs for international students to academic honor societies to volunteer and community service opportunities. Students can attend the many cultural celebrations and international festivals held throughout the academic year. Our students also benefit from easy access to world-class museums, the performing arts, and premier sports events.