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Founded as the New Jersey State Normal School at Montclair in 1908, Montclair State University today is a preeminent center of research, education and scholarship. The University offers a broad array of undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as in the professional fields of business, the arts and education. Substantial growth in research activity and doctoral-level education has earned Montclair State designation as a Research Doctoral University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Montclair State is currently in a period of significant growth and development with an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students, new programs, new faculty and expanding physical facilities. In just the past year, Montclair State achieved record-breaking enrollment, opened a new School of Nursing, built state-of-the-art learning and research facilities for students in the Feliciano School of Business and College of Science and Mathematics, and initiated construction for a new home for the School of Communication and Media. We received the largest philanthropic gift in our history--$20 million to support the Feliciano School of Business—and met the Federal criteria for recognition as an Hispanic-serving institution. These activities are evidence of the University’s commitment to steadily adapting and evolving to serve the educational needs of New Jersey, grounded in a mission of academic excellence and service.

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Located just 14 miles from New York City on a beautiful 252-acre campus in suburban Montclair, NJ, Montclair State University supports a diverse student population of more than 20,000 and has an energy that inspires and motivates students both inside and outside the classroom. Exciting academic programs and a first-rate faculty, as well as a variety of events and on-campus resources including a world-class performance theater, art galleries, cyber café, athletic events, recreation center and easy access into NYC, give students an abundance of options within easy reach. In addition, Montclair State also has 17 NCAA Division III sports teams and is nationally ranked.

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