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Monmouth College

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About Monmouth College

Our commitment to transformative learning is founded on three core principles: an intellectually challenging and rigorous academic experience built on a strong foundation in the liberal arts; learning experiences that are both immersive and that extend beyond the classroom; and preparation for life after Monmouth. To enhance the breadth and impact of our commitment, we offer a high level of personalization for each student, infusing the Monmouth Experience throughout every aspect of campus life.

Our signature programming extends from undergraduate studies to graduate programs and preparatory experiences for career advancement outside of the classroom. We ensure that career support for our students, from undergraduate research opportunities to graduate faculty mentorship, is embedded in the curriculum and tailored to fit individual objectives. Our alumni have the preparation, relationships and insight needed to thrive throughout their lives.

Together, these principles are the critical components of a Monmouth education. This is what shapes our identity and distinguishes the university from any other. Most of all, these are the indispensable ingredients for how we prepare young men and women for the lives ahead of them.

Campus information

Monmouth University’s location offers the best of both worlds. Less than one mile from the Atlantic Ocean and only one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, there is no lack of cultural and recreational opportunities – but it’s also a location that directly impacts and enhances learning experiences every day.

Vibrant learning. Discover more than clear ocean waters at the beach through the Urban Coast Institute, a major in Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy, internships with the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, or our Sailing Club. Monmouth is the eastern seaboard's first GRAMMY Museum affiliate.

Historic campus. Woodrow Wilson Hall is a National Historic Landmark. Walt Withey Chapel was imported from Europe and was once part of a 16th century Tudor Abbey. Guggenheim Cottage, a wing of the library, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. At Monmouth, you learn in an environment that’s as historic as it is cutting edge.

Big city life. New York City. Philadelphia. Some of the most energizing and exciting cities in the world, just a short ride from campus. Group excursions and class trips to theatres. Fortune 500 companies, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Fox News – and internship opportunities at the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, JPMorgan Chase, MTV, or the Philadelphia Zoo are all convenient to Monmouth.

Crossroads of culture. Closer to campus than the big cities are intimate, unique cultural experiences. Asbury Park’s legendary music scene and growing LGBT community. Red Bank’s theater and dining hub. Long Branch’s redeveloped, eye-catching waterfront with recreational and upscale shopping offerings – all are just outside Monmouth's gates.

Stunning location. Leaders arise from Monmouth’s 159-acre campus full of wide green lawns and historic yet state-of-the-art facilities. Beyond the gates, the sun-splashed beaches of the Jersey Shore are waiting - and West Long Branch, a city of about 10,000 people, has the shops and restaurants that make this the perfect place to learn and live.

Located along New Jersey’s northern coastline, Monmouth University offers a welcoming and dynamic setting for student development. Innovative academic programs, individual faculty attention and nationally ranked Division One athletics make our private university a great place to find your future.

Monmouth’s beautiful coastal campus sits at the heart of a vibrant culture rich in history, the arts, technology and entrepreneurship. Just one hour from New York and Philadelphia, we take pride in preparing students to succeed in life after Monmouth. Our renowned faculty are actively involved in advancing academic research nationwide while encouraging meaningful community involvement and critical thinking for self-fulfillment.


Monmouth offers a range of housing options for students, including suite-style buildings and traditional corridor-style residence halls for first-year students, and apartment-style living for upperclassmen.

University housing is guaranteed for first-year and sophomore students who submit their required housing contract and deposit by the deadline. 

Learn more about the housing facilities available to Monmouth students:

  • Suite Residential Halls
  • Traditional Residential Halls
  • Quasi-Traditional Halls
  • Apartment Buildings
  • University Owned/Sponsored Housing


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Computer Science, IT 2 Education and Teaching 2 Health and Medicine 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 2 Mass Communication & Media 1 MBA 1


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