In fall 2002, 7,426 students applied for admission to Montclair State University as first-time full-time freshmen, up from last yearís 6,904.Fifty-three percent, or 3,934 of these applicants, were accepted into the University.Confirmed students, or those who accepted MSUís offer of admission to the University, numbered 1,564 or 39.8 percent of those accepted.About 37.5 percent, or 1,478 of those accepted, enrolled in classes.An additional 180 first-time part-time freshmen applied; 100 were accepted; 79 confirmed and 68 part-time freshmen enrolled.


Accepted students have slightly higher average Combined SAT (CSAT) scores and average class rank than enrolled first-time full-time freshmen.CSAT scores are 1,066 for accepted first-time full-time freshmen, regardless of admission type, and 1,030 for those who enrolled.The class ranks are 73 and 69, respectively.


Sixty percent of enrolled first-time, full-time freshmen are female.The racial/ethnic profile of these students is: 11.1 percent are African American; 5.1 percent Asian; 16.0 percent Hispanic; 0.2 percent Native American; 64.8 percent White; and 2.8 percent are international students.


Sixty-four percent of all first-time, full-time enrolled freshmen come from five counties: Essex, 17.3 percent; Bergen, 14.9 percent; Passaic, 14.7 percent; 8.5 percent from Hudson County; and another 8.1 percent are from Morris County.About 4.5 percent are from out-of-state.


In fall 2002, 2,857 first-time, full- and part-time transfer students applied to MSU.Sixty-three percent of those applying were accepted.Of the 1,804 who were accepted, 76.8 percent, or 1,385 confirmed their acceptance; and 65.8 percent, or 1,185 of those accepted subsequently enrolled.††


About 54.3 percent transferred from New Jersey public community colleges.Sixty-three percent of the New Jersey community college students came from three community colleges in particular: Bergen Community College, County College of Morris and Essex County College.


All told, a total of 2,936 new students started MSU in fall 2002, 7.4 percent more than last fallís number of 2,735.First-time full-time freshmen made up 50.3 percent of all new students, followed by full-time transfer students, 34.8 percent; readmits, 6.3 percent; part-time transfer students, 5.5 percent; part-time freshmen, 2.3 percent; and all second BA students, 0.7 percent.