|President||Paul R. Brown|
|Location||West Long Branch, New Jersey, USA|
|Campus||Suburban, 156 acres (63 ha)|
|Athletics||NCAA Division I|
|Colors||Midnight Blue and white|
|Affiliations||MAISA, CIC, NAICU|
Founded in 1933 as Monmouth Junior College, it became Monmouth College in 1956, and later Monmouth University in 1995 after receiving its charter.
There are about 4,300 full-time and 444 part-time undergraduate and 1,750 graduate students, as well as 251 full-time faculty members. About 73% of faculty members hold Ph.D.s or other terminal degrees in their field of study. The university's student-to-faculty ratio is about 15:1. Because of the university's relatively small student population, class sizes are capped between 20 and 35 and no classes are taught by teaching assistants. Forty-four percent of students live on-campus. Most of Monmouth's student body is drawn from the northeastern United States, although students from 29 states and 28 foreign countries add to the school's diversity.
- 1 History
- 2 Campus
- 3 Organization
- 4 Student life
- 5 Athletics
- 6 Presidents
- 7 Noted alumni
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Monmouth College was founded in 1933 as a junior college. On January 18, 1956, Monmouth received accreditation to grant four-year Bachelor's degrees, and in March 1995, it received its university charter from the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education.
The centerpiece of the Monmouth University campus is Wilson Hall. Originally, it was the site of the Shadow Lawn mansion, constructed in 1903 and housed 52 rooms. United States President Woodrow Wilson stayed in the mansion during his campaign in summer of 1916.
After Shadow Lawn was destroyed by a fire in 1927, the building that would become Wilson Hall was built as a residence for Mr & Mrs. Hubert Templeton Parson. Mr. Parson was the former head of F.W. Woolworth Company. The building was designed by Horace Trumbauer and Julian Abele. Abele is regarded as the first professional African American architect.
Wilson Hall became municipal property during the Great Depression and until Monmouth University acquired ownership, it was home to Highland Manor Junior College, a private girls' school. Today, it is a National Historic Landmark. Some classrooms and the administrative offices are inside of the building. In 1980, Wilson Hall was used as Daddy Warbucks' mansion in the film version of Annie.
Monmouth University is organized into eight schools:
- Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences
- School of Education
- Leon Hess Business School
- School of Social Work
- School of Science
- Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies
- The Graduate School
- The Honors School
- Anthropology (BA)
- Art and Design (BFA and BA)
- Biology (BS)
- Business Administration (BS)
- Chemistry (BS)
- Clinical Laboratory Science (BS)
- Communication (BA)
- Computer Science (BS)
- Criminal Justice (BA)
- Education (BA, BS)
- English (BA)
- Foreign Language (BA)
- Health and Physical Education (BS)
- Health Studies (BS)
- History (BA)
- History/Political Science Interdisciplinary (BA)
- Homeland Security
- Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy (BS)
- Mathematics (BS)
- Medical Technology (BS)
- Music (BA)
- Nursing (BSN)
- Political Science (BA)
- Psychology (BA)
- Social Work (BSW)
- Sociology (BA)
- Software Engineering (BS)
- Teacher of Students with Disabilities (BA)
- Theatre Arts (BA)
- Anthropology (MA)
- Business Administration (MBA)
- Computer Science (MS)
- Corporate and Public Communication (MA)
- Criminal Justice (MA)
- Education (MAT, MEd, MSEd)
- English (MA)
- History (MA)
- Information Science (MSIS)
- Liberal Arts (MA)
- Mental Health Counseling (MS)
- Nursing (MSN, DNP)
- Physician Assistant (MS)
- Psychological Counseling (MA)
- Public Policy (MA)
- Social Work (MSW)
- Software Engineering (MS)
Centers of Distinction
- The Arts at Monmouth
- Monmouth University Polling Institute
- Kislak Real Estate Institute
- Institute for Global Understanding
- Urban Coast Institute
Monmouth University has a variety of on-campus clubs and organizations, including the campus television station — Hawk TV — and the college radio station — WMCX-FM. WMCX-FM was the first media outlet to announce the death of Bob Marley in America.
The Department of Art and Design is an active participant in the arts of Monmouth. It maintains multiple galleries for exhibiting creative works of students, faculty, and staff, as well as practicing artists and designers. Information on gallery exhibitions and other events and activities associated with art and design can be found on the Arts of Monmouth website.
Monmouth University also has its own independent, student run record label, Blue Hawk Records. The music organization allows students to learn hands-on, gaining relevant experience and encountering situations that would occur in the Music Industry. Blue Hawk Records allows students to work together, alongside experienced industry professionals, to build their skills in talent scouting, artist promotion and development, live music and record releases, artwork, packaging, sales, marketing, further learning the structure of business and how to mold artists into marketable material. Blue Hawk Records website
- Alpha Sigma Tau
- Alpha Xi Delta
- Delta Phi Epsilon
- Lambda Theta Alpha
- Phi Sigma Sigma
- Zeta Tau Alpha
- Alpha Kappa Alpha
- Alpha Omicron Pi
- Beechwood Hall
- Birch Hall
- Cedar Hall
- University Bluffs
- Elmwood Hall
- Garden Apartments
- Great Lawn Apartments
- Laurel Hall
- Maplewood Hall
- Mullaney Hall
- Oakwood Hall
- Pier Village
- Pinewood Hall
- Redwood Hall
- Spruce Hall
- Willow Hall
- Hawk's Nest Convenience Store
- Java City at Bey Hall
- Library Cafe
- Magill Commons
- Rebecca Stafford Student Center
- Shadow's (formerly "The Underground")
- Jersey Mike's Subs 
- University Subs
Monmouth's athletic teams are known as the Hawks. The school competes as a Division I (NCAA) school in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, with football competing as a FCS independent in the 2013 season before joining the Big South Conference in 2014. Monmouth fields the following sports at the Division I level: baseball, basketball (men's and women's), bowling (women's) cross country (men's and women's), field hockey, football, golf (men's and women's), indoor track (men's and women's), lacrosse (women's and men's), soccer (men's and women's), softball, tennis (men's and women's), and track & field (men's and women's).
Monmouth University (then still Monmouth College), added football to the school's ledger of sports teams in 1993. The team's first game was played on September 25 of that year. The first points in school history were scored on a bizarre defensive play by intercepting and returning a two-point conversion.
A new Multipurpose Activity Center opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 16, 2009. The 153,200-square-foot (14,230 m2) Center currently serves as the primary indoor athletic structure. It houses a 4,100 seat competition arena; a 200-meter; six-lane indoor track; locker rooms; educational and conference space; ground-level bookstore; and fitness center. The new facility adjoins the William T. Boylan Gymnasium a 2,500-seat arena built in 1965.
Monmouth has been in the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament in 1996, 2001, 2004, and 2006. Monmouth won their first NCAA men's basketball tournament game in 2006 when they beat Hampton University in that year's play-in game. It was the first time a Northeast Conference school won a game in the NCAA tournament since 1983 when Robert Morris University won in the opening round. Monmouth's men and women's soccer teams as well as baseball and women's lacrosse and men's golf team have also reached the NCAA tournament. The Monmouth Men's Soccer team is the only sport on campus to ever advance to the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament. The men's soccer team also hosted three first round NCAA Tournament games on The Great Lawn, in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Monmouth's men's soccer team has even been ranked as one of the top teams in the country. In September 2010, Monmouth attained the #4 spot on the NSCAA/HendrickCars.com National Rankings and has been ranked in the national top 25 every single week for the past two seasons.
- 1933 to 1956: Edward G. Schlaefer (Dean)
- 1956 to 1957: Eugene H. Lehman
- 1957 to 1962: Edward G. Schlaefer
- 1962 to 1971: William G. Van Note
- 1971 to 1979: Richard J. Stonesifer
- 1980 to 1993: Samuel Hays Magill
- 1993 to 2003: Rebecca Stafford
- 2003 to 2013: Paul G. Gaffney II
- 2013 to present: Paul R. Brown
- Miles Austin, wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns.
- Anthony Beltempo, creator of the MTV reality show Jersey Shore (TV show).
- Wendy Boglioli, a former Olympic swimmer and swimming coach at Yale University, who later became an executive and motivational speaker.
- Brad Brach, pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles
- Jose Gumbs, is an American football safety for the Washington Redskins in the National Football League.
- Ed Halicki, former professional baseball player who pitched a no-hitter for the San Francisco Giants against the New York Mets on August 24, 1975.
- James William Holzapfel, member of the New Jersey Senate and New Jersey General Assembly
- Noel Lawrence Hillman, a United States federal judge.
- Henry R. Kranzler, M.D., professor of Psychiatry and director of the Center for Studies of Addiction at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. 
- Ron Lapin (1941–1995) was an Israeli-born American physician, who pioneered "bloodless surgery" and was nominated for a Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1983.
- Stephenie LaGrossa, reality show contestant was featured on Survivor: Palau, Survivor: Guatemala and Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains
- Jack Lawless, Attended Monmouth University for a semester and a half before being recruited as the touring drummer for The Jonas Brothers
- John Daido Loori, Zen Buddhist priest and Abbot of Zen Mountain Monastery attended Monmouth in the 1960s, but did not graduate.
- East Side Dave McDonald, host of The Davey Mac Sports Program on SiriusXM satellite radio
- Lee Lozowick, an American spiritual teacher and author.
- Bryan Meredith, Goalkeeper for the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer.
- Matt Morgan, Professional wrestler with Total Nonstop Action and American Gladiators TV personality.
- John Nalbone, former tight end for the Dallas Cowboys
- Declan O'Scanlon New Jersey Assemblyman – 12th legislative district
- Christie Rampone, United States women's national soccer team captain.
- Mitchell Shivers, former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense 
- Yvonne Thornton, physician, an obstetrician and bestselling author.
- "Current Institutional, International, and Associate Members". Council of Independent Colleges University. Retrieved 2008-03-18.
- "Member Directory". National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Retrieved 2008-03-18.
- College Close-Up" Monmouth University – Faculty, accessed December 21, 2006. "Approximately 73 percent of the full-time instructional faculty members have doctorates or other terminal degrees in their fields."
- College Close-up: Monmouth University, Peterson's College Planner
- "History of Monmouth University". Retrieved 2007-08-02.
- *Abele, Julian (1881–1950) – Philadelphia Architects and Buildings biography
- The Twilight of Splendor: Chronicles of the Age of American Palaces (1975) by James T. Maher
- History of Wilson Hall, Monmouth University
- "MEN’S SOCCER MOVES UP ONE SPOT TO FOURTH IN NSCAA POLL". Monmouth University. September 21, 2010. Retrieved October 10, 2010.
- 'Henry R. Kranzler, MD, Named Director of Penn's Center for Studies of Addiction'
- 'HR Kranzler et al. (2001). "Efficacy of Naltrexone and Acamprosate for Alcoholism Treatment: A Meta‐Analysis". Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.'
- American Security Project
- Testimony to the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee
- Thornton, Yvonne S. & Coudert, (1995). The Ditchdigger’s Daughters: A Black Family’s Astonishing Success Story, Kensington Publishing Co. ISBN 1-55972-271-1
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