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There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Monmouth University

West Long Branch, NJ

Located midway between New York City and Philadelphia, Monmouth University is a private, comprehensive university dedicated to teaching, scholarship, and service. Its green 168-acre campus is filled with historic buildings, while its proximity to two major cities provides its 4,700 undergraduates unparalleled access to hands-on internships. In fact, all graduates are required to complete some form of “experiential learning,” whether that be study abroad, an independent study, research experience, or a paid internship through the university’s co-op program. While business, communication, and education are among the most popular majors, if you’re looking for majors in homeland security, medical laboratory science, or software engineering, you’ve come to the right place! In fact, MU offers the only accredited BS in software engineering in New Jersey. The University sponsors over 110 clubs and organizations, and that’s not including its 21 DI sports teams, 16 fraternities and sororities, and 20 honor societies. Fun fact: This summer, 20 Monmouth professors are working with a select group of underclassmen to perform research in the fields of biology, marine science, chemistry, physics, computer science, and math. In addition to getting paid for their research, the students will have the opportunity to present the results of their work at a symposium in August.

Image Credit: Top, Courtesy Monmouth University

 

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Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College.