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Long known as one of our nation’s most diverse liberal arts colleges and as New Jersey’s only
four-year Predominantly Black Institution (PBI), Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Minority
Serving Institution (MSI), Bloomfield College became a part of Montclair State University in July,
2023, creating Bloomfield College of Montclair State University.

Bloomfield provides a personalized small campus experience tailored to individual student needs with attention from faculty who care, in combination with the benefits and resources of a large doctoral research university.

Opening the Door for Every Student

Bloomfield College of Montclair State University is committed to ensuring that students from a diversity of backgrounds have the support, mentorship, safety and tools to become talented professionals and community leaders, ultimately improving their lives in a changing and complex global society.

More than 90 percent of Bloomfield College students come from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, and more than half self-identify as first-generation college students (the first in their families to enroll in college).

Improving Economic Standings

The College has consistently earned top accolades for advancing the social mobility of its diverse student population, outperforming many of its peer institutions. Recognized for helping students from low-income backgrounds enter the middle and upper class, Bloomfield has helped to lift thousands of students toward amplified personal and professional goals – what we call the Bloomfield Lift.

Commitment to Affordability

Bloomfield tuition mirrors Montclair’s tuition, one of the lowest in the state of New Jersey, and more than 95 percent of students receive some form of financial assistance. Bloomfield is committed to cost transparency and providing assistance to students through scholarships, financial aid and additional resources to support higher education access for all students.

Signature programs

Over the past 10 years, the Frances M. McLaughlin Division of Nursing boasts a greater than 90% NCLEX pass rate average. The program is one of 15 nursing programs nationwide nominated for the prestigious AACN/Benchworks Assessment and Impact Awards in Nursing, an annual award created to highlight schools of nursing that are successfully using data to improve their programs, retain students and develop more practice-ready nursing professionals. The program was the 2019 winner of the AACN/Benchworks Assessment and Impact Award, and has consistent high scores from graduates surveyed on Overall Program Satisfaction, Overall Learning and Overall Program Effectiveness.

For five years in a row, The Princeton Review named Bloomfield College a top undergraduate school for Game Design. In 2023, Bloomfield College was ranked highest in New Jersey and #35 nationally among undergraduate schools offering programs in game design.

Student Success

At Bloomfield College of Montclair State University, students receive the fundamental knowledge and personalized support they need to be successful while in college and after graduation. Thus, our theme: Small College. Big Outcomes. Built for You.

Overall, students graduate Bloomfield at a significantly greater rate than predicted by SAT scores and high school GPAs.

On Campus Experiences

With more than 30 academic programs, engaging Greek Life and co-curricular clubs and organizations, Division II athletics and a competitive eSports program, Bloomfield College of Montclair State University offers the small campus feel of a private institution with access to restaurants and shopping just steps away.

The campus is also conveniently located only 15 miles from New York City, providing easy access to a myriad of internship, entertainment and job opportunities. Eleven NJ Transit lines stop within walking distance of the campus, making commuting to the College easy for local students.