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Montclair State University (Upward Bound)

  • Montclair State University (Upward Bound)
  • 1 Normal Ave.
    Mallory Hall, Room 160
  • Montclair, NJ 07043
  • 973-655-6982
  • 1999

Program Description

The Montclair State University Upward Bound Project is committed to enhance each Scholars opportunity to successfully graduate from High School and complete a post-secondary education. With adequate preparation, guidance, engagement and empowerment, those Scholars who are committed will excel in their studies and every option presented to them. Through educational enrichment, leadership development, and community outreach the Upward Bound Scholars will mature both personally and academically. It is the goal of Montclair State University Upward Bound Project to ensure that all our Scholars actualize their full potential and pursue their lifelong ambitions.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Other
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Race & Ethnicity

  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 21%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 54%
  • Other: 10%
  • African American: 15%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 50
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • More than 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Montclair State University

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 85%