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The College of New Jersey

  • Ewing, NJ
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 57%43%
    student ratio
  • 6,653
    total students
  • $10,562 | $21,175
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 15
    fall application deadline
  • 43%
    acceptance rate
  • Very Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 629
    sat math
  • 606
    sat reading
  • 613
    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Overview

The College of New Jersey Is Recognized Nationally for a Strong Commitment to Excellence

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is a highly selective academic institution that exemplifies the best in public higher education. It is consistently recognized nationally for being one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation.

TCNJ has been ranked by Barron's Profiles of American Colleges as one of the 75 "Most Competitive" schools in the nation, and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by "U.S. News & World Report." The Princeton Review has named the College of NJ as one of the top ten values in public higher education, and in 2006 the school was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter - an honor afforded to less than 10 percent of all colleges and universities in the United States.

Targeted Academic Programs Prepare Students for Success at the College of New Jersey

The College of New Jersey's faculty and staff work with teacher-scholars, alumni, board members, and exceptional students to create a diverse community of learners who are dedicated to open exchange and free inquiry, as well as excellence in teaching, creativity, scholarship, and citizenship.

The college strives to prepare students for excellence in their chosen fields by creating, preserving, and transmitting knowledge, arts, and wisdom.

TCNJ is proud of its public service mandate to educate leaders of New Jersey and the United States, and the college exemplifies the transformative power of education in a highly competitive institution.

Core Beliefs Are Fundamental to an Unwavering Academic Mission

The College of New Jersey is committed to providing students with a seamless, engaging educational environment characterized by academic freedom, creative expression, critical thinking, and intellectual inquiry.

By preparing students to be successful, ethical, and visionary leaders in a multicultural, highly technological, and increasingly global world, The College of NJ demonstrates its belief that education in the service of human welfare is the ultimate goal of academics. Students are provided with facilities, programs, services, and amenities that enhance opportunities for formal and informal interaction in a living-learning environment that is enriched and enlivened by diversity.

TCNJ's Liberal Learning Program Educates Tomorrow's Citizens Today

TCNJ's curriculum is founded on the strategy of small classes where students and faculty members collaborate in rewarding ways to learn and understand fundamental processes, apply key concepts, and develop skills for reasoning, communicating, and living in today's world.

Liberal learning has three interdependent structural elements. Intellectual and scholarly growth ensures that leaders are able to understand human knowledge and how it applies to complex problems. Civic responsibility enables students to relate their beliefs, values, and intellectual habits to their civic role in society. Human inquiry fosters familiarity with essential knowledge, enabling students to be conversant in the broad range of intellectual discourse.

At the College of New Jersey, Athletics Successes Mirror Academic Achievements

The exemplary scholarship of students in the classroom at the College of New Jersey is mirrored by the success of varsity student-athletes. TCNJ has established itself as one of the nation's most successful Division III (non-athletic scholarship) programs.

Since 1979, the College of New Jersey has garnered a total of 38 Division III crowns in seven different sports, and has produced 54 Division III Academic All-Americans. The school's accomplishments as a leader in women's sports are even more impressive. Since NCAA Championships were first initiated for women in 1981, only TCNJ has won as many as 30 Division III team championships.

In the fall of 1999, "Sports Illustrated for Women" named TCNJ's women's athletic program as the top Division III institution for female student-athletes.


Location & Contact

PO Box 7718
Ewing, NJ 08628
USA

Ms.Grecia Montero

Director of Admissions

Phone: 609-771-2131
Fax: 609-637-5174
Email: admiss@tcnj.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Communication
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • History Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education&-Individuals with Hearing Impairments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Technology/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Urban Education and Leadership
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Commercial and Advertising Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Intermedia/Multimedia
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

43% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied11,145
    • Accepted4,805
    • Acceptance Rate43%
    • Enrolled6,653
    • Female Applicants6,316
    • Females Accepted2,841
    • Female Acceptance Rate44%
    • Male Applicants4,829
    • Males Accepted1,964
    • Male Acceptance Rate40%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some Interview
      art portfolio or music audition
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 15th January 15th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November 15th December 15th --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer January 15th January 15th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 606 550 660
    • SAT Math 629 580 680
    • SAT Writing 613 560 670
    • ACT Composite
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$10,562
    • Out-of-state tuition *$21,175
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$4,462.00
    • Room and board *$11,677.00
    • Room only *$8,411.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students6,653
    • Male Student Percentage43%
    • Female Student Percentage57%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino11.15%
    • Black or African American4.87%
    • White or Caucasian66%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.15%
    • Asian9.18%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.29%
    • Two or more races.95%
    • Unknown7.17%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.24% representing 9 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students6% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 60%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services Yes
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Student Government Association, College Union Board, Inter-Greek Council, The Signal
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball Yes Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey Yes No No
    • Football Yes Division 3 No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Wrestling No Division 3 No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey Yes Division 3 No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Swimming Yes Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty821
    • Full-time Percentage42%
    • Part-time Percentage58%
    • Female Percentage52%
    • Male Percentage48%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio13:1 or 6,521 students to 500 faculty


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