6,955
Students
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11,455
Avg. Financial Aid
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Admission Difficulty
47
47%
Acceptance Rate
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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.

Barron's Profiles of American Colleges has ranked TCNJ as one of the 75 "Most Competitive" schools in the nation. “U.S. News & World Report” has rated TCNJ as the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country.  Money Magazine has named the College of New Jersey the top value in public institutions in the 5,000-10,000 student category.  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 and doers 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 Empowers Students and Prepares them for Academic and Professional Achievement Through Five Signature Experiences

TCNJ's curriculum is built around five key experiences which permeate every major within seven prestigious academic schools. Small classes prioritizing discussion and inquiry create a Personalized, Rigorous, and Collaborative Learning Environment where students and faculty work side by side in developing skills and applying concepts. Undergraduate Research, Mentored Internships, and Field Experiences give TCNJ students opportunities to get out of the classroom, develop their professional skillsets, and discover exhilarating career paths and academic endeavors. Passion for civic responsibility and a commitment to Community Engaged Learning ensures that TCNJ graduates enter the professional world as top-notch scholars and citizens. Opportunities for Global Engagement found on the TCNJ Campus and facilitated through internationally recognized Study Abroad programs allow students to expand their internal scope and frame their academic goals and achievements in a truly global context. Finally, academic and extracurricular programs designed to foster Leadership Development help students build confidence and decision-making skills which they will need to solve the problems of tomorrow and build a brighter future for all of us.

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 earned over 40 Division III titles in seven different sports, and has produced over 50 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 more than 30 Division III team championships.

Location & Contact

Address 2000 Pennington Road
PO Box 7718
Ewing, NJ  08628
United States

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
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Computer Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Commercial And Advertising Art Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

12,898
Applied
6,130
Accepted
6,955
Enrolled
48%
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Female Admissions

7,284
Females Applied
3,687
Females Accepted
51%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

5,614
Males Applied
2,443
Males Accepted
44%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

75
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Required for some programs Interview
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 2.5
3 recommendations
Other requirements: Art portfolio or music audition

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen February 1st April 1st
Early decision plan November 1st December 1st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer February 15th April 1st Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 590 660
SAT Math 580 670
ACT Composite 27 25 30

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

12,947
In-state
24,662
Out-of-state
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Fees

3,604
Full-time student fees
13,648
Room & board
4,408
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

11,455
Avg. Financial Aid Package
11,899
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
2,800
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,556
Avg. Loan Aid
5,116
Avg. Grant Aid
11,601
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
95% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
43%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
10%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

6,955
Total undergrad students
0%
International Students
6%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.83%
Black or African American 5.92%
White or Caucasian 65.31%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.13%
Asian 11.55%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.23%
Two or more races 0.49%
Other 3.28%

Gender

Male (42.47%)
Female (57.53%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 58%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming Spirit Week, Funival and TCNJ Late Nighter

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, College Union Board, Inter-Greek Council and The Signal

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling No Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

858
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 365
Part-time - 493
Male - 397
Female - 461
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