The College of New Jersey

The College of New Jersey

Ewing, NJ
location
Public
type
Suburban
setting
58%
42%
student ratio
6,955
total students
Tuition Cost $12,632 | $24,061
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $10,955
February 1
fall application deadline
47%
acceptance rate
Very Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
Not
Reported
sat math
Not
Reported
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
27
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 New Jersey 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 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

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

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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

47% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied12,898
    • Accepted6,130
    • Acceptance Rate47%
    • Enrolled6,955
    • Female Applicants7,284
    • Females Accepted3,687
    • Female Acceptance Rate50%
    • Male Applicants5,614
    • Males Accepted2,443
    • Male Acceptance Rate43%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $75
    • 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 February 1st April 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November 1st December 1st --
    • Other early decision plan January 1st February 1st --
    • Transfer February 15th April 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 590 660
    • SAT Math 580 670
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 27 25 30
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$12,632
    • Out-of-state tuition *$24,061
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$3,517
    • Room and board *$13,200
    • Room only *$8,696
    • * 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

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$10,955
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$11,002
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$3,100
    • Average Loan Aid:$4,564
    • Average Grant Aid:$5,018
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$11,951
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:96%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 43%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 11%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students6,955
    • Male Student Percentage42%
    • Female Student Percentage58%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino12.83%
    • Black or African American5.92%
    • White or Caucasian65.31%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.13%
    • Asian11.55%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.23%
    • Two or more races.49%
    • Unknown or International Student3.28%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.27% representing 4 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 58%
  • 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 Breakdown
    • Total Faculty858
    • Full-time Percentage43%
    • Part-time Percentage57%
    • Female Percentage54%
    • Male Percentage46%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio13:1 or 6,804 students to 529 faculty


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