527 reviews
  1. Newark, NJ
  2. 2 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
    C+
  5. Student Experience
    D
  6. Location
    B-
Essex County College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division I
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
303 University Ave
Newark, NJ 07102
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$2,748/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $3,453/ year
  • $30-48k
    $4,092/ year
  • $49-75k
    $5,645/ year
  • $76-110k
    $6,470/ year
  • $110k+
    No Data

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
24:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.69 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.67 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.67 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,799Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
34%
Pell Grant
77%
Varsity Athletes
2%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Day Care Services
Yes
49%
of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.67 responses
52%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.67 responses
57%
of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.14 responses

After Essex County College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
9%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
84%
National
83%

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Essex County College Reviews

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When I first entered Essex County College, I already had in my head that I would hate the school. After being there my first semester, I realized that it actually isn't such a bad school. Yes, the location may be a little scary for some people, but the people at the college are not. The professors are nice, and most of them even care about the students. You also save a lot of money going there instead of going straight to a University. I like how the college is run, and the academics there is very well. But, one thing I would change is the way some of the staff members interact with the students. Some of the staff members may be a little rude at times, but it doesn't hurt to crack a smile sometimes. Other than that, I would recommend ECC to a new college student who doesn't know what they are studying.
Essex County College is a great and affordable choice for those seeking higher education. Although Essex County College only offers 2-year associate degree programs, the education is still great. Many alumni and current students may not agree with my opinion. However if a student is serious about their own education, then the rewards are plentiful. To top it all off, Essex County College also offers full credit transfer ppon completion of an associate's degree to many nearby 4-year universities, such as Rutgers Newark and NJIT. Overall, Essex County College is a great 2-year college that offers a lot of "bang for your buck".
Essex County College is a great place to begin your education or career. The very helpful and hands off staff makes learning a breeze. If a student happens to fall behind in their studies, the learning center is a great place to find a tutor ! The flexible hours of 9am-9pm make brushing up a breeze. I highly recommend Essex County College for anyone who wants to further their education.