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- Party SceneB-
- Campus FoodC+
- Student LifeC
NJ City University is a public university located in Jersey City, New Jersey in the New York City Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,091 undergraduate students. The NJ City University acceptance rate is 96%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Criminal Justice and Corrections. Graduating 41% of students, NJ City University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,400.
NCAA Division III (without football)
Eastern College Athletic Conference
New Jersey City University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.46 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.47 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 responses
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.52 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.67 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses
New Jersey City University Reviews
I’ve had an average experience with NJCU. Of course the professors are incredible and do what they can with limited resources. But admissions and financial aid have made it very difficult for me. They raised the tuition during a pandemic of people unemployed, sick and dying. That speaks volumes!
The online learning experience for NJCU has been mediocre. Sometimes the professors will be behind on their work and have to adjust the schedule throwing student schedules off. Other times their connection is terrible and the video quality is poor or breaking in and out. A large majority of professors at NJCU are older and have trouble working these modern say applications for online teaching. The online experience at NJCU made me realize why I decided to do it in person rather than online during my first year of college. It made me realize any of the material I'm learning, (on my own because professors don't teach), won't retain a week after the semester is over for any student including myself.
For the past three years, I have been attending NJCU. I entered as a Physics/Engineering major. My third year in, I am now an Exercise Science Major. I was born and raised in Newark my whole life. I am the product of urban education which isn't the best. Schools that were lacking in arts, academics, and budgeting come at a cost of the student who is trying to figure out what they want to do with their life. When I first entered NJCU I had no clue what I would do with myself. Engineering sounded like a career I could make a lot of money in so I gave it a chance. I came to the conclusion later on it wasn't meant for me. NJCU science department is mediocre at best. The Professors for the science department lack communication. The third year in, I decided to switch to Exercise Science. It is a relatively new program. The professors have better communication skills and can make the material personal and relatable, attributes students in this generation need to be involved with to achieve.