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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
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.
2039 Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Eastern College Athletic Conference

New Jersey City University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

NJCU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
96%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
860-1080
ACT Range
15-17
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$13,685/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$11,068/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.46 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.47 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    28%
  • On Campus
    70%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,091Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,146
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
75%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
  • Active
    57%
  • Always on the move
    43%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.52 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.67 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
  • Diversity
    79%
  • 100% future career
    5%
  • Goal getter
    5%
  • Not even trying to help students
    5%
  • Fast-paced
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses
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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!
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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.