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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
TCNJ is a highly rated public college located in Ewing Township, New Jersey. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,728 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the TCNJ acceptance rate is 48%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Biology. Graduating 87% of students, TCNJ alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $49,200.
About The College of New Jersey...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New Jersey Athletic Conference
Address
2000 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ 08618
Website
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The College of New Jersey Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
48%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1170-1330
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$22,894/ 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
$9,936/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
79%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.85 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.89 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.90 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,728Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
227
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 61 responses
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  • Smart and grade conscious who work hard
    28%
  • Very intelligent students who work hard
    28%
  • Smart, grade conscious, hardworking, and sociable
    18%
  • Smart student that knows how to throw down
    18%
  • Grade conscious students who try too hard
    3%
  • Party now, study the day before the exam
    2%
  • Smart students who are not social
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.115 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.129 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 70 responses
Report
  • Intellectual and fun
    30%
  • Intense but rewarding
    23%
  • Intellectual
    19%
  • The most fun you'll have at a small college
    13%
  • Great college! Beautiful campus!
    7%
  • :work hard, twerk harder" -a recent graduate
    3%
  • Boring
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$58,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
87%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.62 responses
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For academics, this school is amazing! The class sizes are small so you have ample opportunities to connect with professors and most of the professors here know what they're doing and are helpful as well. However, unless you're in a sorority or a fraternity, the social life is lacking. You really have to go out of your way to find things to do. Also, the school has a clique-y vibe, so it can be difficult to make new friends. The main reason I go to this school and the reason I rated it 4 stars is for the academic programs here.
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TCNJ has provided me so many opportunities that I wouldn't have been able to partake in at other schools, like hands-on research experience and career opportunities. The professors are amazing and the campus is gorgeous! At TCNJ, you aren't a number.
The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is a mostly academic school. It's great for students who are in non-stem fields especially business and education.

The engineering department lacks faculty as often times engineering students cannot enroll in their required classes and some courses only offer one professor.

Additionally, the campus has (as of now) very poor diversity, especially amongst the black community in terms of students and falculty. In order of majority, it includes Caucasians, Southeastern Asians (India to Indonesia), Hispanics, and African Americans. Recently, as the class sizes of incoming freshmen increase so does the diversity of the school by small but substantial increments. Additionally, measurements have been put in place to sponsor more inclusivity among students.