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The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) welcomes students who have the talent and motivation to succeed in a highly rigorous academic environment. A public institution Founded in 1855, the College enrolls about 6,500 full-time undergraduates, two thirds of whom reside on campus. Today it is heralded by U.S. News & World Report as well as Barron’s as one of the most competitive schools in the nation, public or private. TCNJ serves a diverse student body, preparing graduates to excel as leaders in their chosen fields. TCNJ has set the standard for public higher education. Students appreciate the atmosphere they find at TCNJ, a school large enough to provide a full range of academic and extracurricular choices, yet small enough to be a genuine residential community of friends and fellow learners. With professors committed to collaboration in and out of the classroom and facilities of enviable quality, TCNJ represents an exceptional value in higher education.
The College of New Jersey Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.85 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.96 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.97 responses
- Smart and grade conscious who work hard28%
- Very intelligent students who work hard25%
- Smart, grade conscious, hardworking, and sociable22%
- Smart student that knows how to throw down18%
- Grade conscious students who try too hard3%
- Party now, study the day before the exam1%
- Smart students who are not social1%
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.122 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.136 responses
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.62 responses
The College of New Jersey Reviews
However, it is a public campus, meaning groups can come and speak, even if they are hateful (typically the campus is safe and LGBTQ+ friendly).
The school also sometimes doesn't announce snow days until after the roads get icy, which is bad for commuters who drive all the way just for classes to be cancelled.
For me, these cons do not outweigh the pros of going to this school. I love it here, and I do not regret choosing to attend.