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grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade C minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

2000 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ 08628
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New Jersey Athletic Conference
From The College of New Jersey

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.

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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

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
49%
SAT Range
1160-1360
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$23,945 / 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
$10,457 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
81%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 98 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 99 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
  • All
    0%
  • None
    98%
  • Some
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,981 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
208
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 70 responses
  • Smart and grade conscious who work hard
    29%
  • Very intelligent students who work hard
    24%
  • Smart, grade conscious, hardworking, and sociable
    21%
  • Smart student that knows how to throw down
    17%
  • Grade conscious students who try too hard
    3%
  • Smart students who are not social
    3%
  • Party now, study the day before the exam
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 124 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 138 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 79 responses
  • Intellectual and fun
    30%
  • Intense but rewarding
    20%
  • Intellectual
    18%
  • The most fun you'll have at a small college
    13%
  • Great college! Beautiful campus!
    8%
  • :work hard, twerk harder" -a recent graduate
    3%
  • Boring
    1%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$58,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
86%
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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