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  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 6,496 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the TCNJ acceptance rate is 49%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Biology. Graduating 87% of students, TCNJ alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $46,700.
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

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
49%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1100-1300
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
$22,421/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,664/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,923/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,666/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,386/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,237/ year
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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
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.85 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.86 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,496Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 57 responses
Report
  • Smart and grade conscious who work hard
    30%
  • Very intelligent students who work hard
    28%
  • Smart student that knows how to throw down
    18%
  • Smart, grade conscious, hardworking, and sociable
    16%
  • Grade conscious students who try too hard
    4%
  • 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.111 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.125 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 66 responses
Report
  • Intellectual and fun
    29%
  • Intense but rewarding
    24%
  • Intellectual
    18%
  • The most fun you'll have at a small college
    14%
  • Great college! Beautiful campus!
    8%
  • :work hard, twerk harder" -a recent graduate
    3%
  • Boring
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
87%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.62 responses
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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.
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I am currently attending The College of New Jersey and I absolutely love it. I lived on campus for one year and now I commute from my home in Northern NJ. Since my first major is Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and my second Psychology, I have mainly spent my time in the Education Building and the Social Sciences Building. The professors here are incredibly intelligent and love to get to know the students as more than just a number. This is mainly due to the small class sizes, which I believe is one of the benefits of this institution. The professors are willing to work with you outside of class because they truly value your understanding of the subjects. I am continuously motivated to become a future educator by the professors that I have had and I can't wait to continue on in this career. I always feel safe when I am on campus and although the food isn't amazing, it is much better than other colleges that I have visited! Overall, I love TCNJ and I'm happy to be here!
The College of New Jersey is an excellent institution. Nestled in the suburban town of Ewing, NJ, TCNJ is in an excellent location by being close to major cities. The campus is beautiful and kept very well. The academics are outstanding and having small class sizes allows for each student to have individual attention. There are a plethora of ways to get involved at TCNJ. Overall, deciding to attend TCNJ has been the best choice of my life so far!