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Essex County College

Newark, NJ

At A Glance

Main Address

303 University Ave

Newark, NJ 07102-1719

www.essex.edu

Admission Office

303 University Avenue

Newark, NJ 07102

(973) 877-3100

Type of School

Public

community college

2-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Code: 2237

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 8,997

In-State Tuition : $4,995.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $8,790.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Associate

Setting

Large City (250-500k)

Urban

Commuter campus

Other Characteristics

Classes also held at West Caldwell campus and several locations in Essex County and Newark.

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Jun 30

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Associate degrees

Accreditation and Associations

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

Most Popular Majors

Associates
Health Professions : 29.0%
Business/Marketing : 16.0%
Education : 10.0%
Social Sciences : 10.0%
Liberal Arts : 9.0%
Security and Protective Services : 6.0%
Biology : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General A

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting A C
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping A
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General A
Business Administration and Management, General A C
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry A
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services C
Hospitality Administration/Management, General A
Tourism and Travel Services Management A

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Journalism A
Mass Communication/Media Studies A

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Graphics C
Computer Programming/Programmer, General A
Computer and Information Sciences, General A C
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician C
Information Science/Studies C

Education
Education, General A
Elementary Education and Teaching A
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching A
Music Teacher Education A
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching A
Secondary Education and Teaching A

Engineering
Civil Engineering, General A
Electrical and Electronics Engineering A
Engineering, General A

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Architectural Engineering Technologies/Technicians A
Civil Engineering Technologies/Technicians A
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician A
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician A
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician A
Surveying Technology/Surveying A

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Dental Assisting/Assistant C
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist A
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) A
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General A
Health/Health Care Administration/Management A
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary A
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist A
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician A
Physical Therapy Assistant A
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies A
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse A
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist A

Legal Professions & Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal A

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies A

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General A

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General A

Public Administration & Social Services
Human Services, General A
Social Work A

Science Technologies & Technicians
Chemical Technology/Technician A C

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration A
Criminal Justice/Police Science A
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies A
Fire Science/Fire-fighting A
Security and Loss Prevention Services C

Social Sciences
Social Sciences, General A

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General A
Commercial and Advertising Art A
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General A
Fine/Studio Arts, General A
Music, General A
Technical Theater/Theater Design and Technology A

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Cooperative Education

Cross-Registration

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Teacher Certification

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Weekend College

Distance Learning

Computer Services

870 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Unique Facilities : public safety academy, Africana institute, urban issues institute

Geographic Location : 12 miles from New York City.

Large City

Urban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 8,997

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : --

Degree-seeking undergrads : --

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 26

Full time students average age : 26

In state students : 99.0%

Out of state students : 1.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Student Newspaper : ECCO

Housing Options

Additional Housing Options

Car is not allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Wolverines

Sport Member : NJCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Scholarship

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

N

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

N

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

N

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Volleyball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $25.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: No

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Special requirements for allied health programs. National League for Nursing test required of nursing students.

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

3

Biology

50

8

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

3

Chemistry

50

8

College Algebra

50

4

College Composition Modular with Optional Essay

50

3

College Mathematics

50

6

English Literature

50

3

French I

50

6

German I

50

6

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Humanities

50

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Pre Calculus

50

4

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Social Sciences and History

50

6

Spanish I

50

6

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Jun 30

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Mildred Cofer

Financial aid office phone : (973) 877-3000

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Noncustodial (divorced/separated) Parents Statement

Business / farm supplement

Institution's own financial aid form

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $126.50

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Athletics

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$4,995.00

$4,995.00

$4,995.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$8,790.00

$8,790.00

$8,790.00

Room only:

--

$11,076.00

$4,800.00

Books and supplies:

$2,400.00

$2,400.00

$2,400.00

Estimated personal expenses:

--

$1,860.00

$1,860.00

Transportation expenses:

--

$2,700.00

$2,700.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$7,395.00

$23,031.00

$16,755.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$11,190.00

$26,826.00

$20,550.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Basketball

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: --

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 31.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 69.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

College fairs/transfer recruitment on campus

Transfer center

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $25.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $8,790.00

Room & Board(on-campus): --

Room & Board(off-campus): $11,076.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $126.50

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: --

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser