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The College of New Jersey

Ewing, NJ


  • Type
    4-year • Public
  • Campus Life
    Medium • Suburban
  • Average Per Year After Aid
  • SAT Range
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The College of New Jersey is a medium, 4-year, public liberal arts college. This coed college is located in a suburban community in a suburban setting and is primarily a residential campus. It offers bachelor's, certificate, and master's degrees.

From the Institution

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is one of public higher education's great success stories. Boasting over a 90% first-year retention rate and the eighth-highest four-year graduation rate of any public school in the nation, TCNJ produces a successful, engaged student who is truly satisfied with their college experience. Founded in 1855, TCNJ is home to over 7000 undergraduates. The 289-acre campus is located midway between New York City and Philadelphia in the suburban town of Ewing, NJ, about 10 minutes south of Princeton. Over 60% of the students live on campus, and out-of-state students are guaranteed on-campus housing for all four years of study. The residence halls vary in configuration from the freshman towers to suites and townhouse arrangements for upper class students. The College of New Jersey hosts seven schools: Arts and Communication; Business; Humanities and Social Sciences; Education; Engineering; Nursing, Health & Exercise Science; and Science. TCNJ offers over fifty academic majors; the most popular programs are Psychology, Biology, Nursing, Finance, and Marketing. Unique majors include Public Health, Interactive Multimedia (i.e. Game Design), a 7-year accelerated medical program, and 5-year combined Masters programs in Special Education, Deaf Education and Urban Education. The College also offers a unique Self-Designed major option, catering to students who wish to forge their own academic path TCNJ prides itself on personalized and collaborative learning with faculty at the height of their fields; no classes are taught by Teaching Assistants, and the average class size is 23 students. Personalized, rigorous education is one of five "Signature Experiences" that are fully integrated into a TCNJ's students curriculum. The other four are Undergraduate Research, Mentored Internships and Field Experiences; Community-Engaged Learning; Global Engagement; and Leadership Development. TCNJ boasts a phenomenal Division III sports program, having claimed more national championship and runners-up titles than any other school in the country. Over half of all TCNJ students are members of an intramural or club sports team. Students participate in over 250 organizations on campus. TCNJ has vibrant art, music and theater programs, and over 20% of TCNJ students are in a fraternity or sorority.

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June 1
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