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New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ
Jersey City State, founded in 1927, is a public university. Programs are offered through the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Professional Studies and Education. Its 17-acre campus is located in Jersey City, 15 miles from New York City.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 6,663
   Women 3,961 (59.4%)
   Men 2,702 (40.6%)
Graduate Students 1,842
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 85% of 3,987 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 2.97
SAT Math 390-510 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 370-480 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite Not reported
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance In-state: $29,707
Out-of-state: $38,536
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $11,179
Out-of-state: $20,008
  Room and Board $11,618
Average Percent of Need Met 54%
Average Freshman Award $11,020
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 251
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 7% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 46% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
Jersey City Population 257,342
Nearest Metropolitan Area New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 31% of freshmen
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Gothic Knights
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.0% Asian
20.7% Black/African-American
35.8% Hispanic/Latino
1.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.7% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
27.7% White
6.0% Unknown
International Students 0.9%
First-Year Students Returning 78.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported