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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.

Website: www.njcu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
6,237
Undergraduate
Students
(59.2%) 3,693 Women
(40.8%) 2,544 Men
2,177
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
96% of 4,315 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
April 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
2.91
SAT Math
420-530 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
481 average
430-530 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $32,896
Out-of-state: $42,702
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,414
Out-of-state: $22,220
Room and Board
$14,574
Average Percent of Need Met
52%
Average Freshman Award
$12,037
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,538
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
254
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 52% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Jersey City Population
257,342
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
9% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Gothic Knights
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.3% Asian
23.4% Black/African-American
40.7% Hispanic/Latino
2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
20.3% White
4.3% Unknown
International Students
1.1%
First-Year Students Returning
73.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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