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.

Website: www.njcu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
6,509
Undergraduate
Students
(59.2%) 3,855 Women
(40.8%) 2,654 Men
1,775
Graduate
Students

Admission

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
May 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.00
SAT Math
490 average
440-540 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
488 average
430-540 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $24,072
Out-of-state: $33,486
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,000
Out-of-state: $21,414
Room and Board
$12,072
Average Percent of Need Met
53%
Average Freshman Award
$12,419
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$27,173
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
256
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.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.0% Asian
22.9% Black/African-American
40.5% Hispanic/Latino
2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
21.0% White
4.4% Unknown
International Students
1.0% from 16 countries
First-Year Students Returning
77.0%
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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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 2 3
Foreign Language 4  
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted July 31
SAT Only Recommended July 31
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2039 Kennedy Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Jersey City, NJ 07305-1597
Phone
(201) 200-3234
Fax
(201) 200-2044
E-mail
admissions@njcu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
May 15
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
85% of 3,987 applicants were admitted
Women
86% of 2,370 applicants were admitted
Men
83% of 1,617 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,049 (60%) of 3,391 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,177 (57%) of 2,047 admitted students enrolled
Men
872 (65%) of 1,344 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.00
3.75 and Above
10%
3.50 - 3.74
10%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
32%
2.00 - 2.49
18%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
490 average
440-540 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
7%
Score of 500 - 600
37%
Score of 400 - 500
47%
Score of 300 - 400
8%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
488 average
430-540 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
9%
Score of 500 - 600
32%
Score of 400 - 500
48%
Score of 300 - 400
10%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 11%
Top quarter: 28%
Top half: 61%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $24,072
Out-of-state: $33,486
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,000
Out-of-state: $21,414
Room and Board
$12,072
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification
On or about May 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002613
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
930 (97.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
872 (93.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
846 (97.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
20 (2.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
53%
Average Award
$12,419
Need-Based Gift
Received by 735 (86.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,953
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 399 (47.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,367
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 357 (42.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
34 (3.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,474

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
4,701 (92.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
4,440 (94.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,301 (96.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
112 (2.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
47%
Average Award
$10,636
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,532 (82.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,436
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,620 (60.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,056
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,015 (23.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
104 (2.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,980

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$27,173
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fire Science/Fire-fighting
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • History, General
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Nursing Science
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
256
Part-Time Faculty
567
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
482,302
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Music, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Allied Health--General
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Community Health
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics Education
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Organizational Management
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Urban Education
  • Urban Studies

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Science, Doctor of Education

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Education--General
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology

Location and Setting


Jersey City Population
257,342
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Campus Size
51 acres

Weather

Temperature
23.4 average low in January, 82.3 average high in September
Rain
122 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Jersey City
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Jersey City

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
9% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
91%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Not available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Gothic Knights
School Colors
Green and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Bowling x      
Cross-Country Running x      
Golf     x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x   x  
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Bowling x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf    
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Bowling    
Cross-Country Running    
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross-country running, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
6,509
Women
3,855 (59.2%)
Men
2,654 (40.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
5,211
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.0% Asian
22.9% Black/African-American
40.5% Hispanic/Latino
2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
21.0% White
4.4% Unknown
International Students.
1.0% from 16 countries
Average Age
28
All Graduate Students
1,775

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
77.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
31.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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