The College of New Jersey was founded in 1855 as a public college. Its award-winning First-Year Experience (FYE) Program and freshman orientation program, "Expectations," have helped propel the college's freshman-to-sophomore retention rate to 93%. The FYE Program, part of TCNJ's student-centered approach to teaching, integrates academics, individual development and social understanding. All freshmen live in residence halls, where they have informal access to upper-class mentors, faculty members and student tutors. "Expectations" also includes Welcome Week, which gives freshmen the opportunity to get to know the campus, settle into residence communities and meet their classmates prior to the start of classes. Students discuss summer readings and are exposed to the four themes they will explore throughout their years at the college: 'What does it mean to be human?' 'What does it mean to be moral, ethical and just?' 'What does it mean to be a member of a community?' and 'How do individuals and communities respond to differences in race, class, gender and ethnicity?' Small classes allow close interaction with an exceptional faculty. Many undergraduate students assist faculty members with research and present the results at conferences or coauthor papers. Students are expected to live by the college's mission of community, diversity, service and excellence and to actively participate in campus activities, organizations and events. Hopefully, they will leave the college a better place for having been there. Programs are offered through the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering and Nursing. Students further broaden the knowledge gained in the classroom through community service projects in the Mercer County area. The college's 289-acre, suburban campus is located in Ewing, near Princeton and Trenton, NJ and Bucks County, PA.

Website: www.tcnj.edu/

Public
Co-ed
6,955
Undergraduate
Students
(57.5%) 4,001 Women
(42.5%) 2,954 Men
597
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
48% of 12,898 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
580-670 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
590-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $32,347
Out-of-state: $44,062
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $16,551
Out-of-state: $28,266
Room and Board
$13,648
Average Percent of Need Met
38%
Average Freshman Award
$11,803
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$38,937
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
365
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 37% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Ewing Population
35,790
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
58% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Lion
Sororities
11% of women participate
Fraternities
14% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
11.6% Asian
5.9% Black/African-American
12.9% Hispanic/Latino
0.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
65.5% White
3.3% Unknown
International Students
0.3% from 4 countries
First-Year Students Returning
94.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
73.2%
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

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% 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 4  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 2  
History    
Academic Electives 2 4

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required March 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for advising
ACT: Used for advising

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2000 Pennington Road
PO Box 7718
City, State, Zip
Ewing, NJ 08628
Phone
(609) 771-2131
Fax
 
E-mail
tcnjinfo@tcnj.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, January 1
Early Decision Notification
December 1, February 1
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
3 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Art portfolio or music audition recommended for some freshmen
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
48% of 12,898 applicants were admitted
Women
51% of 7,284 applicants were admitted
Men
44% of 5,614 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,822 (30%) of 6,130 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,020 (28%) of 3,687 admitted students enrolled
Men
802 (33%) of 2,443 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
62% of 710 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
2,405
Students Accepting Wait List Position
597
Students Admitted From Wait List
20

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
580-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
17%
Score of 600 - 700
50%
Score of 500 - 600
31%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
590-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
14%
Score of 600 - 700
56%
Score of 500 - 600
29%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
28%
Score of 24 - 29
59%
Score of 18 - 23
13%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 36%
Top quarter: 73%
Top half: 98%
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: $32,347
Out-of-state: $44,062
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $16,551
Out-of-state: $28,266
Room and Board
$13,648
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$948
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
osfa@tcnj.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Final deadline October 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning June 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002642
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,365 (89.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
884 (65.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
822 (92.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
72 (12.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
38%
Average Award
$11,803
Need-Based Gift
Received by 405 (50.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,781
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 591 (70.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,372
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 335 (45.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
193 (14.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,972

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
4,866 (72.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
3,523 (72.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,338 (95.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
373 (10.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
43%
Average Award
$11,321
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,496 (44.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,609
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,661 (79.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,358
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,005 (28.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
549 (7.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,983

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
62%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$38,937
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, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private 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
Applied Art and Design, Music
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
Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Members of Minorities
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

  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Science
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Intermedia/Multimedia
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Urban Education and Leadership
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Education, Communication/journalism
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Education of the deaf and hard of hearing, elementary education, special education and urban education
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
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
365
Part-Time Faculty
493
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
38%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 37% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 43% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 49% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
754,787
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
631
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 Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Arts in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study

  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Ewing Population
35,790
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Campus Size
255 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
6 mile(s) from campus in Trenton
Nearest Train Station
6 mile(s) from campus in Trenton

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
58% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
42%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Lion
School Colors
Navy blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Lacrosse x      
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Wrestling     x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Lacrosse    
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Wrestling x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, field hockey, football, racquetball, softball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, college union board, inter-greek council, the signal
Sororities
11% of women participate
Fraternities
14% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
6,955
Women
4,001 (57.5%)
Men
2,954 (42.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
6,728
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
11.6% Asian
5.9% Black/African-American
12.9% Hispanic/Latino
0.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
65.5% White
3.3% Unknown
International Students.
0.3% from 4 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
597

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
94.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
73.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
84.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
87.0%

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
Business 2%
Engineering 1%
Law 3%
Arts and Sciences 3%
Medicine 3%
Education 7%
Other 3%

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