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The College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ
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.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 6,787
   Women 3,960 (58.3%)
   Men 2,827 (41.7%)
Graduate Students 609
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 49% of 11,825 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 617 average
560-660 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 593 average
540-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
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: $33,531
Out-of-state: $44,708
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $15,794
Out-of-state: $26,971
  Room and Board $12,881
Average Percent of Need Met 40%
Average Freshman Award $11,002
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 355
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 5% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 42% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Ewing Population 35,790
Nearest Metropolitan Area Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 94% of freshmen, 58% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Lion
Sororities 11% of women participate
Fraternities 14% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
10.9% Asian
5.6% Black/African-American
12.7% Hispanic/Latino
0.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
66.2% White
3.8% Unknown
International Students 0.2% from 4 countries
First-Year Students Returning 94.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 74.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 26.0%