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New Jersey City University Overview

Located in Jersey City, New Jersey, New Jersey City University is a public institution. The city atmosphere of Jersey City makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is New Jersey City University Known For?

1,295 Undergraduate Awards
$33,121 Avg Cost After Aid
92% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at NJCU.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from NJCU with a bachelor's degree make about $42,700 a year. That's 5% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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New Jersey City University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at NJCU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Homeland Security Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Value Romance Languages Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Most Popular Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#66 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#108 Most Popular Sociology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#117 Most Popular Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#136 Most Popular Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#162 Most Popular Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#211 Most Popular Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards NJCU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#4 Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates College Factual
#4 Highest Paid Romance Languages Graduates College Factual
#12 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#20 Highest Paid General English Literature Graduates College Factual
#21 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#21 Highest Paid English Language & Literature Graduates College Factual

Where Is New Jersey City University?

Location of New Jersey City University

Contact details for NJCU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2039 Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Phone: 201-200-2000
Website: www.njcu.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Jersey-City-University/160201390681313
Twitter: http://twitter.com/njcuniversity

How Do I Get Into NJCU?

You can apply to NJCU online at: www.njcu.edu/admissions/apply

Admission Requirements for NJCU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into NJCU?

92% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
90% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 92%, NJCU is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 89%, and the acceptance rate for women is 92%.

Average Test Scores

About 90% of students accepted to NJCU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 430 and 540. Math scores were between 440 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for New Jersey City University  ( 430 to 540 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for New Jersey City University  ( 440 to 540 )
200
800
NJCU received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

Can I Afford New Jersey City University?

$33,121 Net Price
40% Take Out Loans
10.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of NJCU is $33,121. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At NJCU, approximately 40% of students took out student loans averaging $7,814 a year. That adds up to $31,256 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NJCU is 10.1%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

New Jersey City University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,990 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,137 undergraduate students at NJCU, with 4,990 being full-time and 1,147 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  NJCU

There are also 1,812 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,990 full-time undergraduates at NJCU, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  NJCU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of New Jersey City University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of NJCU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 368
Black or African American 1,204
Hispanic or Latino 1,970
White 894
International Students 118
Other Races/Ethnicities 436

Geographic Diversity

New Jersey students aren't the only ones who study at New Jersey City University. At this time, 11 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 46 countries are represented at NJCU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Brazil, China, and India.

Online Learning at New Jersey City University

781 Took All Classes Online
2,732 Took At Least One Class Online
13.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,732 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at NJCU has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 39th most popular in New Jersey for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of NJCU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at New Jersey City University was 13.9%. This is the #1,114 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at NJCU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of NJCU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Instructional Media Design 43%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at NJCU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at NJCU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Instructional Media Design #53
Education #284

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

New Jersey City University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 212 0 9 0 221
General Psychology 157 0 0 0 157
Accounting 108 0 37 0 145
Business Administration & Management 82 0 43 0 125
Criminal Justice & Corrections 97 0 19 0 116
Homeland Security 79 0 10 0 89
General Biology 78 0 0 0 78
Health Sciences & Services 50 0 23 0 73
Special Education 0 0 71 0 71
Sociology 61 0 0 0 61
Fine & Studio Arts 54 0 4 0 58
Student Counseling 0 0 48 0 48
Educational Administration 0 0 47 0 47
Finance & Financial Management 41 0 5 0 46
Computer Information Systems 39 0 0 0 39
Teacher Education Grade Specific 4 0 20 15 39
Music 23 0 16 0 39
Instructional Media Design 0 0 37 0 37
General English Literature 33 0 0 0 33
Mathematics 31 0 0 0 31
Communication & Media Studies 30 0 0 0 30
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 12 15 0 27
Marketing 26 0 0 0 26
History 24 0 0 0 24
Fire Protection 17 0 0 0 17
Romance Languages 16 0 0 0 16
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 1 0 10 0 11
Political Science & Government 9 0 0 0 9
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 8 0 8
Ethnic Studies 6 0 0 0 6
Other Homeland Security 0 0 0 5 5
Economics 5 0 0 0 5
Chemistry 4 0 0 0 4
Geological & Earth Sciences 4 0 0 0 4
Allied Health Professions 2 0 0 0 2
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 2 0 2
Health & Medical Administrative Services 1 0 0 0 1
Philosophy 1 0 0 0 1
Physics 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,295 12 424 20 1,751

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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