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The College of New Jersey Overview

Located in Ewing, New Jersey, The College of New Jersey is a public institution. TCNJ is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is The College of New Jersey Known For?

1,685 Undergraduate Awards
$40,491 Avg Cost After Aid
48% Acceptance Rate
  • The 2% student loan default rate at TCNJ is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the post-master's certificate is the highest award a student can attain at TCNJ.
  • In 2017-2018, 44% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from TCNJ makes roughly $58,500 a year. This is 43% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • The average TCNJ student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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The College of New Jersey Rankings

We have ranked TCNJ as #88 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 60 colleges in New Jersey, it is ranked at #2.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

TCNJ has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#30 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#55 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#66 Best Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#340 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Special Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Teaching English or French Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

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

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Colleges for Education College Factual
#1 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#1 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific College Factual
#5 Best Teaching Schools Teaching Degree Search
#44 Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting College Factual
#65 Best Colleges for Psychology College Factual

Where Is The College of New Jersey?

Location of The College of New Jersey

Contact details for TCNJ are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ 08628-7718
Phone: 609-771-1855
Website: https://www.tcnj.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tcnjlions
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tcnj

How Do I Get Into TCNJ?

You can apply to TCNJ online at: https://admissions.tcnj.edu/apply/

Admission Requirements for TCNJ

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

How Hard Is It To Get Into TCNJ?

48% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
83% Submit SAT Scores
You'll need to do what you can to make your application stand out if you plan to apply to TCNJ. The school screens its applicants carefully and has a fairly low acceptance rate of 48%. So, don't just throw your admission packet together at the last minute!

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 44%, and the acceptance rate for women is 51%.

Average Test Scores

About 83% of students accepted to TCNJ submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 660. Math scores were between 580 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for The College of New Jersey  ( 590 to 660 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for The College of New Jersey  ( 580 to 670 )
200
800
TCNJ received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

Can I Afford The College of New Jersey?

$40,491 Net Price
54% Take Out Loans
2.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of TCNJ is $40,491. 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 TCNJ, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $9,692 a year. That adds up to $38,768 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at TCNJ is 2.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

The College of New Jersey Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,981 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,189 undergraduate students at TCNJ, with 6,981 being full-time and 208 being part-time.

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

There are also 632 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,981 full-time undergraduates at TCNJ, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  TCNJ

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of TCNJ Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 814
Black or African American 396
Hispanic or Latino 1,004
White 4,331
International Students 41
Other Races/Ethnicities 395

Geographic Diversity

New Jersey students aren't the only ones who study at The College of New Jersey. At this time, 12 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 20 countries are represented at TCNJ. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at The College of New Jersey

0 Took All Classes Online
306 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2017-2018, 306 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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The College of New Jersey Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 323 0 0 323
Teacher Education Grade Specific 115 31 71 217
Special Education 57 9 60 126
Nursing 90 10 13 113
General Biology 104 0 0 104
Teacher Education Subject Specific 73 0 31 104
General Psychology 103 0 0 103
General English Literature 78 0 16 94
Educational Administration 0 9 81 90
Communication & Media Studies 80 0 0 80
Fine & Studio Arts 65 0 0 65
Mathematics 60 0 0 60
History 56 0 0 56
Criminal Justice & Corrections 55 0 0 55
Accounting 52 0 0 52
Political Science & Government 37 0 0 37
Public Health 36 0 0 36
Student Counseling 0 0 32 32
Teaching English or French 0 10 21 31
Computer Information Systems 29 0 0 29
International Relations & National Security 27 0 0 27
Multilingual Education 0 26 0 26
Civil Engineering 25 0 0 25
Mechanical Engineering 25 0 0 25
Economics 24 0 0 24
Biomedical Engineering 22 0 0 22
Music 21 0 0 21
Journalism 20 0 0 20
Chemistry 20 0 0 20
Sociology 17 0 0 17
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 14 0 0 14
Electrical Engineering 13 0 0 13
Computer Engineering 12 0 0 12
Physics 11 0 0 11
Philosophy 9 0 0 9
Engineering Science 4 0 0 4
Ethnic Studies 4 0 0 4
Romance Languages 4 0 0 4
Mental & Social Health Services 0 2 0 2
International Education 0 0 1 1
General Education 0 0 0 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,685 97 326 2,108

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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