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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?

6,728 Full-Time Undergraduates
$27,026 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.
  • The highest degree offered at TCNJ is the post-master's certificate.
  • 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.

The College of New Jersey Rankings

TCNJ landed the #167 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. TCNJ also holds the #2 spot on the Best Colleges in New Jersey ranking.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that TCNJ has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for TCNJ

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 165
Best Colleges 167
Best Colleges for International Students 374
Best Colleges for Veterans 499
Best Colleges for the Money 500
Best Colleges for Diversity 1,420

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?

$27,026 Net Price
54% Take Out Loans
2.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of TCNJ is $27,026. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for TCNJ

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,646 $15,192 $24,862 $30,378 $31,936

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

6,728 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,955 undergraduate students at TCNJ, with 6,728 being full-time and 227 being part-time.

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

There are also 597 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,728 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 786
Black or African American 399
Hispanic or Latino 869
White 4,395
International Students 19
Other Races/Ethnicities 260

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, The College of New Jersey awarded 3,370 undergraduate degrees and 652 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 52 0 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 22 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 323 0 0
Chemistry 0 20 0 0
Civil Engineering 0 25 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 80 0 0
Computer Engineering 0 12 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 29 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 55 0 0
Economics 0 24 0 0
Educational Administration 0 0 81 0
Electrical Engineering 0 13 0 0
Engineering Science 0 4 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 4 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 65 0 0
General Biology 0 104 0 0
General English Literature 0 78 16 0
General Psychology 0 103 0 0
History 0 56 0 0
International Education 0 0 1 0
International Relations & National Security 0 27 0 0
Journalism 0 20 0 0
Mathematics 0 60 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 25 0 0
Music 0 21 0 0
Nursing 0 90 13 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 14 0 0
Philosophy 0 9 0 0
Physics 0 11 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 37 0 0
Public Health 0 36 0 0
Romance Languages 0 4 0 0
Sociology 0 17 0 0
Special Education 0 57 60 0
Student Counseling 0 0 32 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 115 71 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 73 31 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 21 0
Total 0 3,370 652 0

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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