TCNJ

The College of New Jersey

2000 Pennington Rd, Ewing Township, United States
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  • Total Documents
    1,400
  • Class Notes
    833
  • Textbook Notes
    407
  • Study Guides
    160
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,119
  • Previously Enrolled
    648

Overview of The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:6,955
    • Men:2,954 Men (42.5%)
    • Women:4,001 Women (57.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (TCNJ)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to The College of New Jersey is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
4
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
2
4

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
March 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for advising ACT: Used for advising

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2000 Pennington Road|PO Box 7718
City, State, Zip
Ewing, NJ 08628
Phone
(609) 771-2131
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid (TCNJ)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $16,149|Out-of-state: $27,578 (46.85%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,200 (38.3%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,200 (3.48%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,918 (11.37%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


The College of New Jersey accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1 | Final deadline October 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning June 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002642
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,372 (89.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
892 (65.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
821 (92.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
101 (12.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
40%
Average Award
$11,899
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 412 (50.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,889
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 579 (70.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,642
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 370 (45.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
214 (14.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,648

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
4,810 (72.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,535 (73.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,359 (95.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
335 (10.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
43%
Average Award
$11,455
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,502 (44.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,601
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,681 (79.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,623
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 946 (28.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
506 (7.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,116

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
62%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$37,787
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (TCNJ)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


The College of New Jersey provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


94.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


73.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


84.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


87.0%

Programs & Majors (TCNJ)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (48)


  • Accounting
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

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


Business/marketing, Education, Communication/journalism

Online Degrees


Education of the deaf and hard of hearing, elementary education, special education and urban education

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (15)


  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Counselor Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Health Education
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Physical Education
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

Campus Life (TCNJ)

Location & Geography

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

Available Transportation


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 of College Housing


58% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


42%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


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

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


The College of New Jersey offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


6,728

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
6,955
Women
4,001
Men
2,954

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

Number of Graduate Students


597

Student Resources (TCNJ)

Study resources