College of New Jersey Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

The College of New Jersey
The College of New Jersey. Tcnjlion / Wikimedia Commons

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) has an acceptance rate of 49%, and admitted students tend to have grades and standardized test scores that are well above average. Students will need to send in scores from the ACT or SAT as part of the application process. Students can apply using the Common Application and must include a high school transcript and a personal statement. Letters of recommendation, while not required, are always encouraged and welcome.

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Admissions Data (2016)

The College of New Jersey Description

The College of New Jersey is one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the country. With an undergraduate focus and liberal arts core curriculum, The College of New Jersey offers the type of student experience that usually comes with a much higher price tag. Located in Ewing, NJ, near Trenton, TCNJ gives its students easy train and bus access to Philadelphia and New York City. With seven schools and degrees in over 50 programs, TCNJ offers the educational breadth of much larger universities. The college also wins high marks for student satisfaction, and retention and graduation rates are well above the norm. In athletics, the Lions compete in the NCAA Division III, in the New Jersey Athletic Conference and the Eastern College Athletic Conference.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 7,396 (6,787 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $15,794 (in-state); $26,971 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,881
  • Other Expenses: $3,702
  • Total Cost: $33,577 (in-state); $44,754 (out-of-state)

The College of New Jersey Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 79%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 45%
    • Loans: 53%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,520
    • Loans: $9,915

Academic Programs

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 94%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 11%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 75%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 87%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Wrestling, Football, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Baseball, Cross Country, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Tennis, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Basketball, Track and Field, Softball, Swimming and Diving

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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