New Jersey City University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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New Jersey City University Admissions Overview:

New Jersey City University has an acceptance rate of 85%, making it accessible to the majority of applicants. Students with solid grades and test scores have a good chance of being admitted. To apply, interested students must submit an application, high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, and a personal essay. Letters of recommendation are not required, but are encouraged for all applicants. For more information, check out the school's website, or contact an admissions counselor.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • New Jersey City University Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

New Jersey City University Description:

Located in Jersey City, NJCU was founded in 1929 as the New Jersey State Normal School at Jersey City. It became a liberal arts college in the 1960s, and became a full university in 1998. The school offers more than 40 undergraduate majors, and over 20 graduate programs. Popular areas of study include Psychology, Education, Nursing, and Music. Outside of the classroom, students are encouraged to join clubs and activities on campus; NJCU has an active Greek community, as well as a number of academic, social, and recreational groups. NJCU has a thriving Performing Arts department, and offers a range of courses and performance opportunities: a Shakespeare company, film festival, dance ensembles, choirs, and instrumental groups are just a few of the options available. On the athletic front, the Gothic Knights compete in the NCAA Division III, within the New Jersey Athletic Conference. Popular sports include baseball, bowling, basketball, volleyball, soccer, and tennis.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 8,504 (6,663 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 78% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $11,430 (in-state); $20,458 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,446
  • Other Expenses: $4,500
  • Total Cost: $29,576 (in-state); $38,604

New Jersey City University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 84%
    • Loans: 40%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $10,424
    • Loans: $4,926

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Nursing, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Accounting, Political Science

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 34%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 7%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 31%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Cross Country, Golf, Volleyball, Baseball, Soccer, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Bowling, Soccer, Volleyball, Softball, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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