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Founded in 1855, The College of New Jersey. is a Public college. Located in New Jersey, which is a city setting in New Jersey, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 6,787 full time undergraduate students, and 609 full time graduate students.
The The College of New Jersey Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 355 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at The College of New Jersey include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at TCNJ are considered More Selective, with ,59% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 12 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
99% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 89% were in the top quarter, and 56% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at The College of New Jersey.
155 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.
101 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
161 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.
164 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.
164 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 63 % gave the school a 5.0.
164 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.
164 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.
164 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 61 % gave the school a 5.0.
55 Students rated The College of New Jersey
A pretty good school overall and definitely a great value given how expensive 4-year colleges are nowadays. As far as life outside academics, it's the same as any school--you get out of it what you put into it. If you don't get involved in any orgs, it's a pretty boring school in and of itself.
As an 8-year-old, setting up a classroom with my dolls as imaginary students, I didn’t realize my afﬁnity for teaching and Social Studies would continue to hold my interest to this day, but it has. From an early age I’ve immersed myself in my academic studies, maintaining a 4.25 GPA, achieving high honor roll distinction as well as involvement in many different honor societies. I plan on continuing these efforts, in addition to my volunteer work throughout my college career.
During research into colleges I was interested in continuing my education with, I was pleased to ﬁnd that The College of New Jersey has an outstanding Secondary Education program and an extensive amount of Social Studies courses and clubs. Because of this, I believe it is the ideal college to pursue my teaching degree.
In The School of Education, I hope to enroll in the 5-year Secondary Education program. I plan on a dual major in History and Education, with training in both special and general education. The training through ﬁeld work and interaction with classroom students will provide real-world insight. This experience would enhance my knowledge on pedagogy and how to meet the needs of my future students.
TCNJ offers several history courses that I would love to study, including The Craft of History (HIS 210), which covers all geographic regions and allows students to analyze the methods historians have used over the course of time. As someone who wants to be a History and Education Major, but does not yet know what particular historical time period or geographic region to study, this is a great course to begin with. I’m excited to ﬁnd out if I prefer to teach World History, American History, the history of a speciﬁc region/group of people, or a bit of everything.
Outside of the classroom, I can see myself enthusiastically embracing the Rebel Art Movement (RAM) organization. Art and free expression are great passions of mine and I would love the opportunity to advocate the importance of it in our community. My interests and experience include music, fashion, painting, literature, ﬁlm, and theater...to name a few. The Student New Jersey Education Association (SNJEA) is another group I’d like to connect with. I see it as an excellent resource for nurturing my professional development, as well as open discussion and the exchange of ideas on how the subject of education can be improved upon moving forward. Becoming afﬁliated with the NJEA excites the future teacher in me.
My mother often shares stories of her years at Trenton State College, including the lifelong friendships she made on the second ﬂoor in Travers Hall. She loved the school so much, she went back for a second degree several years after graduating. During two self-guided tours of the TCNJ campus with my mother, I felt welcomed and embraced by the tight knit community. One full of diversity, enthusiasm and school spirit. I aspire to be the next member of my family to join the TCNJ pride and look forward to the opportunity to become a vital and active member of its community.
I originally chose this school because it is close to home and one of the best teaching schools. I am so happy with the choice I have made! I have made so many great friends and memories, I love the academics, and I can\'t wait to continue my college experience.
The College of New Jersey is the absolute perfect environment for higher education. It ranks in Forbes magazine as one of the top institutions in the nation. It boasts superior academics, brand new facilities, and athletic programs that are competitive in their own conferences. The environment is friendly, welcoming, and accepting of all.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for The College of New Jersey is 48%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Were I given the opportunity to go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, my speech would be something to this effect:
"First of all, relax. There are things you should stress over and things that aren?t within your power to change; know the difference, and don?t sweat the small things. Right now, you've already sent out applications, and you?ll hear back soon, this is when you have to start searching for scholarships; getting accepted to college is not the difficult part, it is paying for it. This summer will be a busy one with all the preparation and packing, enjoy it. Once you get to college, there will be a big transition, but I promise you will love it. The first week or so, you might want to call home every night, don?t. Go and meet people instead. The best things you can do are: smile, be friendly, and be open to new experiences. You?ll meet all sorts of people and form intense relationships with them. You?ll realize once you return home for Thanksgiving how much you?ve grown, and how much you miss your college family.
Intellectual hard working students that are looking to improve their academic standing and challenge themselves in many different fields.
attitude of certain members of the staff when you need help- i'm not sure why. some facilities are in need of some fixing up- the college decides to build new buildings instead of fixing the old ones (the old library is used only for storage now...)
the campus is very pretty
The most frustrating thing about TCNJ was on-campus jobs. We were only allowed to work 15 hours, and often times student work hours were limited in their hours because offices didn't want more than 2 student workers at a time. Many students don't have cars, so working on campus was the only chance to earn money.
Anyone should be able to attend TCNJ. It is a public school that is open to anyone and everyone. The type of individual that would be happiest at TCNJ is one who is okay with a small collegiate body and is very goal-oriented. TCNJ makes it very easy to attain the type of hands-on experience that graduate programs and employers look for in college graduates. TCNJ is extremely diverse and is a potentially good fit for all that apply. However, only those that take full advantage of what TCNJ has to offer will be truly happy and successful.
This school really prides itself on community service and engagement. Also the classes in my major are rather small and theoretically focused, which was looking forward to . And out of the various school I'd visited, the faculty and staff at TCNJ clearly communicated that they expected the best from their students. No other school that I was considering seemed to stress academic excellence as much as TCNJ.
To tell the truth, there is no way to be completely prepared for college, whether academically or socially. I kind of wish I had known that getting used to college was going to process that was going to be aided by college staff and the ambassadors, instead of a headfirst dive into a new environment. It would have cut my pre- move-in nervousness in half at least. TCNJ does a great job bring together its student body and really takes care of everybody.
TCNJ is a great school that boasts a friendly environment for students to learn and grow. There is always something to do, with extracurricular activities ranging from club and intramural sports to political and cultural organizations, and everything in between. You will find yourself right at home here.
The space we have. TCNJ is in a suburban area and so, most of the time, it is quiet and serene. During the early days of fall and late days of the spring semester, practically everyone chooses to study outdoors rather than being cooped up in the library.
A person who is looking for a large school within a city.
Everything! I would say this it is most well known for its excellent Education program and Nursing program. However, all of the academic areas are very well known as well.
professors always know my name, my favorite class was writing family histories with dan crofts (professor), my least favorite was macroeconomics with professor vandergrift, students study all the time, class participation is part of your grade, tcnj students have lots of intellectual convos outside of class, students are competitive, the most unique class i have taken was writing family histories, my major is marketing, and i love it, i do not spend time with professors outside of class, i think tcnj has silly academic requirements that are very confusing, i think the education is geared toward getting a job more then learning for its own sake. i did absolutely no work freshman year and still pulled off a 3.0
students always leave their doors open, athletic events are not very popular- people leave alot on weekends. for girls, the dating scene is no-existent- of the available 30% guys, 10% are gay, 10% are taken, and 10% are disgusting/not looking for anything serious. it sucks. i met my closet friends because they lived down the hall. if i am awake at 2am on a tuesday, my roommate and i are watching tv and hanging out, people want to party always, but only do so once a week or so. frats/sororities are not very important and they are all kind of shitty, last weekend i studied, watched movies, went out to dinner, spent alot of time at the library, on a saturday you can watch a movie, go out to eat, study and not drink- you can even go to a frat party and not drink if you chose- i did that once, it is very difficult to get off campus without a car, so you mainly hope you have a friend with a car and go shopping, to the movies, and out to eat
the best thing is how pretty the campus is, i would change the boy:girl ratio, the school is much too small, people have no f-ing clue what tcnj is and ask if i go to community college, i spend most of my time in my dorm, hanging out with my floormates, there is no college town, just the college campus, tcnjs administration are idiots, the biggest controversy is keeping the crappy cafeteria contract, there is very little school pride, it is unusual how many students are from jersey and live within an hour of the school, i will always remember mural painting on my floor, watching movies all night, tw cafe runs at midnight, people complain it is too small and there is nothing to do
yes, yes, yes, yes, all yes stereotypes at tcnj are completely accurate
Nerdy, no lives, no fun. The school looks like a sqaure with nothing more than just huge academic buildings and grass.
I don't know if there is really a stereotype but most people have never even heard of The College of New Jersey. It's sort of off the beaten path so to speak but a great school non the less.
In State. Less expensive. Smaller campus (not too small), nice campus and suburban area, and great credentials and art program plus new art building.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
79% of students
attending The College of New Jersey receive some sort of financial aid.
15% were awarded federal grants.
While 52% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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