Ewing, NJ
The College of New Jersey


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Recent Reviews

Catherine
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are dedicated to their work and complete assignments with the goal of discussing them in class.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are dedicated to their work and complete assignments with the goal of discussing them in class.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would give myself the same advice my parents gave me: always be myself. I did not need to change anything about myself to make new friends at college, or join a club or a sport. Knowing that I applied ot eight schools and that I did not really have a first choice, it was difficult for me to choose a college. However, my mother told me to pick whatever felt right. Although finances played a large role in my decision, I would perhaps emphasize that money should not be the most important factor in choosing a school. Taking out a loan is not the end of the world, and attending a school with good job placement can help alleviate that worry. In short, choose the school with the academic program that best fits your needs and make that your number one priority in choosing a school.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Any kind of person could attend this school. I recomment being focused on learning and ready to challenge yourself by taking demanding courses.

Christy
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The classes were really small (no more than 25 students in any of my classes), and the professors were extremely helpful. Th...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The classes were really small (no more than 25 students in any of my classes), and the professors were extremely helpful. They were always willing to give extra help if someone needed it.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to get out and try as many new things as possible. I stayed in a lot my freshman year, and I wish I had joined more clubs earlier. By the time I was a senior, I was very involved in activities, and I wish I had an extra year of being involved.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I brag most about how beautiful the campus is. It's 289 acres, and there is a ton of grass and trees everywhere. We even have 2 lakes. You can see deer walking around a lot at night, and the buildings are all Colonial style, which makes for a really nice living environment.

Kristie
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is highly known for its great Education department.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is highly known for its great Education department.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Take as many AP classes as possible. Graduating on time is hard enough without worry about general education classes if you get them done in high school it will really help you out in college.

What's unique about your campus?

The campus is gorgeous and the small classes allow the professors to develop a steady rapport with students.

Ian
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to be confident in my choice at The College of New Jersey. There are many great people here and many peo...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to be confident in my choice at The College of New Jersey. There are many great people here and many people that will eventually be your friends for life. You will create many close friendships and have a great time at school.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish that I would have known more about the majors and more about the school in general.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

This school is very accepting to everyone, and I believe that anyone can find their place here.

Kim
What's unique about your campus?

the education level for teachers. This school is one of the best in preparing teachers to go out into the school districts and get jobs to educate the future of america

Rhett
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

TCNJ is a small, academically-focused, undergraduate liberal learning educational facility.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

TCNJ is a small, academically-focused, undergraduate liberal learning educational facility.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would advise myself to clearly research where I would like to go to school and what I would like to study. I would also advise myself to think of my future career so that I may pick a field that I will enjoy, while still being stimulating. I would also advise myself to make my own decision, and not one that my parents would want, because ultimately, it will affect me more than anyone else.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

We have great academics, small class size, involved professors, and a beautiful campus.

Ishani
Describe the students at your school.

My students are very ethnically diverse, driven, and fun, with a variety of interests and talents.

Describe the students at your school.

My students are very ethnically diverse, driven, and fun, with a variety of interests and talents.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time and give my high school self some advice about college, I would warn her that things very rarely work out exactly as she wants them to. However, even if I don't get my first choice, I can always make the best of what I have and succeed no matter the circumstances I'm presented with. I would remind myself that I am a capable young woman that is talented and intelligent: I shouldn't allow small setbacks to discourage me and prevent me from achieving my goals. Most importantly, I would make it clear that there is no substitute for hard-work and organizations; not even the smartest student in the world can succeed if he or she takes these skills for granted. Lastly, I would make it clear that happiness is more important than all the A's in the world.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I would have liked to know that a lot of students go home for the weekends.

Tamar
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Well, we now have these gigantic neon colored balls on our campus, that were government funded and are supposed to make our c...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Well, we now have these gigantic neon colored balls on our campus, that were government funded and are supposed to make our campus more artsy and pretty. Another thing that is unique about The College of New Jersey is that it is a small school, so the classrooms are more one on one with the teachers instead of a lecture hall with 200 students.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself first off to take all the AP and honors classes that I can, because the professors at college expect you to know everything they are talking about. Next, I would decide whether I wanted a small more intimate school or a large school. Then I would consider where the school's located in terms of the kinds of people who would be attending the college. Then there's what you want to study of course. If you want to study say Business, you may want to look at schools that are more focused on Business then say Biology, and if you're not sure what you want to study you should choose a school that has all the possible majors out there, so when you do decide you can stay at the school of your choice and study what you want. I would also look at the tuition and fees that have to be paid, so I can compare costs with the other schools I want to attend. The tuition depends on where you live at certain colleges and universities. Lastly, I would look at all the extracurricular activities, like sports and clubs.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

There are never lots of events happening on weekends when there is time to relax and hang out, instead all of the events are during the week when students are busy doing work and going to classes or meetings and such. There also is not enough diversity. There are people of different races and ethnicities, but they usually stick together, like the Black Student Union, or the Asian American Assiciation, and those people of different nationalities or ethnicities that the college does not have a club for are kind of just left hanging.

Caitlin
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

The College of New Jersey is highly selective liberal arts school that thrives on excellence and achievement in all aspects o...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

The College of New Jersey is highly selective liberal arts school that thrives on excellence and achievement in all aspects of life, including academics, sports, extracurricular activities, community service, arts, etc.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Time has rewound, possibly by some act of God, and I find myself as a high school senior. Knowing all about the ups and downs and twists and turns of college life, I would give myself some useful advice. First, I would assure myself that I am not alone in my initial feelings of isolation because all first-year students transition to college with uneasy feelings of whether or not they will fit in. It takes some time and patience but, soon enough you will develop you niche of friends. If these friends are true, then they will be with you no matter what, even if they join a sorority separate from yours or a varsity sport unlike the one you play. The second piece of advice would be to get involved. Join as many clubs as you can and be proactive within these clubs. Offer to volunteer for the soup kitchen and the like. Don't back down from the "diry work." Lastly, I would advise myself to stay on top of school work. Teachers are no longer required to check your progress on a paper that is due in a week. You must be the motivation for success.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Any lackadaisical person who is not willing to take a challenge or try new experiences should not attend this school because they will not appreciate its mission to transmit knowledge, arts, and wisdom through very unique and fascinating experiences.

Jena
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are really approachable, driven, smart people that I feel totally comfortable with when working on group projec...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are really approachable, driven, smart people that I feel totally comfortable with when working on group projects or in the field placements.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time, I would tell myself to remember to stay true to myself. Transitioning into college wasn't all I expected it to be. I tried to be friends with my roommate and other girls on my floor that wanted to do different kinds of activities that I really wasn't comfortable doing. I let myself stay in this uncomfortable position for the first two months of college, and all the while I was worried that people on my floor had already pre-judged me based on these girls' actions. I was worried that it would be too difficult for me to try and find different people to hang out with so late in the year, so I kept on pretending I liked these girls. I didn't like the person I was becoming, and I eventually became friends with another group of girls, who I love. I would have wanted to tell myself that it's okay to be true to who I am, and not to change just to fit in with a certain group of girls. If I had known this sooner, I probably would have had a better first year experience.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about my school is that our sports teams are not that great. The only thing I wish we had more of on this campus was bigger school spirit at football games, basketball teams, or other sports games. I feel like it would be a nice break from the academically challenging lives we live here at TCNJ if we were all able to support our teams together at games. Our teams are good, but most people won't spend their Saturday's cheering for them because the overall game is not worth watching.

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