Ewing, NJ
The College of New Jersey


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Recent Reviews

Hyuna
Describe the students at your school.

They are friendly an enthusiastic as you are in making new friends and helping each other out.

Describe the students at your school.

They are friendly an enthusiastic as you are in making new friends and helping each other out.

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

Don't go for a school just because of it's name. Really focus it academically and socially fits you.

What kind of person should attend this school?

People who are academically driven.

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

TCNJ is a great school that boasts a friendly environment for students to learn and grow. There is always something to do, wi...

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

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.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

TCNJ is best known for it's great education at a great price. It is also known for it's competitive admissions process.

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

The first thing parents and students should be thinking of when it comes to deciding which college to enroll in is affordability. It's very tough for a student who absolutely falls in love with a certain college and has their heart broken because they cannot make it financially. You must also weigh the possibility of scholarships and grants as well. Second on your list of priorities is the program list. Narrow your list of colleges down and find which ones offer the programs that best suit your interests. Make sure they offer degrees in whatever you wish to pursue, and also check to see if they have those certain extracurriculars that you may be interested in. Third on your list should be campus appeal. Determine which campus you could see yourself in for the next four years and make your decision. I fell in love with my college campus the moment I closed the car door in the parking lot. Happy hunting!

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

I would give parents and students a word of advice each. For parents, I would say, "let your children take a risk." While par...

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

I would give parents and students a word of advice each. For parents, I would say, "let your children take a risk." While parental input into choosing a school is important, parents must realize that it should be their child's choice. If your child is in a position to get into college, then it's clear that you have already done a good job raising your child and they should be prepared to make an informed, educated decision. For students, I would say, "go for it." Try everything you can while at school (within reason of course). Don't let others or more importantly yourself, get in the way of new experiences. Remember, not everything is meant to be and some of your failures will inevitably help build character and make you a stronger individual. Alumni typically come back and always tell stories about how their regrets were not the things that they did, but it was the things they wish they had done. Four years seems like forever, but, to quote Ferris Bueller's Day Off, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

What kind of person should attend this school?

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.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about TCNJ is that it is somewhat competitive amongst students within the college. Being that the majority of students are very goal-oriented and have their eyes locked onto future goals, there aren't always opportunities for everyone. While there are a lot of research opportunities (labs, internships, etc), it is still competitive amongst all potential applicants. It does however, present students with a parallel to the job market. While we might want every available chance to get ahead, that isn't always going to happen. Therefore, it proves to be a valuable life lesson.

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

My school is unique to the other schools I concidered, because the campus is so beautiful. It is surrounded by two very large...

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

My school is unique to the other schools I concidered, because the campus is so beautiful. It is surrounded by two very large lakes and a fantastic landscape. Also at my school I find it very easy to meet very kind people that are easy to get along with. I rarely see people that I know involved in arguements at all, because people settle disputes in a civil and mature manner.

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

An important factor in choosing a college is the size of the school you would like to attend. Do not just choose a largeschool because all of your friends are going to it. Similarly do not choose a small private school because it is the best one you got into. You want to choose a school that will make you happy, because this is where you you will be making your life long friends in the next four years. Of course you should not downgrade the quality of the education you would be getting just for your social well being, but make sure you visit the school and sense the aura of the students. Then think to yourself "Is this the type of people I want to associate with for the next four years?" Once you figure out the best size school to go to, go ahead choose that prestigious reach school that you liked, or that state school that is less then half an hour from home. Just make sure your choice is the one that will keep you happy.

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

The worst part of my school is probably the same as many other schools, the dining halls. The food is not horrible, but it becomes very repetitive, and this is not made up in the taste. The meal plan is excellent, but every dining hall is similar to the next making variety a difficult thing to find.

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

The College of New Jersey is a very challenging academic school , as well as, being a close knit community on and off campus.

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

The College of New Jersey is a very challenging academic school , as well as, being a close knit community on and off campus.

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

Don't ever let the work load get you down. It's extremely important to say optimistic and treasure each day and challange put forth in front of you.

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

I wish I had known about the oppurtunities to help out the surronding community. I feel as though I missed out on numerous chances to make a diffrence in the socio-economically challenged bordering neighborhoods. Although I was able to help the community in many ways including cleaning the campus and local parks, as well as, working with habitat for humanity. There is much much more that is needed to be done.

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

class sizes are very small and you get a lot of attention from professors. Also the campus is beautiful!

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

class sizes are very small and you get a lot of attention from professors. Also the campus is beautiful!

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

go on a campus tour before you make a decision. Get to know the college.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Its in the middle of nowhere, getting around is a hassle.

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

I would encourage EVERYONE to do campus visits. For me, the first steps into the college will make or break your opinion of ...

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

I would encourage EVERYONE to do campus visits. For me, the first steps into the college will make or break your opinion of it. The moment I saw TCNJ's campus, I knew that it was the right choice for me. Seeing pictures won't really do justice, so keep that in mind! As far as making the most of the college experience, it's really important to know how to meet people. You're going to have a miserable time if you're not willing to go out and start talking! Once you do make friends, everything goes up from there. It's also important to know how to manage your time. It's a little bit cliche, but I found that a lot of students became swamped with work because they have been doing extracurriculars more than doing sitting in the library! After figuring out the balance, it's hard to become bored on campus!

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

The worst thing about my school is the dining hall. The food is great in the first week of school to convince the freshman that their year's worth of eating there won't be bad, but progressively, the food gets worse and worse. I usually order take-out or just eat cereal.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The College of New Jersey tries to make everything streamlined by putting everything on an internet-based survey system, or something similar. Nine times out of ten, the system is slow or it doesn't even work. There's little to no tech help at all.

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

When looking for the right college, it is important to consider all options in depth. Take the time needed to visit many cam...

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

When looking for the right college, it is important to consider all options in depth. Take the time needed to visit many campuses, reach out to current students, and even try to spend a night. It is not easy to decide what kind of environment is the one you want to spend the next few years living in. But besides the actual campus, learn what services the college offers to their students. Since college is all about learning, make sure the academics are up to the standard you woant. Know what kind of help is given to students looking for jobs. See what kind of alumni resources the university has, as well as what kinds of companies recruit on the campus. Also know that college is more than academic. It is important to become involved in many organizations that are of interest to you. Clubs can help you grow as a person, but can also help you network with others. Networking is a key concept throughout the college years, and one thing I would stress to others.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who is looking for a large school within a city.

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

Our academic level compared to the price we are actually paying and the great career services department that we have.

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

I would say parents, give your children some independancy in the beginning of the application process. Guide them to narrow d...

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

I would say parents, give your children some independancy in the beginning of the application process. Guide them to narrow down there school selection, but really allow them to feel they are making a choice for themselves. It was good to know that my parents supported my decisions, while also knowing that they would guide me in the right direction, if I was about to make a really bad decision or one that wouldn't get me to achieve my FULL potential. As for students, don't limit yourself, see what they world has to offer. Try something new, and really think about the places you want to go, becuase wherever you go, know that it will be the vehicle that takes you to your destiny.

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

This school is the best investment for a affordable school while also giving a great education.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The lack of updating itself as fast as private institutions or schools with bigger populations

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