Ewing, NJ
The College of New Jersey


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Recent Reviews

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

Students and parents should really try and go with their gut; your intuition is much more powerful than you would imagine. T...

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

Students and parents should really try and go with their gut; your intuition is much more powerful than you would imagine. The way to make the most of your college experience is to constantly remember that it is short and could end at any time! You need to really follow your heart in college when it comes to academics, extra curricular activities, and your social life.

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

The best thing about TCNJ is that students really are on the same page about so many things. Most TCNJ students are motivated, ambitious, and excited about their college experience - much different than the students at my high school. These areas are where diversity is not a benefit.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school is the financial aid office. I feel like they are the most hesitant office to be helpful towards student concerns, while they should be one of the most student-friendly offices. Financial aid is too important of an area of student concern for their to be poor relations between staff and students.

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

Find out where you can actually SEE yourself before you select a school. Do not let your parents choose for you, and go for t...

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

Find out where you can actually SEE yourself before you select a school. Do not let your parents choose for you, and go for the expensive schools too in case they throw you some money. Overall, try to keep your head and be yourself in all stages of the operation.

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

In order to make the most of the college experience, it's essential to find a solid group of friends. I love the relationshi...

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

In order to make the most of the college experience, it's essential to find a solid group of friends. I love the relationship I have with my friends, and I know that they'll be my friends for life. We've spent the past few years living together, eating together, going out together, studying together, laughing and crying together, and we've formed an unbreakable bond. Academically, the best advice I could give for a new college student is to become friends with your professors. They are the ones who can help guide students academically through the college years. My advisor has helped me immensely and has given me a direction and endless amounts of knowledge. The professors are an extremely important resource.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone who has an open mind or wants to open his or her mind should attend this school. I have always been an open and tolerant person, but I have become so much more socially aware and educated at this school. It's amazing how much academic and personal growth I have made in the time I've studied here.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Campus police is overly available to bust up parties, respond to students drinking in dorm rooms, or pull over cars driving 26 in a 25. However, cars have been stolen all year long from one of the parking garages, and they can't seem to figure it out. They need to reorganize their priorities.

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

Really try to get involved in as many things as possible and not just bury yourself within the academics. Work really hard be...

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

Really try to get involved in as many things as possible and not just bury yourself within the academics. Work really hard because the professors expect a lot out of you but they also try to get you to become independent of them and just guide you so taht you can learn to do things on your own. First impressions of schools aren't always the best so try to do as much research about the school and see if you can sit in on a couple of classes or live with a student to really aquaint yourself with both the academic and campus atmosphere.

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

The administration is terrible with money. When they need money from you they keep bothering you about it but when you are owed money by them they take months to return it.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who enjoys small class sizes and personal attention from their professors. If you enjoy being in a campus where it's easy to make friends with people and where people are always friendly and helpful(even the upper classmen) this is the school for you.

Alison
Describe the students at your school.

They are enthusiastic and generally friendly, though some are annoying because they talk for the sake of talking and getting ...

Describe the students at your school.

They are enthusiastic and generally friendly, though some are annoying because they talk for the sake of talking and getting participation points.

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

The College of New Jersey is a hidden gem. The campus is beautiful, and those who know about the school are aware that it is an extemely competitive school and that it has an excellent academic reputation.

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

When thinking about where to attend college, students need to ultimately make their own decisions. They should definitely consider what their friends and family think about prospective colleges, but the student needs to make the final decision. Don't go to a school just because your friends or significant other have decided to go there. I t's scary not knowing anyone at first; I should know--I went to college in a different state from where I grew up! But my college did a great job of getting us to meet many different people duing orientation, and before long, there were several people who I hung out and ate with all the time. Students will really limit themselves if they don't branch out and meet new people. When a student comes to college with their best friend or boyfriend/girlfriend in tow, it sends the message to others that the student is not really interested in meeting others, even thought that may not actually be the case.

Lindsay
Describe the students at your school.

All are high achievers yet also socially interested in the college experience.

Describe the students at your school.

All are high achievers yet also socially interested in the college experience.

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

Since each student is different, it is important to make sure it is the student's choice and not the parent's. Academics are most important but alot of the college experience is also social. Sports, clubs and Greek life are all factors to be considered in a college choice. Ultimately, the student must be happy and so will the parents.

What's unique about your campus?

This school is always rated very high among other schools. Always called a good buy for the money and a "baby Ivy". It is competitive and has a good reputation among other schools.

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

It is very competitive and most students are focused on their school work first and social life second.

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

It is very competitive and most students are focused on their school work first and social life second.

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

Stick with what you know. If you are someone that likes to live close to home don't try to be different and go to a college far away, if you like the city stay in a rural area. If you are not 100% sure of your major make sure the college you pick has several majors that you would like.

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

The scenery and how nice all the other students are.

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

I would recommend finding a school that meets your needs, whether it be finicial, location, or area of academic study. I also...

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

I would recommend finding a school that meets your needs, whether it be finicial, location, or area of academic study. I also recommend finding a school where you fill belonged or where you feel as if you fit into, it is always best to be comfortable and feel a sense of nessicity to go to that particular college.

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

The worst thing about my school is? I really dont think there's anything that bad about my school besides that its not that diverse.

Keesean
Describe the students at your school.

Some required classes are seemingly pointless and irrelevant, but electives are interesting.

Describe the students at your school.

Some required classes are seemingly pointless and irrelevant, but electives are interesting.

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

It is the perfect size and nature friendly.

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

First, make sure that you love it. There are countless complaints from friends who HATE their institutions, and they have to deal with it. Also make sure you can pay for it. The stress from funding college compounded with the academic and social stress is sometimes unbearable.

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

I would advise prospective students to see if their college options have opportunities to spend a weekend with an enrolled st...

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

I would advise prospective students to see if their college options have opportunities to spend a weekend with an enrolled student at the particular school. When you spend more than an hour on a tour at a specific school you can get a much better feel for the atmosphere of the campus and genuinely experience what the environment can offer you. It is crucial to visit a school far more than just the initial tour- really get a feel for the college and see how it fits your personality.

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

The worst aspect of The College of New Jersey is the dining services and the living conditions. The dorm rooms offered to students are no bigger than sardine cans and are in digusting condition. The meals served in the dining hall hardly register as food. Sweet and sour tofu is not my idea of a delicious meal and TCNJ will not allow students to go without a meal plan.

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

I make sure my friends know how competitive TCNJ is. Although I am not very pleased with the campus conditions, the education is unbeatable. My professors are the best in their respective fields and truly require students to meet high demands and realize their prospective possibilities.

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