The College of New Jersey Top Questions

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

Mete

The one bad thing about my school is all of the construction that is going on right now, you can hear construction equipment all day long.

Rachel

The worst thing about my school would probably by the dining hall food, but that is the same for almost every college. The food is definitely doable, it's just that after a while you can get tired of eating the same things every week. This will happen to any sudent at any college, and it is just another part of the college experience of living on campus.

Thomas

The Dining hall gets old quick, but I am from Northern NJ and get spoiled with the food I am able to eat so my opinion might be a little biased.

Clara

Almost everyone is from New Jersey, and while there is diversity in ethnicity, there is no diversity of thought. People aren't the most ambitious and almost all of them just want to stay in New Jersey for the rest of their lives. Students aren't always the most passionate about what they're studying either.

Jessica

The worst thing about my school is that some of the employees there are very rude. It's like they can't be bothered with helping you registar for classes or let you know when tuition is due. Also, some of the teachers just do not know how to teach. They go off on tangents or they are not prepared for classes.

Steven

There are not many things that I could say that are bad about my school. It is all what I put into the time that I have been given. However, not apart from the majority of schools out there today, the only thing that I could say is that my school is expensive. For a man who has lived on his own for the past decade and has worked and supported himself throughout the first few years of college, it is troublesome to believe that my debt will far exceed the years of hard work that I will put in.

Susan

I love my school, but they could decrease the price of food on campus. It is too expensive for me to afford to eat on campus.

Dyana

The food and the lack of accomodation for people with food allergies.

Christina

The only bad thing is that there are more students than available seats in certain classes when it comes to scheduling. Some academic events are not very organized as well as they could be.

Ryan

The food quality. It's not that bad, but it's not that good either.

Nicole

The dormitories are in need of massive renovation, and the school often considers its image before it considers the true needs of its residents.

Tamar

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.

Jena

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.

bryana

dorms

Corey

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.

Abigail

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.

Joseph

Lack of school orientated off-campus college housing. The campus is located close to the city of Trenton, so most upper classmen are forced to live in run-down neighborhoods along with poorer families.

Daniel

The worst thing at TCNJ would be the housing. While it was tolerable, financial resources should be invested into making a habitable living area. It isn't exactly easy to study in 100 degree heat, but it can be done/

christopher

Too much reliance on group work and not enough access to the "real world" for students. Also, it's a bit expensive

Etryesse

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.

Shiobhan

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.

Brittany

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.

Sarah

The beaurocracy of it, the extra fees tacked onto the bill, the technicalities that come along with administration.

Danielle

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...)

Amanda

The Student Finance Board the practices with organizations.

Tracy

There isn't anything major that I would complain about. Occassionally there are slight annoyances, such as the construction on campus, the sometimes mediocre selection of food, or uncomfortable temperatures in some rooms, but in general I have positive things to say about this school.

Martha

The food choices are fairly unhealthy and generally not very tasty.

Pascal

The fact that a car is really needed if you want a really active social life. We have alot of Colleges in the surrounding areas but its really only convenient to go if you have a car. We have the loop which is a bus that takes us to the surrounding malls and areas thats free but it only runs on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Jacki

many things are run ineffiently

Brittany

Advising. The advisors are professors so they are always busy and offer little direction. Also, that students go home on the weekends.

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