About Thomas Edison State University

Founded in 1972, Thomas Edison State University. is a college. Located in New Jersey, which is a city setting in New Jersey, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 11,701 full time undergraduate students, and 788 full time graduate students.

The Thomas Edison State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Thomas Edison State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee75
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at TESC are considered , with ,5% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Thomas Edison State University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
40%
“We know about current events and vote”
60%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
60%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
40%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
20%
“I only go out in groups”
20%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
60%
“I feel extremely safe”
50%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
50%
“We live for the big game”
20%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
40%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
40%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
40%
“They keep regular office hours”
60%
“They”re always available”
80%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
20%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
20%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
80%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
40%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
60%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
40%
“We know about current events and vote”
60%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
60%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
40%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
20%
“I only go out in groups”
20%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
60%
“I feel extremely safe”
50%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
50%
“We live for the big game”
20%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
40%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
40%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
40%
“They keep regular office hours”
60%
“They”re always available”
80%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
20%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
20%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
80%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
40%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
60%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Thomas Edison State University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    6 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    4 Students rated off-campus housing 3.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    9 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    18 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    18 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    18 Students rated school activities 3.2 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    18 Students rated local services 3.3 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    18 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Thomas Edison State University?

7 Students rated Thomas Edison State University

andrea

It’s a good school but the dorms have too many rules and restrictions. I would suggest living off campus in an apartment or rental home. The classes and teachers are not bad. I suggest going on rate my professor to look up classes and teachers to get the best. Overall I’ve had a good experience here.

Akeyla

I am a student attending college for the first time, I was currently deployed to Afghanistan, so I take online classes. I like Thomas Edison because I can pursue a degree that is actually beneficial to my job in the military, a Biomedical Equipment Technician. The online program for TESC is good for me because it allows me time to get my work turned in on time without any room for error. The instructors are good with critiques and respond quickly via email to any questions I have for assignments. This is a great school for military personnel and even civilians.

yari

The college is average for non-traditional students as all classes are online. However, the staff does not provide a fair services and when you go to meet with them in campus, they make students wait hours. Not to mention, that they are located in a not very safe area in Trenton. Additionally, the university is really high in price, with an average of $3500 for two courses, some students may not afford to pay for additional courses within an academy year which is what is happening to me. Unfortunately, they do not offer payment plant so students are stuck using loans.

Dan

Thomas Edison is a wonderful school providing a unique opportunity for people to excel, and better their lives through education. I would highly recommend this school to anyone. Everyday the staff strive to make the learning experience better for their students.

Thomas Edison State University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Thomas Edison State University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Thomas Edison State University is 100%. 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 _____.

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

    If I could go back I would say to take more courses in a cheaper community college and then transfer to Thomas Edison. I would also tell mself to work more and save more, which is easier said then done. The simple fact is that college is costly and needs to be saved up for. But it is worth it, I am learning a lot and know it will ultimatley lead me to a great career.

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  3. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    I really have no complaints or frustrations as I have just started attending. It is a bit strange to get used to the lack of in person interaction, but facinating at the same time.

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  4. What kind of person should attend this school?

    someone who can focus on the text book, read and understand it themselves, and is self-motivated

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

    The flexibility of my schedule. I have taken only online courses and I have been able to travel during my courses, taking a road trip to California and living in MA over the summer besides working a full time job. I tell them how glad I am that I can work, school, and remain competent at all three so that I don't have to scarifice family life, financial responsiblity and quality of education during this time.

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

    Thomas Edison State College is a well recognized, online institution where motivated adults come to get their degree in a timely fashion.

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  7. Describe the students at your school.

    Classmates were very reliable and friendly and willing to help whenever needed.

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

    I attended TESC as a distance learning student. It was military spouse. It allowed me to transfer previous credits earned at other schools. I wish there was more financial aid available. I was only able to receive federal assistance as everything was reserved for NJ state residents. As military spouse I was allowed resident tuition but was not able to receive any grants or scholarships for residents. They also do not give awards at graduation and graduation fees are required whether you travel for the ceremony in NJ or not. I would love to receive the gown I paid for.

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  9. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Within the circle of people that were recommending this school, the main reason was how "military friendly" they are. Meaning that they accept a vast amount of training credits that the Army offers.

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

    You can earn credits based on prior learning. Options include CLEP and TECEP testing, Prior Learning Assessment, Licenses/Certifications, Military training and professional training.

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  11. What's unique about your campus?

    I consider their online classroom, Blackboard, to be one the highlights they offer. It's easy to navigate, always open and full of information, including access to online libraries, magazine clippings and jounal exerpts from Harvard, Yale, and other prestegious universities. I would certainly say that the affordability combined with the quality of education are the selling points and what I really appreciate about Thomas Edison State College.

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

    Not feeling like the students come first.

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  13. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who is not independent, who needs someone constanty holding their hand and telling them what to do in a steo-by-step fashion. If you are OCD or have trouble "rolling with the punches" and being able to handle unexpected complications.

    Read all  4 answers
  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    The academics are challenging, but I get help from the Professors when I need it.

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  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    I don't participate in student activities or groups.

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  16. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    It is accurate to say that Thomas Edison State College students are dedicated, self-directed adult learners.

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    There are no oversimplified standardized images of Thomas Edison State College students - they are self-directed adult learners that appreciate the flexible, high-quality, collegiate learning opportunity provided by an educational institution that is meeting the unique needs individuals wherever they live or work.

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  18. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Thomas Edison State College provides flexible, high-quality, collegiate learning opportunities for self-directed adults. One of New Jersey’s 12 senior public institutions of higher education, the College offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 100 areas of study. Students earn degrees through a wide variety of rigorous and high-quality academic methods that can be customized to meet their individual needs. Identified by Forbes magazine as one of the top 20 colleges and universities in the nation in the use of technology to create learning opportunities for adults, Thomas Edison State College is a national leader in the assessment of adult learning and a pioneer in the use of educational technologies. The College is home to The John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy. The New Jersey State Library is an affiliate of Thomas Edison State College. For further information about the College visit the Web site at www.tesc.edu.

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Student Body

Students

45%

female

55%

male

11,701

Total Undergrad Enrollment

788

Total Grad Students

N/A

Out-Of-State

N/A

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
% Black or African-American
14%
% Hispanic/Latino
10%
% White or Caucasian
51%

TUITION & AID

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.

N/A of students attending Thomas Edison State University receive some sort of financial aid. N/A were awarded federal grants. While N/A received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$9,352

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,698

Books and Supplies

$5,670

Room and Board

16,720

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
N/A
$30 - $48K
N/A
$48 - $75K
N/A
$75 - $110K
N/A
$110K & UP
N/A

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