The College Of New Jersey - [TCNJ], New Jersey, Ewing Township

    Ewing Township, New JerseyLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    Estd 1855established year

    The College of New Jersey: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Established in 1855, the College of New Jersey is a highly selective, public, liberal arts university located in the Ewing Township of New Jersey, USA. Ranked as one of the top institutions among public and regional universities in the northeast, the college has maintained a seventh-highest four-year graduation rate among all public colleges and universities. 

    With seven schools namely Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health and Exercise Science; Science, the college has more than 50 majors for students who want to study in the USA.

    The school of business is accredited by AACSB International, which is received by only 5 percent of the business schools in the world. With the student-faculty ratio of 13:1, the college focuses on personalizing the academics for all its students.

    The College of New Jersey Student Enrolment


    • #1 among the top public colleges in the nation by U.S. News and World Report’s list of Regional Universities (North) in 2020. 
    • #48 among the institutions of higher education by Money Magazine in 2019. 
    • #12 among all the medium-sized colleges and universities by Money Magazine in 2019. 
    • The colleges were among the best 385 colleges in the nation based on student evaluations by The Princeton Review in 2020. 
    • Ranked 34th by Poets&Quants for its top undergraduate programs. 


    Year of Establishment 1855
    Location Ewing Township, New Jersey
    College Type Public
    Campus Setting Suburban
    Number of undergraduate students 6,580 students (Approximately)
    Number of graduate students 610 students (Approximately)
    Average class size 21 students
    Student-faculty ratio 13:1
    Average SAT scores 1228 (critical reading and math only)
    Application fee 75 USD (Non-refundable)
    English proficiency test scores IELTS OR TOEFL
    Campus Housing Available
    College Website

    The College of New Jersey Programs

    The College of New Jersey offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its seven schools namely Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health and Exercise Science; Science. 

    • Art education, Journalism, Visual arts, Accountancy, Economics, Criminology, Sociology, Applied Mathematics, etc are a few of the many majors offered by the college.
    • The students can select self-designed majors as per their requirements only after achieving a minimum GPA. 
    • Art conservation, biostatistics, and national security studies are examples of self-designed majors. 
    • The college has more than 20 graduate degrees such as MBA, MA-school counseling, M.Ed- Educational relationship and many more. 

    The College of New Jersey Campus

    Stretching over 289 acres in suburban Ewing Township, the college of New Jersey is known for its beauty and is also ranked as one of the beautiful colleges in the country by the Princeton Review. 

    • The college is located an hour away from both Philadelphia and New York. It is also located within a 5 miles distance from Trenton and 10 miles away from Princeton. 
    • The college provides various health, psychological and counseling services for the welfare of the students. 
    • The alcohol and drug education program hosted focuses on the minimal use of alcohol in the social events of the college. 
    • The students are encouraged to explore their talents by being a part of more than 200 campus organizations. 

    Housing Facilities

    With 95% of the freshmen students staying on-campus. TCNJ offers 14 residence halls providing a variety of living accommodations for all students. 

    • Allen, Brewster and Ely Hall- This hall is for freshman year students and can accommodate 150 students. It consists of single and double bedrooms with bathrooms. The hall has amenities such as a drawing room, occupation area, area office for mails and so on.
    • Norsworthy Hall- This hall is mainly for sophomore year students and can approximately accommodate 150 students. It consists of single and double bedrooms with bathrooms. The hall has a playing area, rooms with televisions and attached bathrooms.
    • Hausdoerffer and Phelps Hall: These air-conditioned, twin building complexes, accommodate approximately 200 students. Each apartment in the complex has 5 units, which include a partial kitchen, living room, and bathroom. They also have laundry room study lounges and cable television facilities.

    Admission Requirements For International Students

    Where to Apply: For admissions to The College of New Jersey, students can complete the admission applications online.

    Application fee: 75 USD ( Non-refundable). It can be waived off if the applicant submits fee waiver documents. 

    Application deadline: The college has a very low acceptance rate, therefore, you are advised to fill the application forms and submit it along with the required documents as soon as possible.

    Deadlines Fall Spring Early Decision I Early Decision II
    Application deadline February 1 November 1 November 1 January 1
    Supporting application deadline March 1 November 15 November 15 January 15
    Notification of decision April 1 December 1 December 1 February 1

    Documents required:

    • Application form
    • Official transcripts
    • English proficiency test scores
    Exam Minimum Required Scores
    TOEFL 90
    IELTS 8

    Cost Of Attendance

    The following are the estimated expenses at The College of New Jersey that is to be paid by an international student staying on-campus. 

    Undergraduate Cost of Attendance:

    Expenses Per semester Fee Annual Fee
    Tuition 12,608 USD 25,216 USD
    Fees 1852 USD 3,704 USD
    Books and supplies 600 USD 1,200 USD
    Room 4,758 USD 9,516 USD
    Board (Carte Blanche B) 2,224 USD 4,448 USD
    Personal expenses 1,338 USD 2,676 USD
    Transportation 623 USD 1,246 USD
    TOTAL 24,003 USD 48,006 USD

    Graduate Cost of Attendance:

    Expenses Per semester Fee Annual Fee
    Tuition 11,234 USD 22,468 USD
    Fees 1,275 USD 2,550 USD
    Books and supplies 600 USD 1,200 USD
    Room 4,758 USD 9,516 USD
    Board (Carte Blanche B) 2,224 USD 4,448 USD
    Personal expenses 1,338 USD 2,676 USD
    Transportation 623 USD, 1246 USD
    TOTAL 22,052 USD 44,104 USD

    Financial Aid And Scholarships

    The college welcomes international applications from around the world. Eligible students are offered a few scholarships to bridge the gap between their financial status and the cost of attendance. 

    • International students are eligible for merit scholarships. There are several factors such as standardized test results, application essay, letters and many more which are used in the screening process. Applicants must make sure to complete their admission applications on time and submit all the required documents. 
    • RaiseMe Scholarship- Eligible international students can apply for RaiseMe scholarships and earn up to 2,500 USD. However, to be eligible for this scholarship an international student must attend an International High School with an American-based curriculum or attend High School in the USA on an international student visa.

    Though most of the scholarships awarded to students at TCNJ are for US citizens, international applicants can look for outside or private international scholarships to study in the USA. These include scholarships awarded by various private agencies and organizations and also the respective home country government. 

    Another financial aid options for international scholarships include education loans. Students can look for private lenders and apply for loans to finance their studies in the USA. 

    Alumni Network

    The alumni count goes up to 80,000 and is stretched all across the globe. Some of the notable alumni are as follows

    • Tom McCarthy- American Broadcaster
    • MacDella Cooper- Philanthropist
    • Holly Black- American Writer
    • Jay Black- stand-up comic and screenwriter

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    7.7 / 10

    The College of New Jersey Overview

    Insitution type
    Student Population
    FAFSA Code
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $24,662 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    1 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    SAT Check Detailed Score12501170133083
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing625590660-

    The College of New Jersey Acceptance Rate

    47.5 %

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    The College of New Jersey enrollment

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    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $24,662 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $36,619 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $1,200 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $13,201 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $3,918 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $12,632 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $3,918 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $5,828 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $5,956 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    Program wise accreditation
    Clinical Science Programs
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
    Music Programs
    National Association of Schools of Music
    Nursing Programs
    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education


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    Academy Ranking of World Universities logo

    Academy Ranking of World Universities

    Ranked #301 - #400

    Psychology (International)

    College Rating

    Based on 3 Students Rating

    7.7 out of 10
    6.0/10Social Life


    7.7 /10

    I decided to pursue my further undergraduate studies from the USA, as I wanted to get settled there. I had secured a GPA of 8 in high-school. My counselors advised me to apply at this college, as it was one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. The college is ranked seventh among all public colleges and universities. I had applied to the college through an online common application form. My application fee was around $75.

    Course Curriculum :

    My accounting program had a long-standing reputation for preparing exceptional accountants. My program consisted of 10 accounting courses that integrate the study of theory and current practice of accounting with research and computer applications. My course included various subjects- auditing, cost, financial accounting, information systems, and tax. My program even provided a pathway for licensure as a certified public accountant.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    7.5 /10

    It's a good distance between my family and me, where I could still reach them in case of an emergency. Furthermore, the campus is small and quieter so I find it much easier to study and stay focused on my tasks.

    Course Curriculum :

    The current course curriculum is good. There is a large breadth distribution so students can learn subjects outside of their major they might not have explored. There's a wide variety of classes so it's very possible to find a subject you will be interested in and a good variation in professors to explore options.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    6 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    7.8 /10

    This college is known for small classes, better student-professor relations, and rigorous academics. I wanted something challenging and something close to home which is why I opted for this school. I also like that this school provides raw grades so when I apply for opportunities and other schools it makes me look better as well as giving me a competitive edge.

    Course Curriculum :

    It's extremely rigorous which makes it a challenge. I feel that I learn better when I'm presented with difficult situations and helps me become a stronger student. It also takes a holistic approach and strongly encourages students to gain knowledge in other areas and not just their major.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    6 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    4 /10 extracurricular
    2000 Pennington Rd, Ewing Township, NJ 08628

    Nearby This Campus

    • Book Store
    • Bus Station
    • Shopping Mall
    • Restaurant
    • Super Market
    • Airport
    • Train Station

    Book Store

    Barnes & Noble Campus Town0.39 km
    Reading Center5.45 km
    Commonplace Reader5.90 km
    Natalie Callender Book Store6.19 km
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    Shopping Mall

    630 Market place Blvd. Hamilton, NJ1.71 km
    Ewing Plaza1.95 km
    Suburban Square2.13 km
    Birmingham Plaza2.36 km
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    Super Market

    ShopRite of Ewing2.21 km
    Marrazzo's Market2.36 km
    Super Food Supermarket of Trenton4.11 km
    ShopRite of Pennington4.29 km
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    Train Station

    Yardley5.84 km
    Trenton Transit Center5.86 km
    Hamilton6.45 km
    New Jersey Transit Mercer-Bus6.75 km

    Bus Station

    Green Ln at Hollowbrook Dr0.40 km
    College of New Jersey0.43 km
    Pennington Rd 438's of Carlton/Main0.48 km
    Pennington Rd 538's of Carlton/Main0.51 km
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    Tan May Chinese Restaurant2.20 km
    Dunkin'2.26 km
    Mamma Flora's Trattoria2.29 km
    Barbara's Hungarian Food2.33 km
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    FlightServ3.16 km
    E Block3.24 km
    Signature Flight Support TTN - Trenton Mercer Airport3.31 km
    Trenton Mercer Airport West Ramp TieDowns3.53 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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