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College of New Jersey - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


The College of New Jersey

The College of New Jersey

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The College of New Jersey Description:

The College of New Jersey is one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the country. With an undergraduate focus and liberal arts core curriculum, The College of New Jersey offers the type of student experience that usually comes with a much higher price tag. Located in Ewing, NJ, near Trenton, TCNJ gives its students easy train and bus access to Philadelphia and New York City. With seven schools and degrees in over 50 programs, TCNJ offers the educational breadth of much larger universities. The college also wins high marks for student satisfaction, and retention and graduation rates are well above the norm.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 7,270 (6,545 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $14,730 (in-state); $25,135 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,343
  • Other Expenses: $2,379
  • Total Cost: $29,652 (in-state); $40,057 (out-of-state)

The College of New Jersey Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 80%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 50%
    • Loans: 50%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,269
    • Loans: $9,619

Scholarships for TCNJ (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, English, Nursing, Psychology, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 94%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 8%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 72%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 87%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

The College of New Jersey Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://tcnj.pages.tcnj.edu/about/mission/

"The College of New Jersey, founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, is primarily an undergraduate and residential college with targeted graduate programs. TCNJ's exceptional students, teacher-scholars, staff, alumni, and board members constitute a diverse community of learners, dedicated to free inquiry and open exchange, to excellence in teaching, creativity, scholarship, and citizenship, and to the transformative power of education in a highly competitive institution. The College prepares students to excel in their chosen fields and to create, preserve and transmit knowledge, arts and wisdom. Proud of its public service mandate to educate leaders of New Jersey and the nation, The College will be a national exemplar in the education of those who seek to sustain and advance the communities in which they live."

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