College of New Jersey, The

By April 24, 20154 Year School

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www.tcnj.edu

Contact Information

Office of Admissions, Paul Loser Hall, Room 228
Phone: + 1 609 771 2131

Application Deadlines

Early Decision – November 15
General Admission – January 15
January Admission – November 1

Locations

2000 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ 08628

About

The College of New Jersey is ranked as the #1 public master’s college in the northern region by U.S. News & World Report and is one of the “most competitive” colleges in the nation (Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges). A highly selective institution, TCNJ offers an exceptional education at a reasonable cost. TCNJ’s 6,200 full-time undergraduate students enjoy an interactive and supportive learning experience, where students collaborate with faculty on innovative research and engage in analysis of relevant issues. The College’s seven schools include Arts and Communication; Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Education; Engineering; Nursing, Health and Exercise Science; and Science.

Degrees/Certificates Offered

Bachelor’s and Master’s

Student Demographics

TCNJ attracts the strongest student scholars from the northeastern United States with the majority coming from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Maryland.

ESL Program and Support Services

The Institute for English As a Second Language and American Studies at The College of New Jersey provides non-native speakers of English (at least 18 years of age) instruction in English for Academic Purposes and American Studies in an intensive one-month session from July 1, 2012 to August 5, 2012. Our institute runs learner-centered communicative courses whose primary goal is to help students enhance their proficiency in American English in academic contexts and improve their understanding of Americans and their culture.The following site will provide you with more information regarding TCNJ’s Institute for English As a Second Language and American Studies: http://esl.pages.tcnj.edu/.
There is substantial support for students in the Center for Academic Success as well as the TCNJ Writing Program. These services are available to students at no additional charge.

Student Housing Options

All first-year and returning second-year students are guaranteed on-campus housing, and TCNJ Residential Education and Housing provides an extensive array of support services in its First Year Experience and Sophomore Year Experience programs. Double rooms in traditional and suite-style student residences are available to first and second-year students. Juniors and seniors are housed in a variety of settings, including townhouses, traditional student residences, and apartments located off campus. Returning students participate in a lottery system and receive housing assignments in the spring semester.

Admission Requirements for First Year Students

A checklist is available at: www.tcnj.edu/~admiss/intl/req.html

    • $75 application fee (non-refundable)
    • The Common Application and the TCNJ Supplement
    • Official high school and/or college transcripts (The Common Application secondary school report is not required; transcripts must be translated and may need to be evaluated by a recognized evaluation service)
    • SATs or ACTs are required for most freshman applicants. (SAT CEEB: 002519; ACT CEEB: 002614)
    • TOEFL or IELTS is required if English is not the student’s native language. A minimum score of 80 is recommended for the Internet Based TOEFL, while a score of 550 is recommended for the paper exam. A score of 7 or higher is recommended for the IELTS
    • Two to three recommendation letters from teachers, guidance counselors, coaches, employers, or extracurricular advisors
    • Common Application essay
    • Doctor’s Certification used to determine if you are in good health and have had your vaccinations
    • Declaration of Major
    • Activity Resume

There are additional program requirements for Art and Music, and they may be found at www.tcnj.edu/~admiss/freshmen/req.html

Admission Requirements for Transfer Applicants

Admission Requirements for Transfer Applicants
A checklist is available at: www.tcnj.edu/~admiss/transfer/req.html

      • $75 application fee (non-refundable)
      • The Common Application and the TCNJ Supplement
      • Official high school and/or college transcripts (The Common Application secondary school report is not required; transcripts must be translated and may need to be evaluated by a recognized evaluation service)
      • SATs or ACTs are required for most freshman applicants. (SAT CEEB: 002519; ACT CEEB: 002614)
      • Two to three recommendation letters from teachers, guidance counselors, coaches, employers, or extracurricular advisors
      • Common Application essay
      • Doctor’s Certification used to determine if you are in good health and have had your vaccinations
      • Declaration of Major
      • Activity Resume

There are additional program requirements for Art and Music, and they may be found at www.tcnj.edu/~admiss/transfer/req.html

Admission Requirements for Graduate Applicants

A detailed description of requirements for graduate admission may be found at www.tcnj.edu/~graduate/index.html
Admission to graduate study at The College of New Jersey is selective and competitive. Prospective applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the contents of the bulletin and to observe carefully the particular requirements of each individual program or option. Admission decisions are based generally on evidence of achievement in appropriate undergraduate studies, performance on nationally standardized tests, strength of recommendations, and other materials submitted with the application. Standards are applied rigorously but not mechanically, the purpose being to identify applicants who show promise of benefiting from advanced studies and of making significant contributions to both the college community and their chosen professions.
Those who wish to apply or learn more about the graduate program should begin by contacting the Office of Graduate Studies at graduate@tcnj.edu or 609/771-2300.

Visa Categories Offered

TCNJ supports students applying for F-1 and J-1 visas for study in the United States. Detailed information about each category may be found at http://iss.pages.tcnj.edu/

Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance

2011/2012 expenses:

  • For freshmen: $38,173
  • For graduate students: $24,996

Updated information about the estimated cost of attendance may be found at www.tcnj.edu/~sfs/tuition/index.html.

Types of Financial Assistance Available

No financial aid is available for international students. The Office for Student Financial Assistance provides international students with information about sources of financial assistance.

Student Activities and Campus Life

The College of New Jersey encourages students to expand their talents and skills through more than 150 organizations that are open to students. These groups range from performing ensembles and professional and honors societies to student publications, Greek organizations, as well as intramural and club sports. The College also offers numerous leadership opportunities through the Student Finance Board, Student Government Association, and Residence Hall Government to name a few.
Known for its natural beauty, the College’s campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township. The College has 39 major buildings, including a state-of-the-art library; 14 residence halls that accommodate 3,600 students; an award-winning student center; more than 20 academic computer laboratories; a full range of laboratories for nursing, microscopy, science, and technology; a music building with a 300-seat concert hall; and a collegiate recreation and athletic facilities complex.