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Study at New Jersey City University

New Jersey City University is a public university. It was established in 1929 as the New Jersey State Normal School. After going through a couple of name changes, the school officially became a university in the year 1998. The university enrolls over 6, 000 undergraduates and more than 2, 000 postgraduates every year.

At NJCU, students can choose from a large number of degree and certificate programs. These include liberal arts, business, and health education, among others. There are also provisions for online learning and adult education programs. The classes are taken in 3 colleges:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Professional Studies
The university's athletics teams are nicknamed Gothic Knights, and the team colors are green and gold. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross-country, soccer, indoor and outdoor track, and volleyball. Women's teams offered include basketball, bowling, cross-country, soccer, softball, indoor and outdoor track, and volleyball.

Profile of New Jersey City University

New Jersey City University is found in Jersey City, NJ. Jersey City is a large suburb. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Post-Master's certificate at New Jersey City University.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in art studies, education and teaching, and security and law enforcement.

New Jersey City University Selectivity

Admission to New Jersey City University is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Hats off to the 48% of those who apply who get accepted. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 430. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 440 and 510.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at New Jersey City University is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 8, 437 in 2007 at the school. New Jersey City University has a large minority student population.

Student Life

A lot of students at the school attend part-time. New Jersey City University values student athletics, and belongs to the Eastern College Athletic Conference.

New Jersey City University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching479special ed, urban education, kindergarten/preschool teaching, school Counselling, instructional media design, math teaching, teacher ed, reading teaching, . . .
Business and Management283business management, accounting, finance
Liberal Arts219sociology, English, history, Spanish language, political science, economics
Therapy and Counselling119psychology, school psychology, educational psychology
Security and Law Enforcement118corrections and criminal justice, security and protective services, criminal justice and safety
Science48biology, geology, chemistry, physics
Medical Support and Technology42health service and sciences
Art Studies37art studies
Computer Science and Engineering36computer and info science
Media28communication studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine25registered nursing, various nursing
Music16music performance, music
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy

Contact: New Jersey City University

New Jersey City University

2039 Kennedy Blvd

Jersey City, NJ 07305

General Phone: (201) 200-2000


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