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Study at The College of New Jersey

The College of New Jersey was founded on February 9, 1855. Before adopting its present name, the college was known as Trenton State College. In 1996, it adopted its current name. The main campus is spread across an area of more than 280 acres in Ewing Township, New Jersey. The college moved to its present location in 1930. Prior to that, it was located in Trenton. TCNJ was named the best masters level public university in the northern United States by the US News and World Reports in 2008. The college is organized into the following schools:

  • School of Arts and Communication
  • School of Business
  • School of Culture and Society
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Nursing, Health and Exercise Science
  • School of Science
Notable alumni of The College of New Jersey include Jim Florio, the Governor of New Jersey from 1990 to 1994; Christopher Smith, United States Congressman; Gene Hart, Hall of Fame NHL Announcer.

Profile of The College of New Jersey

The campus of The College of New Jersey is in Ewing, NJ, which is a small city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at The College of New Jersey include, at the school's highest level, the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in music and education and teaching.

The College of New Jersey Selectivity

Admission at The College of New Jersey is selective, not open to all who apply. Getting into the school is challenging; it only admitted 47% of those who applied in 2007. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 560. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 580 and 680.


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

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 6, 964 students enrolled (6, 440 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at The College of New Jersey. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The College of New Jersey values student athletics, and belongs to the New Jersey Athletic Conference.

The College of New Jersey Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching748elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, educational administration, school Counselling, special ed, English teaching, secondary teaching, math teaching, . . .
Liberal Arts255English, speech and rhetoric, history, political science, sociology, international relations, women's studies, Spanish language, . . .
Business and Management193business management, accounting
Science129biology, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counselling116psychology, marriage and family therapy
Security and Law Enforcement63criminal justice and administration
Nursing and Emergency Medicine59registered nursing, pediatric nursing, nursing science
Engineering46mechanical engineering, engineering science, electrical engineering
Photography and Commercial Art35commercial art, multimedia
Computer Science and Engineering29computer and info science, computer engineering
Medical Support and Technology21speech pathology
Art Studies15art studies
Religion and Philosophy14philosophy
Fine Arts1art history and criticism

Contact: The College of New Jersey

The College of New Jersey

2000 Pennington Road

Ewing, NJ 08628-0718

General Phone: (609) 771-1855


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