From the School

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) has created a culture of constant questioning. In small classes, students and faculty members collaborate in a rewarding process. They seek to understand fundamental principles, apply key concepts, reveal new problems and pursue lines of inquiry to gain a fluency of thought in their disciplines. This transformative process is at the core of the educational experience at The College.

In order to enhance student development and empowerment, TCNJ's curriculum is built around five key experiences which permeate every major in the seven academic schools. Small classes prioritizing discussion and inquiry create a Personalized, Rigorous, and Collaborative Learning Environment where students and faculty work side by side in developing skills and applying concepts. Undergraduate Research, Mentored Internships, and Field Experiences give TCNJ students opportunities to get out of the classroom, develop their professional skill sets, and discover exciting career paths and academic endeavors. Passion for civic responsibility and a commitment to Community-Engaged Learning ensures that TCNJ graduates enter the professional world as top-notch scholars and citizens. Opportunities for Global Engagement found on the TCNJ campus and facilitated through internationally recognized study-abroad programs allow students to expand their internal scope and frame their academic goals and achievements in a truly global context. Finally, academic and extracurricular programs designed to foster Leadership Development help students build confidence and decision-making skills that they will need to solve the problems of tomorrow and build a brighter future.

TCNJ admits a diverse class each year full of ambitious students, eager to build on their educational foundations and plunge into new topics. These students will ultimately find a home away from home on campus, and ninety-five percent of first-year students will return for their second year. The most successful admits are prepared to steer their own academic pursuits toward post-graduation goals of graduate school, professional training, or satisfying careers.

Prestigious graduate schools, including the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown Law School, Maxwell School at Syracuse University, NYU Law School, and Harvard, Yale, and Northwestern Universities, routinely welcome TCNJ alumni into their ranks. TCNJ graduates boast a 64% acceptance rate into Medical School and an 88% acceptance rate into Law School.

Many top corporations recruit TCNJ graduates, providing avenues into rewarding jobs directly after graduation. Other barometers of student success include the 100 percent pass rate of education majors taking the state teacher preparation test and the 94 percent three-year pass rate for nursing students obtaining their license. The numerous learning opportunities at The College prepare students to prosper in any arena after the completion of their undergraduate career.


From The School

The admissions committee at TCNJ accepts a class of motivated, ambitious, and highly talented students. Most successful applicants have taken 16 college-preparatory units in high school, demonstrating mastery of the core academic areas of Science, Math, Language Arts, Social Sciences, and Foreign Languages. They also show impressive class ranks and SAT/ACT scores. Most students admitted fall within the top 10 percent of their graduating class. The committee also considers extracurricular involvement, individual pursuits, and community participation. Standardized test scores are not required for students applying into the Art, or Music disciplines.

The College of New Jersey is Common Application exclusive. The deadline for applications for Spring enrollment is November 1. The Regular Decision application deadline for Fall enrollment is February 1. There is a $75 application fee. Candidates who apply only to The College of New Jersey under the Early Decision agreement may apply before November 1 and will be notified on or before December 1. Early Decision applicants unable to complete and submit their application prior to November 1 may also choose to apply before January 1 and receive notification on or before February 1. Students applying to the seven-year Accelerated Medical program must apply by December 1. For Fall enrollment, the College requires incoming students to pay an enrollment deposit of $600 no later than May 1.

For more information, students should contact:

The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
Ewing, New Jersey 08628-0718
United States
Phone: 609-771-2131


Acceptance Rate

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
590 - 660
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
580 - 670
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
540 - 650

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
600 - 690
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
580 - 690

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
25 - 30

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted


Early Decision — November 1

Early Decision II — January 1

Regular — February 1

Other Admission Factors


Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Standardized Test Scores

Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work

Selectivity Rating

Get a personalized plan for a competitive application from an admissions expert.

Learn More


From The School

Academic Programs

A Liberal Learning Curriculum ensures that all students are grounded in the values of civic responsibility, intellectual and scholarly growth, and that they receive a well-rounded education in the liberal arts.

In 2004, the College completed a transformation of its curriculum requiring students to complete fewer courses, while adding depth to each course pursued. All courses have been transformed and contain a significant out-of-class requirement that provides for student and faculty interaction.

These small classes enable dialog between students and with TCNJ's accomplished teaching staff. This staff is composed of professors with terminal degrees in exclusivity; no courses are taught by graduate students or Teacher's Assistants. The College shapes its curricula and educational experiences around the concept of Personalized, Collaborative, and Rigorous Intellectual Development.

The required First-Year Seminar, the cornerstone of the Liberal Learning program, introduces students to the habits of mind and the methodologies of research; The seminar format of no more than 15 students reinforces the message that students are not to be passive recipients of knowledge but rather active contributors to their own learning. Liberal Learning requirements are grouped by diversity and community engagement goals that can be self-designed or designated as interdisciplinary concentrations.

Top students may enroll in TCNJ's Honors Program, designed to provide a core curriculum with additional challenges and opportunities for individualized work. Most honors classes take an interdisciplinary approach and encourage collaboration between faculty and students from multiple academic departments and disciplines. Independent study arrangements fall easily within the parameters of the Honors Program, as well.

Majors and Degrees Offered

The College of New Jersey hosts seven schools: Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health & Exercise Science; and Science. The College offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees.

TCNJ grants degrees in the following majors: Accountancy, African American Studies, Art Teacher Preparation (K--12), Art History, Biomedical Engineering, Biology*, Business Administration (specializations in finance, interdisciplinary business, management, and marketing), Chemistry*, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Criminology, Early Childhood Education, Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Economics*, Electrical Engineering, Elementary Education, Engineering Science (students may specialize in engineering management or policy and society), English*, Global Business, Health and Exercise Science, Health and Physical Education (teacher preparation K--12), History*, Interactive Multimedia, International Studies, i-STEM (integrative science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), Journalism and Professional Writing, Mathematics*, Mechanical Engineering, Music (options in performance and K--12 teacher preparation), Nursing, Philosophy, Physics*, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology and Anthropology, Special Education, Spanish*, Speech Pathology, Technology Education /Pre-Engineering (K--12), Urban Education, Visual Arts (options in fine arts, graphic design, and lens-based art), and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

*Programs in which students may prepare for teacher certification

The College also offers a unique Self-Designed major option, catering to students who wish to forge their own academic path.

In addition to full degree programs, students may also choose to complete a minor, in one of the previously mentioned fields or another subject area, such as, Classical Studies, Comparative Literature, Religion, Public Administration, and Communication Disorders.

Specialized Programs

TCNJ offers a number of 5-year combined Master of Arts in Teaching degrees with dual certification in Elementary Education, and either Special Education, Urban Education, or Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Education. Students may also enroll in a 7-year B.S./M.D. degree program with the New Jersey Medical School (Newark) or a 7-year B.S./O.D. degree program with the State University of New York College of Optometry. The College also offers a Medical Careers Advisory Committee for premed students and a Pre-Law Advisement Committee for students planning a career in law. 64 percent of TCNJ undergraduates seeking Admission into Medical School and 88 percent of TCNJ undergraduates seeking Admission into Law School are accepted into their top choice programs. Both of these figures significantly exceed national averages.

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years



  • African-American/Black Studies.
  • Women's Studies.


  • Biology, General.


  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Marketing.


  • Communication and Media Studies.
  • Communication, General.
  • Journalism.


  • Computer Science.


  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Chemistry Teacher Education.
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Education, General.
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • Health Teacher Education.
  • History Teacher Education.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Physics Teacher Education.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other.
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education.
  • Urban Education and Leadership.


  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Science.
  • Mechanical Engineering.


  • English Language and Literature, General.


  • Spanish Language and Literature.


  • Nursing Science.
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies.
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
  • Public Health, General.


  • History, General.


  • Mathematics, General.
  • Statistics, General.


  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.


  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.


  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General.


  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.


  • Psychology, General.


  • Criminology.
  • Economics, General.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.


  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Intermedia/Multimedia.
  • Music, General.

Students Say

A strong liberal arts curriculum forms the core of an education at the beautiful The College of New Jersey, where almost 7,000 undergraduates can choose from more than fifty programs spread across the college's seven schools. All courses take "a meticulous approach" to the subject at hand, and the small class sizes "foster close relationships between students and professors," contributing to the college's incredibly high retention rate. The programs here are well-respected and each major provides "a great foundation for people who may look for jobs right out of college." Professional development seminars are "typically packed," and "the competition for on-campus interviews for internships is incredible." TCNJ is a college where students can expect "academic rigor and opportunities to take part in multiple organizations, research, and to grow," but, ultimately, "the college is what a person can make of it."

The professors at TCNJ are "always welcoming and friendly" and "intend to help with any questions or problems a student has." They "put in the effort to help the student succeed," and "programs are very fleshed out and rigorous," as well as being "able to prepare us very well for our careers." Within majors like engineering, nursing, and the sciences, "there is little room to slack off," but all who go here find "a fair balance of academic life with socialness, athletics, or relaxing time." Students also "tend to engage fully in supplementary programs (i.e., lecture, awareness, volunteer, celebratory, or other campus events) often affiliated with their major."


Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School


Notable Faculty

Prominent Alumni

James J. Florio
Former New Jersey Governor

Chris Smith

Tom McCarthy
Philadelphia Phillies Broadcaster

Joe Ecker
member of the National Academy of the Sciences

Holly Black
Author of 'The Spiderwick Chronicles'

Andy Polansky
President of Weber Shandwick

Sheila Callaghan
Whiting Prize Winner

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)

Percent High Job Meaning

Percent STEM

Students Say

According to, 45 percent of College of New Jersey graduates would describe their careers as helping to improve the world. With a median starting salary of $54,400 for alumni, the most popular post-TCNJ jobs include software engineer, project engineer, and marketing coordinator. The most popular majors are Computer Science, Finance, and Psychology. Professors “often email students with internship…opportunities” and students praise the plethora of internships available and the study abroad options, which help connect them to the global job market. With its strong “academic focus,” The College of New Jersey produces “successful and prepared graduates.” The school's Career Center puts on events such as the Fall Engineering and Computer Science Networking event, the Fall Opportunities Fair, and Student Career Forums. According to one Political Science major, students “think about their futures here at TCNJ, and they're always wondering what the next step will be” when it comes to jobs or graduate school.


From The School

Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Because TCNJ is a public institution, costs are lower than most equivalent private institutions. The tuition and fees for undergraduates in the 2017-2018 academic year are as follow:
In-state tuition and fees: $16,148
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $27,577
Room and board (all students): $13,200

Financial Aid

Close to 50 percent of full-time undergraduates benefit from financial aid, whether from merit-based scholarships, work-study programs, loans, or government/institutional grants. All students seeking financial aid at the state or federal level must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form or renewal FAFSA to apply. The Title IV FAFSA Code for The College is 002642.

TCNJ also offers institutional need-based scholarships. Institutional need-based aid considerations are made based on information from the FAFSA.

Students may compete for the College's merit scholarships. These awards are offered to those applicants with top SAT/ACT scores and class rankings. Over the last six years, TCNJ has given scholarships totaling more than $30 million.


Application Deadlines
Oct 1
Notification Date
Jun 1

Required Forms


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
Tuition (Out-of-State)
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

Scholarships and Grants


Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


From The School

Classroom learning at TCNJ is complemented by an extensive and acclaimed Leadership Development Program. Life outside the classroom is not something our students do on the side. It is an extension of the learning experience. At every turn from the first year on, students blur the boundary between living and learning, closing the gap between "scholar" and "citizen."

More than 250 student organizations flourish at The College. Right off the bat, students are encouraged to discover their passion through the various clubs and activities offered. Anyone can find an intramural sports team, Greek organization, cultural club, or academic group to suit their interests. Many students build friendships as well as personal networks and optimize their leisure time participating in these groups. In addition, the College Union Board-administered by TCNJ students-organizes large-scale events including concerts, performances, and comedy shows.

The College's highly successful Division III athletic programs also provide an opportunity to socialize and cheer on fellow classmates. TCNJ fields ten sports for men and ten for women. With more than 40 national titles,The College holds the record for the highest number of championship and runner-up titles since Division III was implemented in 1979. For those looking for something a little less competitive, intramural and club sports, including flag football, volleyball, softball, floor hockey, and basketball, have thriving coed leagues of their own. Intramural and club teams play in state, regional, and national tournaments.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented



58% female
42% male
6% are out of state
97% are full time
3% are part time

Students Say

For the most part, the students here are "very driven to do their work and get good grades." Although students' opinions on how diverse the campus is vary, everyone "still gets along and accepts each other." Students at TCNJ create "a community of support that allow each other to grow academically and socially." There's "a real sense of school spirit and camaraderie" and inclusivity, and "we don't have a cliquey feeling or vibe." The college features "several organizations dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community" as well as organizations supporting "multiple different ethnic communities." While the school has multiple sports teams, the student body is "generally not interested in sports," and "all games, with the exception of Homecoming, are sparsely attended."


From The School


Neoclassical Georgian Colonial architecture, meticulous landscaping and intentional design merge to meet the evolving needs of TCNJ students. Students enjoy a campus with 289 acres of trees, lakes, and open spaces within the suburban setting of Ewing Township, New Jersey. Two out of three undergraduate students take part in the on-campus residence hall experience. The residence halls vary in configuration from the first-year towers to suites and townhouse arrangements for upper class students. The College ensures that on-campus housing is available to all students in their first two years, with out-of-state students guaranteed to receive housing for all four years of study.

Nearby cities, such as Princeton, Trenton, Philadelphia, and New York, allow for abundant entertainment, employment, and social options. Many courses incorporate field trips to New York City or Washington DC.

In 2015, TCNJ completed the first phase of the Campus Town project. Adding an attractive downtown component to an already appealing campus, Campus Town offers students brand new residential opportunities, a pristine Barnes and Noble bookstore and cafe, and a comprehensive fitness center. Retail and dining establishments such as Panera Bread and Yummy Sushi have been incorporated as well, with additional businesses scheduled to open throughout 2017 and into 2018.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

Learning, like everything else, is contextual. The surroundings in which students learn and the tools they use influence their experience. Not surprisingly, the College supports its educational aspirations with careful attention to the quality of its facilities. In the first decade of the 21st century, more than $250 million in ongoing and new facilities construction is ensuring that TCNJ students continue to thrive in an environment that not only meets their academic, athletic, social and living needs, but extends their reach resulting in higher scholarship, better health and fitness, closer community, and greater comfort.

Recent additions to campus include the Campus Town project, a newly renovated student center, and a state-of-the-art STEM Complex.

Off-Campus Opportunities

TCNJ fosters global engagement through an extensive international study program, featuring exchange programs in locations as diverse as Johannesburg, London and the University of Santiago. Some students choose to attend one of the 131 available institutions in the U.S., while others venture to one of the 33 countries offering full-year or semester-long programs.

Mentored internships, both on and off campus, expose students to career options as they gain professional skills. With the College's location in the East Coast's center of corporate activity, providing easy access to New York and Philadelphia, numerous internships are available either for pay or college credit.

Faculty mentors lend their advice and help students locate and procure appropriate opportunities including fellowships, research positions and internships. Students may also use resources at the Career Center to find positions in New York, Philadelphia, or with one of TCNJ's many corporate, government, or research partners located closer to campus.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
International Student
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Students Say

The TCNJ campus is "very beautiful and very unified," and students can walk everywhere (first-years aren't allowed to have cars). Students typically have Wednesdays off, during which time they schedule meetings with professors, attend a study group, or just relax. Students have plenty of activities to fill their day like "going to the gym, fishing, running, sleeping, watching a movie, ice cream party, [visiting] friends, [or] extra readings." Greek life is very popular at TCNJ, and "there are always philanthropy events to go to." The College Union Board "does a lot of weekend and daily programming for students," including "Lions Latenight" which hosts weekly movies in the Student Center and "events for students to get free stuff." Though some facilities need a facelift or wrecking ball, the "housing has improved in some on-campus residential buildings and more will be renovated in the upcoming several years." The suburban setting means that "many people do go home during the weekend." Campus is only about thirty minutes away from Philadelphia, meaning that those who do stick around on weekends are close to "malls, restaurants, and movie theaters, which are all easily accessible through the highway nearby." Dorm living is popular, and students "often have movie and game board nights in their own dorms/apartments."

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Support Service

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Meghan L. Sooy

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Documentation Required for LD

A psycho-educational or neuropsychological evaluation that provides a diagnosis of a specific learning disability must be submitted. A statement indicating the current (eleventh/twelfth grade) status and impact of the learning disability in an academic setting should be included. If another diagnosis is applicable (e.g., ADD/HD, mood disorder), it should be stated. The evaluation must be performed by a professional who is certified/licensed in the area of learning disabilities. The evaluator’s name, title, and professional credentials and affiliation should be provided.

Documentation Required for ADHD

Quantitative and qualitative information that supports the diagnosis; Summary and interpretation of assessment instruments (formal assessment instruments and/or clinical interview); Information regarding the specific academic functions affected by and the severity of the disability (e.g., ability to sustain attention, distraction index); Recommendations for and compliance to prescriptive treatment, including medication; Recommendations for academic accommodations based on specific features/symptoms of disability; Investigation/evaluation of dual and/or confounding diagnosis (e.g., mood, behavioral, neurological, learning, personality disorders). Documentation must reflect the current (within the past year) array of symptoms/features and level of functioning; if the documentation does not, students may be required to submit up-dated information and/or documentation. Documentation should be from as close to senior year as possible. Neither a 504 plan nor an individualized educational plan (IEP) constitute sufficient documentation but may be submitted along with a medical or clinical evaluation

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams

Dictionary allowed in exams

Computer allowed in exams

Spellchecker allowed in exams

Extended test time



Distraction-free environment

Reading machine

Other assistive technology

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

15% join a fraternity
13% join a sorority


Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Lions)
11 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Lions)
11 Sports

Cross Country
Field Hockey
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Princeton University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Rutgers University


School Has Formal Sustainability Committee

School employs a sustainability officer

Public GHG inventory plan

% food budget spent on local/organic food

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share

Car Sharing Program

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling

School Developed Bicycle Plan

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources:

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Fee for Network Use

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

Dell, Apple, Epson, HP, Toshiba, Panasonic

Campus Visits Contact

Grecia Montero
Director of Admissions

Admissions - Paul Loser Hall
P.O. Box 7718
Ewing, NJ 08628



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
New Library
New Science Complex
New Arts and Multimedia Building
Student Center
Athletic Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Local Shopping/Restaurants
Waterfront Park/Kat Man Du
New Hope, PA
Jersey Shore / Six Flags - Great Adventure
Downtown Princeton

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

At the begining of every tour

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

Contact Admissions Office

Only offered to admitted students


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
AREA TRANSPORTATION CENTERS Air: Trenton Mercer Airport: 800/644-3562 Newark International Airport Directions from Newark: Take AirTrain airport shuttle/monorail to Newark International Airport Station. From the Station take NJ Transit to Trenton Train Station. Cost: $12.35-$12.65 one way. Philadelphia International Airport Directions from Philadelphia: Take Septa Transit R1 train to 30th Street Station. From 30th Street take Septa Transit R7 train to Trenton Train Station. Cost: $9-10 one way. John F. Kennedy International Airport Directions from JFK: Take Subway train "A" to New York Penn Station. From the Station take NJ Transit train to Trenton Train Station. Cost: $11.00-$12.00 one way. Rail: Trenton Station: Amtrak: 800/872-7245 NJ Transit: 800/772-2222 Directions to TCNJ from Trenton: From Trenton Train Station a taxi is $12.50 to the TCNJ Campus, and will take 10 minutes, or take NJ Transit Bus #601 to TCNJ which costs $1.10 and will take approximately 20 minutes. Bus: NJ Transit-Mercer: 800/772-2222

Driving Instructions to Campus
Directions to the Campus From I-80 Take I-80 East to the U.S. 206/Route 183 exit. Keep right at the fork in the ramp. Merge onto US 206. Take the I-287 South ramp toward Somerville (I-78)/Princeton. Merge onto I-287 South. Take the US 202 South/US 206 South exit. See directions below from *Continue on US 202 South. From the New York State Thruway Take the New York State Thruway/I-87 South. Take the I-287 South/Route 17 South exit. Merge onto I-287 South. Take the US 202 South/US 206 South exit. *Continue on US 202 South. At the Flemington Circle, continue on US 202/31 South. Exit US 202/31 onto Route 31 South (Trenton). Follow Route 31 South until the entrance to the College (about 1.5 miles past the junction of I-95, left at the third traffic light). From I-95 South (Delaware/Philadelphia International Airport) Using I-95 North, continue into Pennsylvania, through Philadelphia. Continue on I-95 North into New Jersey. Take exit 4 (Route 31/Pennington Road). Bear to the right off the exit ramp, you will be traveling south on Route 31. At the third traffic light (about 1.5 miles), make a left into the College entrance. From I-295 South (Camden/South Jersey) Take I-295 North (becomes I-95 South) to exit 4. Turn left at the exit ramp onto Pennington Road/Route 31 South toward Ewing. At the fourth traffic light (about 1.5 miles), make a left into the College entrance. From Route 78 (Easton, PA and the West) Take Route 78 East into New Jersey. Continue to exit 17 (Route 31 South/Flemington and Trenton). Continue south on Route 31 into the Flemington Circle. Take Route 202/31 South. Exit at Route 31 South (Trenton). Follow Route 31 South until the entrance to the College (about 1.5 miles past the junction of I-95, left at the fourth traffic light). From the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Pittsburgh, PA and Ohio) Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike/I-276 East to the Philadelphia/US 1 exit. Keep left at the fork in the ramp. Merge onto US 1 North Lincoln Highway. Stay straight to go onto US 1 North. Take the I-95 North exit toward Trenton. Merge onto Delaware Expressway/I-95 North. Proceed into New Jersey. Take exit 4 (Route 31/Pennington Road). Bear to the right off the exit ramp, you will be traveling south on Route 31. At the fourth traffic light (about 1.5 miles), make a left into the College entrance. From Long Island Take the Verrazano Bridge to Staten Island. Stay on 278 West to Goethals Bridge. After crossing the bridge, take first exit for 95 South (NJ Turnpike). Follow directions from NJ Turnpike below. From U.S. Route 1 (New Brunswick and North) Using Route 1, travel south and take the I-95 South exit toward Philadelphia. Take exit 4 (Route 31/Pennington Road). Turn left at the exit ramp onto Pennington Road/Route 31 South toward Ewing. At the fourth traffic light (about 1.5 miles), make a left into the College entrance. From the New Jersey Turnpike (Newark International Airport and North) Using the New Jersey Turnpike, travel south to exit 7A, Trenton and Shore Points. Follow signs toward Trenton onto I-195 West. Follow signs marked 295 Princeton/Camden. Exit at “I-295 North/Route 1/95 South/Princeton.” Continue on I-295 (becomes I-95 South) to exit 4. Turn left at the exit ramp onto Pennington Road/Route 31 South toward Ewing. At the fourth traffic light (about 1.5 miles), make a left into the College entrance. From the Atlantic City Expressway Take the Atlantic City Expressway West (toward PA). The expressway ends at Route 42. Follow Route 42 North to I-295 North. Continue on I-295 North (becomes I-95 South) to exit 4. Turn left at the exit ramp onto Pennington Road/Route 31 South toward Ewing. At the fourth traffic light (about 1.5 miles), make a left into the College entrance. From The College entrance Make a right onto the main access loop around campus. The information booth is on the left in front of Paul Loser Hall.

Local Accommodations
Hotels SpringHill Suites by Marriott at Ewing/PrincetonSouth (1.8 miles from campus) I-95 Exit 4 (Rt 31/Pennington Road South) GPS use 2250 Pennington Road & follow Charles Ewing Blvd 1000 Charles Ewing Boulevard Ewing, NJ 08628 (609) 530-0900 Courtyard Marriott-Ewing Hopewell (2.5 miles from campus) 360 Scotch Road Trenton, NJ 08628 Phone 609-716-9100 Fax 609-716-8745 Element Ewing Hopewell (2.5 miles from campus) 1000 Sam Weinroth Road East Ewing, New Jersey 08628 (609) 671-0050 Trenton Marriott at Lafayette Yard (4 miles from campus) 1 West Lafayette Street Trenton, NJ 08608 (609) 421-4000 Inn at Glencairn Bed & Breakfast (5 miles from campus) 3301 Lawrenceville Road Princeton, NJ 08540 (609) 497-1737 Chauncey Conference Center (5 miles from campus) Rosedale Road Princeton, NJ 08541 (609) 921-3600 (800) 422-6338 Comfort Inn (6 miles from campus) R3270 U.S. Route 1 & Quaker Bridge Mall Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 (609) 896-3700 Red Roof Inn (6 miles from campus) 3203 US Route 1 Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 (609) 896-3388 Hyatt Place Princeton (8 Miles from campus) 3565 U.S. Route 1 Princeton, NJ 08540 (609) 720-0200 (800) 833-1516 Courtyard by Marriott (8.5 miles from campus) 3815 U.S. Route 1 and Mapleton Road Princeton, NJ 08540 609-716-7662 (800) 222-1131 Howard Johnson Inn (9 miles from campus) Route 1 South Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 (609) 896-1100 Carnegie Center Princeton Hyatt (9 miles from campus) 102 Carnegie Center US Route 1 Princeton, NJ 08542 (609) 987-1234

Articles & Advice