The College of New Jersey campus
The College of New Jersey campus
The College of New Jersey campus
The College of New Jersey campus
The College of New Jersey campus
The College of New Jersey campus
The College of New Jersey campus
The College of New Jersey campus
The College of New Jersey campus

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 Signature Experiences which permeate every major within 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-three 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. Eighty-four percent of TCNJ students who apply to medical school and other professional programs are accepted.

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 96 percent three-year pass rate for nursing students going for their license. The numerous learning opportunities at The College prepare students to prosper in any arena after the conclusion 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 at least 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, Music or Interactive Multimedia disciplines.

The College of New Jersey is a member of the Common Application. 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 applyup until 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:

Office of Admissions
The College of New Jersey
PO Box 7718
Ewing, NJ 08628-0718
Telephone: 609-771-2131


Acceptance Rate

Test Scores

Learn about new SAT scores and college admission here
SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
540 - 640
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
560 - 660
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
540 - 650
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

February 1

Other Admission Factors


Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Standardized Test Scores

Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work

Selectivity Rating


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, with each course providing a greater level of depth. Today, all courses feature a rigorous, engaging curriculum and contain a significant out-of-class requirement that provides for even more student and faculty interaction.

These small classes enable dialog between students and 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 College’s Liberal Learning program, introduces students to the habits of mind and the methodologies of research; it's seminar format of no more than 15 students reinforces the message that students are not to be passive recipients of knowledge but 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 Education, 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, Economics* Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Electrical Engineering, Elementary Education, Engineering Science (students may specialize in Engineering Management or Policy and Society), English*, 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 Education and Performance, Nursing, Philosophy, Physics*, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology and Anthropology, Spanish*, Special Education, 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, NJ) 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
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

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


  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

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

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Marketing

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication, General
  • Journalism

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • 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

  • Engineering

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

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Nursing Science
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

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

  • Visual and Performing Arts

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

Students Say

The College of New Jersey is a small public college dedicated to education and to the pursuit of passions, all at an affordable price. Each of TCNJ's "excellent" seven schools offers "an awesome range of classes to choose from" (it is "one of the best schools in the area for future teachers," in particular), and the academic environment "is an open and honest one." On top of all that, "the campus is gorgeous, the students are friendly, and you can't beat the price!" "The College of New Jersey is a community unlike any I have ever been a part of; everyone is proud to be a part of and to contribute to the TCNJ culture," says a satisfied student.

Professors are always available in and out of the "small classes," and they "are truly interested in the progress and well-being of their students." Though the classes for liberal learning requirements are "stressful," teachers want their students to do well and "are eager to help and answer questions." "There has never been a moment where I have felt unsupported in my academic endeavors or felt that I could not reach out for help," says a student. A few students warn that some requirements become hard to fill because "there are only a few options that fit the topic, and everyone is trying to get into those classes."

One of TCNJ's greatest strengths is the Freshman Year Seminar Program. Freshman students choose a class that they are interested in (ranging from "a class on Bruce Springsteen, to one about Harry Potter, to one about the meaning of life"), and then live on a floor with all of the students in that class. "This is a wonderful opportunity to build community and to ensure that students are surrounded by people with similar interests and academic goals."


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, 44 percent of College of New Jersey graduates would describe their careers as helping to improve the world. With an average starting salary of $50,300, 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

As a public institution with a smaller, intimate community, TCNJ’s costs are lower than most equivalent private institutions. The tuition and fees for undergraduates in the 2016-2017 academic year are as follow:

In-state tuition and fees: $15,793
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $26,971
Room and board (all students): $12,881

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.


Application Deadlines
Oct 1
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms


Bottom Line

"A smaller school that is a bargain for its quality of education," the College of New Jersey lives up to these words, according to one happy undergrad. With in-state tuition and fees amounting to just more than $15,000, and plenty of aid available, the school makes college a possibility for most every budget. Seventy percent of freshmen receive financial aid, with the average total need-based package being close to $14,000. Out-of-state students are looking at a bit more than $22,300 per year; room and board for all students is just over $12,880. The college meets on average 46 percent of all need, and the average need-based gift aid is more than $12,000. "Many of my friends… got into very prestigious schools…but chose TCNJ because of its unbeatable cost," reports one undergrad. There is also a respectable 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio, within such a large campus; there are 6,500 students in all.

Bang For Your Buck

Over 60 percent of full-time undergraduates benefit from financial aid, which can come in the form of merit-based scholarships, workstudy programs, loans, or government or institutional grants. Title IV students may compete for the college's merit scholarships, which are funded by the state government as well as private donors. These awards are offered to those applicants with top SAT scores and class rankings. Over the last six years, TCNJ has given scholarships totaling more than $12 million. Almost three-quarters of students graduate within four years, and more than a third pursue graduate studies. In addition to "top-notch faculty and the newest technology," students have the opportunity to develop their own special-interest learning communities on campus. Also, commitment to sustainability has been incorporated into the curriculum at TCNJ. The college's Municipal Land Use Center is authoring the state's sustainability and climate neutrality plans, and the school has committed to offsetting greenhouse gas produced by faculty and staff travel on an annual basis through the purchase of carbon offsets

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 Nursing Scholarships
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

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 TCNJ 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 of New Jersey. Anyone can find an intramural sports team, Greek organization, cultural club, or academic group to suit their interests. Many students build friendships and enrich their leisure time participating in these groups. In addition, the College Union Board-administered by TCNJ students-organizes events including concerts, performances, and comedy nights.

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
96% are full time
4% are part time

Students Say

People "are serious about their education here," and students describe themselves as "quite diverse." There is "always a group for somebody": "I don't know anyone that feels like they don't fit in, and if they do feel that way, it's because they aren't putting in the effort to do so," says a student. Everyone is on campus for a reason, whether it's major-/career-specific or "simply to gain leadership or life experiences," and all are "self-motivated, personable, and goal-oriented." While students are accepting of minorities, "the majority is most certainly still white." On the whole, "students are very happy and friendly and therefore make it much easier to fit in and make friends."


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 communal-style freshman housing 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 café, 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.

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 has ensured that TCNJ students can 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.

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 50+ 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, many 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
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
International Student
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Students Say

Life at TCNJ is "calm and enjoyable." Students refer to the school as an "island of suburban housing," which works well in terms of building community, but the atmosphere does tend to cut students off from the outside world (especially freshmen, who aren't allowed cars). Students keep busy with their studies, organizations, and "many great events the school hosts," but "they also enjoy spending time with friends and having a good time together." "A lot of people party. A lot of people don't party. Most people love it here," sums up a student simply. While the local origins of the students means that some students do go home on weekends, "almost every weekend, the school organizes a trip to nearby Princeton, NYC, or Philadelphia" for those who stick around. "The school actually sends out a weekly calendar listing all of the events being held on campus that week," says a student. Students do warn about housing; as selection for upper-class housing is done strictly by a lottery system, "several do not get housing" each year, and some of the freshmen that do get their guaranteed housing find that their dorms are "ancient, dirty, and falling apart."

Special Needs Admissions

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

14% join a fraternity
11% 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

Sustainability-focused degree available

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

Cash-Out Parking

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

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

Dell, Apple, Epson, HP, Toshiba, Panasonic

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations

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

Rankings & Lists

From The College of New Jersey

Social Feed