The College of New Jersey.

The College of New Jersey

Ewing, NJ4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About The College of New Jersey

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is a public university in Ewing, New Jersey. It is part of New Jersey's public system of higher education. TCNJ was established in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School. The institution was the first normal school in the state of New Jersey and the fifth in the United States. Originally located in Trenton proper, the college was moved to its present location in adjacent Ewing Township during the early to mid-1930s. Since its inception, TCNJ has undergone several name changes, the most recent being the 1996 change to its current name from Trenton State College.The institution is organized into seven schools, all of which offer bachelor's degree programs and several of which offer targeted master's degree programs. Emphasis is placed on liberal arts education via the college's general education requirements. Much of TCNJ is built in Georgian colonial revival architecture style on 289 tree-lined acres.


  • Offers bachelor's, and master's degrees
  • 6,850 students
  • 0.24 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at The College of New Jersey

Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Biology, Accounting, Journalism, Mathematics, Elementary Education, Education, Biomedical Engineering, and Civil Engineering.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

6,130 students out of 12,898 applicants were accepted into The College of New Jersey. They had an average SAT score of 1250.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at The College of New Jersey was $27,578, while for in-state students it was $16,149. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $39,521.

The average financial aid at The College of New Jersey is $6,376. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $21,202 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at The College of New Jersey

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

39% of undergraduate students at The College of New Jersey received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at The College of New Jersey

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The College of New Jersey was of $13,201 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200.

Diversity at The College of New Jersey

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017