ic S/general/checkmark circled Thanks for subscribing! Be on the lookout for our next newsletter.
ic S/general/checkmark circled
Saved to My Favorites. View My Favorites
Colleges / The College of New Jersey

The College of New Jersey

Ewing, NJ 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate62%
Acceptance Rate62%

About TCNJ

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is a highly selective institution that is consistently recognized as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. Founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, TCNJ maintains the seventh highest four-year graduation rate among all public colleges and universities. It is ranked by Money as one of the top 15 public colleges “most likely to pay off financially,” and U.S. News & World Report rates it the No. 1 public institution among regional universities in the northeast.

The College of New Jersey is a public, state college in the suburb of Ewing, New Jersey. TCNJ was founded in 1855. The college enrolls around 7,637 students per year, including 6,959 undergraduate students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for The College of New Jersey

It is very difficult to get into TCNJ. The acceptance rate at TCNJ is 62%. Out of 10,392 applications received in 2022, 6,444 students were offered admission.

The College of New Jersey Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 62%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 79%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 42%

To learn more about The College of New Jersey, choose from the options below:


Student Life


Tuition & Aid

The College of New Jersey Community Forums

Save TCNJ To Your College List

Click the heart icon in the top left to save TCNJ to the list of schools you're interested in applying to.

Looking For Colleges in New Jersey?

See a full list of colleges in New Jersey and save your favorites to your college list.

TCNJ Campus Tours

The College of New Jersey is locatedin the town of Ewing, New Jersey, in the suburbs of Philadelphia.

If you would like to see TCNJ for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Ewing, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Philadelphia International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what The College of New Jersey and Ewing are like without leaving home.

College Info

2000 Pennington Road PO Box 7718 Ewing, NJ 08628

Campus Setting: Suburban

TCNJ Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to TCNJ is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to TCNJ is Feb 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

The College of New Jersey is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

Learn More



Composite SAT Range

1160 - 1340


Math SAT Range

590 - 680


Reading SAT Range

580 - 670

TCNJ Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


In State


Cost Breakdown
In State
State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at TCNJ is like? There are approximately 7,637 students enrolled at TCNJ, including 6,959 undergraduate students and 678 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 95% percent are from NJ and 5% percent of students are from other states.


Full Time


Part Time


In State



Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment


Campus Setting


Acceptance Rate


Tuition and Fees

In State




Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 1
Do You Work at a University?

Claim your page to customize your profile and connect with students!

Claim Free Account
Scholarship Tips

Want to find money for school that doesn’t need to be paid back? Access insights and advice on how to search and apply for scholarships!

Find Scholarships
Need Advice or Have a Question About TCNJ?

Connect with the world's largest college forum for candid, authentic discussion.

Join the Conversation