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Colleges / The College of New Jersey

The College of New Jersey

Ewing, NJ 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate64%

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 currently enrolls around 7,629 students per year, including 7,039 undergraduates.

2022 Acceptance Rate for The College of New Jersey

It is very difficult to get into TCNJ. The acceptance rate at TCNJ is 64%. In 2022, 10,302 students applied to TCNJ and 6,638 were admitted.

The College of New Jersey Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 64%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 97%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 46%

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The College of New Jersey is located in the town of Ewing, New Jersey, near Philadelphia.

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College Info

2000 Pennington Road PO Box 7718 Ewing, NJ 8628

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.

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Composite SAT Range

1160 - 1330


Math SAT Range

570 - 680


Reading SAT Range

570 - 670

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Student Life

Wondering what life at TCNJ is like? There are approximately 7,629 students enrolled at TCNJ, including 7,039 undergraduate students and 590 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 95% percent are from NJ and 5% percent of students are from other states.


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