The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is a highly-selective public institution committed to personalized education, undergraduate research, mentored internships, leadership development and experiential learning both locally and globally. Home to approximately 7000 undergraduates and nestled midway between New York City and Philadelphia, TCNJ boasts a 93% first-year retention rate (5-year average) and a 76% four-year graduation rate (8th best in the nation for a public institution).

Academic Programs

  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Speech Pathology
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


First-year applicants at TCNJ are those who 1) are completing high school at the time of their application, or 2) students who have earned their high school diploma or GED but have not formally enrolled at another college. Students earning college credit and/or graduating with an Associates Degree through their high school are still considered first-year students for admissions purposes.


Transfer applicants at TCNJ have earned their high school diploma or GED and have earned 12 or more college credits at a two-year and/or four-year institution after completing high school.

Additional Information

TCNJ is regularly named a "Best Value" by third-party organizations like Money Magazine. TCNJ offers scholarships to incoming first-year students based primarily on academics, though some awards take into account leadership and community service. Need-based aid is available by submitting the FAFSA form.  TCNJ also awards Lion’s Pride Need-Based Scholarships to merit scholarship recipients who demonstrate financial need. 

Visit us

TCNJ offers admissions presentations and campus tours most weekdays during the year.  For students who tour in an unofficial capacity, TCNJ has a Self-Guided Tour Brochure.

Lions Day Open Houses are held on five weekends during the year and are "choose your own adventure"-style events. While admissions presentations and tours are featured at Lions Day, TCNJ also showcases all academic departments, financial aid and other key campus services. Lions Days are the only on-campus events that includes tours of the residence halls.

TCNJ also offers virtual opportunities through our virtual tour and virtual admissions presentations.

TCNJ stands out for its incredible sense of community. Whether it's in the classroom or among the countless ways to get involved, this school has provided me with the skills I need to be successful in all aspects of life.

JP Egan, Political Science Major, TCNJ Class of 2024
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Admissions office

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School location

2000 Pennington Rd
Ewing, NJ 08628, United States of America

Phone number

(609) 771-2131