Located on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township, New Jersey, in close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia, The College of New Jersey offers academically talented students a demanding living-learning undergraduate education and a rewarding residential experience, small classes, and a prestigious faculty. TCNJ also offers a wide array of rigorous graduate programs.
Founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, TCNJ maintains the fifth highest four-year graduation rate among all public colleges and universities. In August 2017, Money ranked TCNJ 24 in the nation and 14 among all public colleges and universities in its listing of “711 Best Colleges for Your Money.” In 2016, the magazine named TCNJ one of the top 15 public colleges “most likely to pay off financially.” U.S. News & World Report consistently rates it the top public institution among regional universities in the northeast.
A strong liberal learning core forms the foundation for a wealth of degree programs offered through TCNJ’s seven schools: The Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Science. An additional host of nearly 20 centers and institutes fosters interdisciplinary work, engagement with the local community, and global outreach. The curriculum is enriched by an award-winning First-Year Experience, first-year orientation programs, and extensive opportunities for study abroad.
TCNJ enrolls approximately 7,400 students including 6,790 undergraduates and 610 graduate students.