Rank: 24

The College of New Jersey

Ewing, NJwww.tcnj.edu
Median SAT/ACT
1220/27
Enrollment
7,119
The College of New Jersey is a public school that easily could be confused with a private one, due to its small size, residential model, and liberal arts curriculum. That makes sense, too, since the college aims to keep talented New Jersey students in their home state, in a region that's dense with higher-ed options.The college's outcomes are top-notch, especially...
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costs
Est. Full Price 2017-2018
$34,600
% of students who get any grants
40%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$21,800
Average price for low-income students
$10,200
Financial Aid from the College
% of students with need who get grants
39%
% of need met
43%
% of students who get merit* grants
8%
Average merit grant
$5,200
student success
Graduation rate
85%
Average time to a degree
4.2 years
Average student debt
$21,500
Average salary within 5 years
$52,100
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
50%
admissions
Acceptance rate
49%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1220/27
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
key deadlines
Early decision application
1-Nov
Regular application
1-Feb

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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Hands down the best choice. Small classes are more intimate and you feel like more than just a student. The professors actually know you by name and care about your success. Mentality is key-- if you are party and/or Greek life oriented, you may be adversely affected in the class...
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The College of New Jersey is a great public college that is both academically challenging (speaking from a science major's viewpoint) and fun. I was quickly able to find a friend group that I enjoy spending time with due to the friendly environment all freshman are placed in. TCNJ has...
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I could not be happier to be here. The academics are rigorous, but not too hard. Getting As and Bs are reasonable. I was not expecting the party scene to be as fun as it is. I am not in Greek life yet because you can't rush until second semester...
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* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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