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About TCNJ


The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation.

Ranked as the #1 public master’s university in the northern region of the United States by U.S. News & World Report, The College of New Jersey has been named one of the “most competitive” colleges in the nation by Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges and is regarded for offering an exceptional education at a reasonable cost. The approximately 7,000 full-time undergraduate students enjoy an average class size of 21 students and a 13:1 student-faculty ratio. TCNJ provides an interactive and supportive learning experience, where students collaborate with faculty members on innovative research and engage in discussion and analysis of relevant issues.  A summary of TCNJ’s national rankings highlights the College’s position as one of America’s leading institutions for undergraduate studies.region map

A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for a wealth of degree programs offered through TCNJ’s seven schools—Arts & Communication; Business; Humanities and Social Sciences; Education; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering.

Known for its aesthetic beauty and ranked by the Princeton Review as one of the most beautiful in the country, TCNJ’s campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township, within one hour of New York City, Philadelphia, and a number of coastal resort communities.