The College of New Jersey

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The College of New Jersey is a public university known as the first normal school in the state of New Jersey and the fifth in the United States. A highly selective institution consistently recognized as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation, TCNJ maintains the seventh-highest four-year graduation rate among all public colleges and universities. TCNJ aims to combine the best practices of private institutions with a public mission, resulting in an innovative and unique model for undergraduate education, with enrolls over 7,300 students including 6,790 undergraduates and 610 graduate students.

  • TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 Most Competitive schools in the nation by Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges.
  • It is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. 
  • It was named the #10 value in public higher education by the Princeton Review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter.
  • The university has seven different schools, with most students enrolling in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the School of Sciences and the.
  • The School of Education was the first teacher-education program in New Jersey and the ninth in the country.
  • Through its partnership with Raise.Me, TCNJ allows in-state and out-of-state students to earn scholarships before and during the application process based entirely on their high school achievements.