The College of New Jersey

Ewing, New Jersey
4-year Public university


College of New Jersey is a public institution established in 1855 with suburban setting located at Ewing, NJ. It is ranked 4 in Regional Universities North in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its in-state tuition and fees are $16,551 (2018); out-of-state tuition and fees are $28,226 (2018). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,955. It practices semester-based academic calendar

#4 in Regional Universities North
Location Ewing, New Jersey
Type 4-year Public
Year Founded 1855
Selectivity Moderate
Size Medium
6,955 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
For out-of-state students
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $16,551
Outstate Tuition Fee $28,226
Room and Board Fees $13,617
$56,200 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


49% (Moderate Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$75 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.65 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp

For International Students

90 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Decision Deadline
Early Decision II Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$11,002 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$13,272 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $46,707
93% Students with need received Financial Aid
40% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application October 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Chairman of the Board – Board of Trustee Scholarship
Total Worth $4,500 to $10,000 per year
Eligibility All incoming freshmen, preference given to students from one of New Jersey’s Abbott School Districts, students who are traditionally underrepresented, or to students who have shown interest in an area of study that the College believes will contribute to its overall mission.
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance 3.0 GPA
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Music Department Scholarship
Total Worth --
Details Students accepted into a Music major will automatically be considered for Music scholarships. Decisions are made by the departments and are contingent upon students continuing in those areas during their four years of study. Inquiries about the Music scholarships can be directed to the Music Department at 609-771-2551.
Bonner Community Scholarship
Total Worth --
Details The Bonner Community Scholars are a diverse group of students who share a common desire and commitment—to work as part of a team (of students, staff and community members) that strives to improve the quality of life in the Trenton area. This four-year student and community development program provides students with opportunities to enhance their own skills while promoting positive change and social justice. In return, Bonner students receive an annual scholarship which can cover from 50 to 100 percent of the cost of in-state tuition (financial need may be considered). Participation in the program includes community service (300 hours per year), as well as co-curricular and curricular opportunities that develop students’ skills as citizens and community leaders. These scholarships are only available to citizens or permanent residents of the United States.


6,955 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Medium
94% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
87% Students graduate within 6 years