Since its founding in 1855, The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) has welcomed a diverse student body, with its diverse degree programs and outstanding opportunities it offers its students.
TCNJ is currently ranked as one of the 75 “Most Competitive” schools in the U.S. by Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. Set on a beautiful 289-acre campus, an hour from New York and Philadelphia, TCNJ offers an all-American education with a fresh, forward-thinking outlook.
TCNJ has approximately 6,580 full-time undergraduate students, enrolled in the college’s bachelor’s degree programs in its seven schools: Arts & Communication; Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Education; Science; Nursing, Health, & Exercise Science; and Engineering. Around 95 percent of TCNJ’s freshmen live on campus, and international students are guaranteed housing for all four years. TCNJ’s leafy campus and outstanding facilities help students progress and flourish during their degree program.
A Warm Welcome
International students receive a warm welcome at TCNJ, and English learning opportunities are supported and encouraged. The Center for American Language & Culture provides communicative language teaching and recognizes the importance of sharing and interaction among students. Students can choose from a range of English language programs including an English for Academic Purposes Program (the Institute for ESL & American Studies), Language preparation camps for pre-university students, and ELL Partnered Pathway Programs with other universities.
A Home Away From Home
Excellent facilities and a supportive environment ensure that TCNJ provides students with a safe and secure home during their time at university. TCNJ has a state-of-the-art library, an award-winning student center and dining facilities, as well as more than 20 academic computer laboratories to help students complete their studies. The College offers a combination of tradition and modernity, meaning that TCNJ is a first-class choice of study destination for international students looking to gain English skills and experience a university education in the U.S.
A 12:1 student to faculty ratio and a unique teaching style allow international students to rapidly develop their English language skills, not to mention the full immersion that interaction with other students offers. The average TOEFL score increased 27 points after two terms of English study. The ESL programs allow students to earn up to 12 credits applicable toward a TCNJ degree and over 70% of ESL alums have 3.0 or higher GPAs shortly after completing language training. Faculty and staff work closely with each student to reach individual goals.
At TCNJ, students can enjoy a variety of activities outside of class, including performing ensembles, professional and honor societies, student publications, and involvement with one or more of the College’s 200 student organizations like Global Minds: An International and Domestic Student Organization.
As for sports, TCNJ has amassed 39 trophies in seven different sports.