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The College of New Jersey Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 165 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

60% Women
40% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

New Jersey Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $82,699)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $83,527)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 55 46 - -
Baseball 37 - - -
Basketball 19 13 - -
Field Hockey - 27 - -
Football 93 - - -
Lacrosse - 25 - -
Soccer 34 25 - -
Softball - 18 - -
Swimming and Diving 38 32 - -
Tennis 13 10 - -
Wrestling 33 - - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.5%
Hispanic 8.0%
Non-resident alien 1.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 17.0%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 61.5%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 15
Liquor Law Violation 37
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 3
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Olivia from Atlantic Highlands, NJ
  • 4
  • During freshman year, TCNJ works hard to create a close-knit atmosphere. Your freshman hall floor becomes your second family and it's a ton of fun, especially during orientation (welcome week).…

  • Jan-03-2015 Read More
  • Zuleica from Newark, NJ
  • 5
  • truly best years of your life. thus is the way you get to make friends in the dorms. a great resource for anything that you need to learn in college.…

  • Feb-22-2012 Read More
  • Emma from Reisterstown, MD
  • 4
  • The dorms are great! The biggest downside is that freshman dorms don't have A/C which is not fun during hot months (bring a fan!!!!!). There is alot of stuff to…

  • Oct-04-2012 Read More
  • Christopher from NJ
  • 5
  • The dorms are great, once you get used to the few problems, such as the return to using Ethernet cords, and no air conditioning. Your floor in your dorm becomes…

  • Nov-01-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Priya from Burlington, NJ
  • Jan-31-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I've eaten at TCNJ's cafe twice now and I absolutely love the food. There is such a large variety of what to choose from and it is all very delicious. The set up of the cafe is just as lovely because there are booths along with tables.

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  • 3
  • Olivia from Atlantic Highlands, NJ
  • Jan-03-2015 I am a current student here

    TCNJ has one main dining hall that's open for all three meals. The food isn't terrible (sometime's it's great!) and there are a lot of options, but it does get boring rather quickly. Sometimes the dining hall has theme nights which are actually pretty fun. Between 11AM and 1:30PM students can visit 3 or 4 different locations and use their points to buy lunch. Points can be spent at any time, but during these special lunch hours each student gets a free $7.50, and points aren't subtracted from their account. Our library has a cafe that serves Starbucks coffee. Personally, I wish we had a few more dining options - sometimes lines in the dining hall can be very long!

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  • 3
  • Pete
  • Oct-30-2014 I am a current student here

    Not much I can say it would be better if they had more of a variety. It always seems to be the same stuff. Just makes you appreciate mom's cooking.

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  • 5
  • Adam from Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Jul-24-2014 I am a current student here

    There are many different places that one can dine in. There are cafeterias, food shops, and coffee shops where one can eat well and purchase food or drinks.

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  • 3
  • Yohan from Lithia, FL
  • May-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Eickhoff has great food and an excellent staff, but like any campus food it gets old pretty quick if you do not mix it up. There are not a ton of options for food on campus, so I recommend trying to get into the apartments during junior or senior year, where you have your own stove and cook daily!

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  • 5
  • Nova from Ewing, NJ
  • Mar-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Eick has a lot of options but after a while you get tired of the same thing. That's when you get creative! There's a sushi station, pizza, burgers, omelets, pasta, salad, deli and more all in that one dining hall. There are 4 major dining places on campus and there are 2 cafes.

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  • 4
  • Kelsey from Whiting, NJ
  • Jan-18-2014 I am a current student here

    TCNJ's dining hall, Eickhoff, is known as being one of the best dining halls in the country. The dining hall has a lot of variety and the food is cooked fresh daily. There are other places to eat on campus that include a late night dining restaurant, two cafes, and another small restaurant.

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  • 4
  • Melissa from Mount Laurel, NJ
  • Sep-10-2013 I am a current student here

    I have only been in the dining hall a few times, but they have a great variety and selection. The Lion's Den in the student center is also really good, thats where I get the meals I eat on campus. All of the food workers are very pleasant and nice.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Olivia from Atlantic Highlands, NJ
  • Jan-03-2015 I am a current student here

    A little less than half of TCNJ students are involved in Greek life. I am personally not involved, but I have friends that are. My Greek friends absolutely love it, and my non-Greek friends are equally okay with not being Greek. There are certainly benefits to going Greek, but at TCNJ I feel no pressure to join like there is at other schools. Greeks and non-Greeks are generally friends. As with any school, some frats and sororities come off as a bit superficial and cliquey. But for every one of those, there is a frat or sorority that really works hard to give back to the community and do positive things. Each has its own reputation. Greeks at TCNJ will tell you that it's a huge time commitment - don't join unless you can keep up with your school work while going out to party at least 3 nights per week, as well as attend meetings and philanthropy events. I sometimes feel like most of the nightlife happens through Greek life - you have to be Greek or at least know someone who is Greek in order to get into parties. However, I have no regrets not going Greek myself and can find plenty of fun.

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  • 0
  • Pete
  • Oct-30-2014 I am a current student here

    Being a small school Greek life is strong at TCNJ. You do not have to belong to be part of the parties.

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  • 0
  • Adam from Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Jul-24-2014 I am a current student here

    There are many different fraternities and sororities that can be joined. The fraternities have Rushes which allow new students to join.

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  • 0
  • Melissa from Mount Laurel, NJ
  • Sep-10-2013 I am a current student here

    The greek life seems very strong. There are so many different fraternities and sororities. They always have some sort of event or rush banners hanging in the student center, and during the busy lunch times, they kind of all have sections that they sit in. It seems like a large majority of students on campus are involved in greek life.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Jul-18-2013 I am a current student here

    not that important on campus but it is present. you will always know somebody in greek life but we do not have greek housing.

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  • 0
  • Christopher from Marlton, NJ
  • Nov-08-2012 I am a current student here

    Awesome, the greek life leads many strong, determined, motivated individuals into the real world upon graduation. Greek life allows for lifelong friendships and opens job opportunities of all types.

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  • 0
  • Christopher from NJ
  • Nov-01-2012 I am a current student here

    It is very active on campus however you do not need to participate in it in order to have a social life.

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