New Jersey City University

Jersey City, NJ, USA
3.34 Average Rating

Originally founded as a teacher training institution, New Jersey City University is a 4-year public liberal arts university in northeast New Jersey. NJCU is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Professional Studies, and Education conferring bachelor’s degrees in 52 academic programs. Outside of the classroom, NJCU fields 20 varsity teams known as the Gothic Knights. For a break from the rigors of academia, New York City is a short train ride away.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
85%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision May 15, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2018

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
98%
Out-Of-State Students
1%
92%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 865
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
8,504
Total Number of Undergrads
6,663
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
45%
20-39 Students
53%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
7%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
32%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$8,887
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$11,850
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$21,052
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,805
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
84%
Average Aid Per Year
$10,424
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
84%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,042
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,255

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
40%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,926
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$13,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$179
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
41%
59%
Student Organizations
27
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
9%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Gothic Knights
School Colors
Green/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Philadelphia
Miami
Atlanta
Washington
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$44,900
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What Students Are Saying

3.34 Average Rating
Based on my experience at NJCU I can say that it is one of the best, and most affordable schools in New Jersey. In my four years I have learned things beyond my initial expectations, and have truly grown thanks to all my professors. It is a serious school for those who are dedicated to their craft and want to succeed.
Diego from Union City, NJ
New Jersey City University is an excellent school. The campus is beautifully structured and the student body is very diverse. Attending NJCU is a learning, as well as growing experience that I am grateful to be a part of.
Imani from Jesery City, NJ
very good experience
Masooma from Jersey City, NJ
this school provides great programs for my education major. i have outstanding support from my advisors, departments, and peers. it is a great school to make connections.
barbara from elizabeth, nj
I like all my professors and course loud is average but doable. Getting to class is a breeze as all public transportations are accessible. The atmosphere is warm and friendly. I call this my second home.
Rose from Jersey City, NJ
This school is extremely diverse. Help is always available when it comes to anything. This college is no ordinary college.
from Newark, NJ
New jersey city university is a place to be.
NJCU make me realize that I could be anyone I want.
NJCU have an amazing campus.
Paule Marilyne from East Orange, NJ
So far during my first two semesters everything has been an awesome experience. The teachers are great, the staff are helpful, and the students are respectful and courteous. I see myself graduating here in a few years and I can honestly say that I look forward to the time I spend and will spend at this university.
Randy from North Bergen, NJ
I am currently an Early Childhood Education, English Literature major and Piano Performance minor. New Jersey City University is in my heart because the professors really care about their students, and go out of their way to help and push the students to do better. I'm so proud and honor to attend NJCU and pursue my dreams.
The girl with the panty hose

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