New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ, USA

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New Jersey City University
3.34 Average Rating

Priya from Jersey City, NJ

a current student here
12 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I learned that you can get individual attention while you are in class. Plus, as much as it sucks that there's an attendance policy, it's seriously helpful. NJCU is a nice school with a great faculty. The Media Arts Program is wonderful (which was my major). They allow for a lot of creativity but still graded accordingly. The best thing about Media Arts was working with people. New Jersey City University is a good school. A lot of the students here have busy schedules and work full or part time. NJCU understands this and offers lots of night classes for people with work obligations. The students here are approachable and pretty much friendly, but most of the students here come to learn, and get a degree, not just sit around. Classes are fairly difficult and there are some amazing professors as well. The greatest thing about the professors at this school is that most of them really care about you and your success and most will bend over backward to help you if you ask.
Am enjoying being here
I enjoyed being here at NJCU, because I moved toward my goals of being the best at what I am. I also enjoyed the diverse population a comprehensive range of liberal arts and professional programs, strengthened by an emphasis on applied learning. I enjoyed how professor help there students right away when they need help.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure that you guys are well organized, on time to class, and prepared for the next chapter.
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Diego from Union City, NJ

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Do not take this school lightly, there is a reason they call it the Harvard on the boulevard. The classes are tough and many of the professors will treat you as though you were an ivy league student because they believe you deserve the same kind of education people are getting at Brown.
Academic Rigor
Course loads are very heavy, but manageable if you are dedicated and want to learn and get something out of the class. Since I am a journalism major the writing and the reading have been very plentiful, but if you are up to the challenge you will come out a much better and polished reader and writer.
Dorm Life
I do not dorm, I commute but from what I have heard it is decent, but there is a reason why people don't flock to dorm at this school; it is not a party school. With no huge campus there is no room for giant fraternity parties or events of the sort. NJCU is mostly a commuter school.
Food and Dining
There are plenty of options on food at NJCU, around the entire campus there are plenty of food trucks that sell quality breakfast and lunch for fair prices, and while the school student center does sell decent food, it is a bit overpriced.
What to do for fun
Your best bet for fun is to get social and to join as many organizations, clubs, or fraternities as possible, the area around campus is not really party or fun friendly so it will be up to the connections you make how much fun you get out of your experience at NJCU.
Bang for the buck
For how cheap a school this is compared to most schools around the area, NJCU is the definition of getting the bang for your buck. A good, serious, and focused education with a great staff of professors. You can graduate in four years or less if you are dedicated and hard-working, this is no cruising school.
Great for these types of students
This school is great for anyone who is focused on their education rather than getting a fun college experience. This school is for those who want to get in and out of school, except that when they get out they are a much better and complete person than when they came in.
Campus Safety
Jersey City is known for being a slightly unsafe area, but in my entire time at NJCU I have never witnessed anything bad or been part of anything that would harm me, the security staff does a great job of protecting the students.
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Imani from Jesery City, NJ

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Do not allow your college social life to distract you from maintaining your academics.
Dorm Life
I do not dorm, but from what I have seen, the dorms are a very comfortable place to live.
What to do for fun
Make friends. Meet with them in the student union or Gothic lounge. There is always tons to do. Attend all of the sports games and events such as movie or game night, held by the fraternities and sororities. Most importantly, be sure to spend time in the Library.
Bang for the buck
I believe NJCU is a school that makes the students' tuition and fees worth while. There is also a very convenient Bank of America ATM machine located right on the campus.
Great for these types of students
Students who love to have fun as well as inrich themselves with further education.
Greek Life
The Kapas are really cute.
Campus Safety
The campus is very safe. There is always security patrolling the premises, making you feel at ease.
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Masooma from Jersey City, NJ

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
very good experience
Tips for prospective students
fantastic
Academic Rigor
not much
Dorm Life
very comfortable
Food and Dining
easily available cheap
What to do for fun
lot of workshops
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
most of the time
Great for these types of students
international and hardworking
Clubs and Activities
usually take place in the campus
Greek Life
very good and interesting
Campus Safety
perfect most admirable
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barbara from elizabeth, nj

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
stay on top of your work
education is the key to succus
always keep up with grades and meetings with professor, advisors, and peers
Academic Rigor
njcu requests that all students maintain a 2.5 or higher gpa. in some cases based on your major, you have to have it above 2.5. teacher work hand to hand with students as well as tutors. just like every other school we do have consequences for those who refuse to follow the rules.
Dorm Life
dorm life is great!
Food and Dining
food is nasty.
What to do for fun
hang out with friends, find activities to do on campus,
Clubs and Activities
i am in a club at campus called, haitian student association. all clubs work together and create fun events.
Greek Life
i love the greeks on campus. they are always active and willing to put on a great show. they are also encouraging, helpful, and warm hearted.
Campus Safety
always keep us safe!
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Rose from Jersey City, NJ

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Meet with your professors in beginning, middle, and towards the end of the semester to avoid any confusion or grade issues.
Academic Rigor
I love it.
Dorm Life
A few of my fellow classmates dorm and they love it; safe and qiet.
Food and Dining
I love thier salad bar and cheese burgers.
What to do for fun
Join a club or chill in the entertainment room next to the cafeteria.
Bang for the buck
I enjoy their daycare service while I am in class my child is on campus learning too!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Waterfront and huge library.
Great for these types of students
For all students.
Clubs and Activities
All kinds of clubs ranging from sports to education.
Greek Life
This school is for everyone.
Campus Safety
Safety two thumbs up!
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from Newark, NJ

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
This school is extremely diverse. Help is always available when it comes to anything. This college is no ordinary college.
Tips for prospective students
Do what you have to do when you have to do it. Do not rush anything. Also, enjoy it all.
Academic Rigor
Academic wise this school is great as well.
Dorm Life
From what I've seen dorm life seems great. I did not dorm yet, but i plan to in my second year which will be in the upcoming fall
Food and Dining
Excellent Excellent ! I love the different variety's this college has to offer. They have just about everything.
What to do for fun
You could join many activities that take place on campus. You could go to the water front. You could go to New York City and many other places too. This campus is in the middle of a lot of fun places.
Bang for the buck
At first I did not know where I wanted to go to school. I am really glad i choose this school. It has a good tuition the food is great, everyone care about everyone,, and you can't go wrong with this choice.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Love being in everyone dorms. They are so cute. I love being in GSUB too that's where some of the food is.
Clubs and Activities
They have clubs for eveyone, Math Club, Science Club, Black National Honor Society Club, a club for people who are dealing with their sexuality(LBQT), and more.
Greek Life
All the Greeks are Latina's but all the groups are diverse. Everyone plays a part and I think it is so cool
Campus Safety
24 hour security all over
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Paule Marilyne from East Orange, NJ

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Great students100%
What to do for fun
NJCU have a lot for fun and can't wait to be a part of it.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
I love the location.
Great for these types of students
I will give the students in that school 100%
Clubs and Activities
I attend to be in the soccer, volleyball, or track team because they are really important to me and NJCU is a great place to join a team
Greek Life
I hear that the Greek life is really fun and responsible. I can wait to be on it.
Campus Safety
NJCU is really safe. And I give them 100%
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Randy from North Bergen, NJ

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Get involved, this university provides so many opportunities, it really is a waste when you don't participate. Be Proactive.
Dorm Life
From what I've heard from friends and other students its a blast, and gives you the real college experience.
Food and Dining
Excellent variety of food, as well as healthy.
What to do for fun
The school has events for all students to participate as well as fraternities and sororities and various clubs.
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The girl with the panty hose

a current student here
0 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Even if you're not sure about what you want to study, just contact an advisers via e-mail and they usually get back to you quickly. You will get the help you need if you just ask for it. They make your life as easy as possible just go for it. Plus it's one of the cheapest schools to attend with really creative professors.
Academic Rigor
The academics are pretty demanding. The professors have said that they feel that everyone who attends this school should receive a good education and they make sure of it, but if you are having a hard time keeping up with academics they always find a way to help you work around you problems.
Dorm Life
Dorm life is fun, but you must be responsible. The dorms are clean and lots of nice and good students dorm there.
Food and Dining
The food is great! New Jersey City University has lots of great food inside their cafeteria but also, surrounding the campus are many great places to eat.
What to do for fun
New Jersey City University's music department constantly produces musicals, symphony concerts, voice recitals, as well as plays and other kinds of events coordinated by other departments. There's always something to do and/or participate it.
Bang for the buck
New Jersey City University has a fantastic Education program and they have a visual arts building, along with free access to their fitness gym.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The students' online accounts are called Gothic accounts
Great for these types of students
Motivated students, students who need help, or students who want a good education
Clubs and Activities
Honor society, school newspaper faculty, swimming, and lots more
Greek Life
huh?
Campus Safety
The campus is somewhat safe but it is not recommended to walk around the area outside of campus at night.
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