The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)

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The College of New Jersey can be found in Ewing, NJ, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around eight thousand students enrolled each year at The College of New Jersey.

The majority of students that got into TCNJ earned an SAT score between 1160 - 1360, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 25 - 30. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the TCNJ average GPA ranges from 3.42 to 3.64 for accepted students. 49% of all those students that apply are granted admission to The College of New Jersey, from which 24 percent choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall TCNJ Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for The College of New Jersey was reported as 49.3% in Fall 2020 with over 13,800 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • TCNJ ACT Scores: 25 - 30
  • TCNJ Average GPA: 3.42 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into The College of New Jersey?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to The College of New Jersey is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for TCNJ has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 48.9%
  • 2017-2018: 47.5%
  • 2018-2019: 49.8%
  • 2019-2020: 49.3%
  • Projected TCNJ Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 45.6%

How Does TCNJ Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for The College of New Jersey is fifteen percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Rider University71.5%
Princeton University5.8%
Cairn University82.8%
Holy Family University73.1%
Delaware Valley College92.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to TCNJ (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading580 - 670
Math580 - 690
Total Score1160 - 1360
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score25 - 30
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