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 seven thousand students enrolled each year at The College of New Jersey.

Most of the students accepted into TCNJ have scored between 1690 - 2010 on the SAT. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the TCNJ average GPA ranges from 3.42 to 3.71 for accepted students. 43% of all those students that apply are granted admission to The College of New Jersey, from which 29 percent choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall TCNJ Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for The College of New Jersey was reported as 43.1% in Fall 2013 with over 11,100 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 SAT Scores: 1690 - 2010
  • TCNJ Average GPA: 3.42 - 3.71

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

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to TCNJ 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for TCNJ has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 46.0%
  • 2010-2011: 47.3%
  • 2011-2012: 46.4%
  • 2012-2013: 46.1%
  • 2013-2014: 43.1%
  • Projected TCNJ Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 45.2%

How Does TCNJ Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for The College of New Jersey is twenty-nine percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Rider University69.4%
Princeton University7.4%
Cairn University71.1%
Holy Family University75.9%
Delaware Valley College68.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

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

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to TCNJ (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading550 - 660
Math580 - 680
Writing560 - 670
Total Score1690 - 2010
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