The College of New Jersey: Narrative Description

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PO Box 7718
Ewing, NJ 08628
Tel: (609)771-1855; 800-624-0967; Admissions: (609)771-2131; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1855. Setting: 255-acre suburban campus with easy access to Philadelphia. Endowment: $4.8 million. Research spending 2002-03: $3.7 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $7612 per student. Total enrollment: 6,912. Faculty: 664 (326 full-time, 338 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 6,373 applied, 48% were admitted. 66% from top 10% of their high school class, 91% from top quarter, 99% from top half. 17 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 5,614 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 324 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 14 states and territories, 10 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 6% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 7% 25 or older, 60% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 95% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; English. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the National Student Exchange, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium (Sandy Hook and Sea Isle City). Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT I or ACT. Required for some: interview, art portfolio or music audition. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 11/15 for early decision. Notification: continuous until 4/1, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $6131 full-time, $288 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,706 full-time, $450 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2075 full-time, $71 per credit part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $7744. College room only: $5565. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 185 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 20% of eligible men and 20% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, College Union Board, The Signal, intramurals. Major annual events: Family Fest Performing Arts Series, Homecoming, Student Center Late Nighter. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. College housing designed to accommodate 3,561 students; 3,587 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2001-02. Option: coed housing available. Roscoe L. West Library with 550,000 books, 319,000 microform titles, 7,900 serials, 4,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $3.8 million. 800 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See Rider University.

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