New Jersey City University: Narrative Description

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2039 Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07305-1597
Tel: (201)200-2000; 888-441-NJCU
Admissions: (201)200-3234
Fax: (201)200-2044
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1927. Setting: 46-acre urban campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 8,799. Faculty: 636 (241 full-time, 395 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 2,699 applied, 51% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 23% from top quarter, 36% from top half. Full-time: 3,916 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 2,102 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 33% Hispanic, 20% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 26% 25 or older, 4% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; computer/information sciences; protective services/public administration. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Hudson County Consortium. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 1 recommendation, SAT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 4/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $4860 full-time, $162 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9540 full-time, $318 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1690 full-time, $54.70 per credit part-time. College room and board: $6958. College room only: $4410.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 40 open to all; national fraternities, local fraternities, local sororities, frorority; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: International Student Association, Black Freedom Society, Latin Power Association. Major annual events: Unity Banquet, Spring and Fall Formals, Club and Greek Day. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. Option: coed housing available. Congressman Frank J. Guarini Library with 212,786 books, 465,875 microform titles, 1,260 serials, 2,234 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 1,400 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:

Jersey City, the second largest in the state with a population of 260,545, is just across the Hudson River (via the Holland Tunnel or PATH trains) from New York City. A manufacturing center, Jersey City is home to roughly 600 industrial plants. It is a major shipping port and the terminus for some of the nation's largest railroads and transcontinental motor freight lines. Transportation is convenient for all the entertainment, recreational, cultural, and historical offerings to be had in either New Jersey or throughout the tri-state area.

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