New Jersey City University

2014 Quick Stats
2039 Kennedy Boulevard

Jersey City, NJ 07305

Phone: (201) 200-2000
2012-2013 Tuition
male /
Apr. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News rank Category Name
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Regional Universities (North)

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New Jersey City University is a public institution that was founded in 1927. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,587, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 57 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. New Jersey City University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $10,422 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $18,609 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The new Jersey City University mission is to provide a diverse population with an excellent university education. The university is committed to the improvement of the educational, intellectual, cultural, socio-economic, and physical environment of the surrounding urban region and beyond. The NJCU curriculum emphasizes the application of theory through laboratory experiments, performances, exhibitions, internships, education co-ops, and more.
The NJCU campus is a global meeting ground where diverse cultures, perspectives, and ideas converge each and every day.
The university recently introduced the new Campus Without Borders Program in which students receive a New Jersey passport, which is stamped every time they visit unique cultural places in the metropolitan area. The passport is used as a tool to enrich student experiences at NJCU.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1927
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $5,033,183


When applying to New Jersey City University, it's important to note the application deadline is April 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at New Jersey City University is $50. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 43.7 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 43.7%
Application deadline April 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at New Jersey City University is 15:1, and the school has 49.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at New Jersey City University include: Accounting; Business Administration and Management, General; Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other; Psychology, General; and Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 69.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 15:1
4-year graduation rate 6%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Accounting 8%
Business Administration and Management, General 8%
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other 8%
Psychology, General 7%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other 7%

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Student Life

New Jersey City University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,587, with a gender distribution of 39.9 percent male students and 60.1 percent female students. At this school, 4 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 96 percent of students live off campus. New Jersey City University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 8,493
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

New Jersey City University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. New Jersey City University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at New Jersey City University.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At New Jersey City University, 84.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,861.

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In-state tuition and fees $10,422 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $18,609 (2012-13)
Room and board $10,128 (2012-13)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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