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TCNJ Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

48.9%
Admission Difficulty for The College of New Jersey
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into TCNJ? The school has a 49% acceptance rate. Last year, 5,778 out of 11,825 applicants were admitted making TCNJ a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 26 percent. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1170-1360
Applicants Submitting SAT
87%
SAT Scores for The College of New Jersey
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1170
SAT Scores for The College of New Jersey
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1360
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to The College of New Jersey?

The College of New Jersey typically requires applicants to be in the top 29 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1170 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1075. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1265 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The College of New Jersey admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1360 and Above Good >62%
1265 to 1360 Avg + 49%-62%
1170 to 1265 Avg - 36%-49%
1075 to 1170 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 1075 Low <25%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
28%
ACT Scores for The College of New Jersey
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for The College of New Jersey
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 30
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into TCNJ?

Admission data indicates that TCNJ regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. 28 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The College of New Jersey.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

The College of New Jersey admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >64%
27 to 30 Avg + 49%-64%
25 to 27 Avg - 39%-49%
23 to 25 Reach 29%-39%
Less than 23 Low <29%

Estimated GPA Requirements

The College of New Jersey has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Admission Statistics

The College of New Jersey admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,179 6,646 11,825
Accepted 2,400 3,378 5,778
Acceptance Rate 46% 51% 49%
Enrolled 820 637 1,457
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 19% 25%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
29

Applicants have 29 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to The College of New Jersey and what considerations affect admission decisions?

The College of New Jersey Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at The College of New Jersey
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=187134 IPEDS survey data for The College of New Jersey.