TCNJ Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into The College of New Jersey
|Admission Standards||Very High|
How hard is it to get into TCNJ and can I get accepted? The school has a 50% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,785 out of 13,625 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. The College of New Jersey typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.
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TCNJ SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT87%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||580|
|SAT Composite 25th||1160|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||670|
|SAT Math 75th||680|
|SAT Composite 75th||1350|
|Average SAT Score||1260|
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 31 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1160 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 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in New Jersey for highest average SAT composite score. 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1350 and Above||Good||>63%|
|1255 to 1350||Avg +||50%-63%|
|1160 to 1255||Avg -||37%-50%|
|1065 to 1160||Reach||26%-37%|
|Less than 1065||Low||<26%|
TCNJ ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT25%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||25|
|ACT Math 25th||25|
|ACT Composite 25th||25|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||30|
|ACT Math 75th||30|
|ACT Composite 75th||30|
|Average ACT Score||27|
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. The school ranks #5 in New Jersey for highest average ACT composite score. 25 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The College of New Jersey.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|30 and Above||Good||>65%|
|27 to 30||Avg +||50%-65%|
|25 to 27||Avg -||40%-50%|
|23 to 25||Reach||30%-40%|
|Less than 23||Low||<30%|
Avg. High School GPA3.29*
Typical High School GradesB
You will need above average high school grades to get into The College of New Jersey. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at The College of New Jersey was 3.29 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #11 in New Jersey for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to TCNJ will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
56% of The College of New Jersey freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||56%|
|Top 25% of class||89%|
|Top 50% of class||99%|
|Bottom 50% of class||1%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||23%||23%||23%|
Applications were DueJan 15, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to The College of New Jersey and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
87% of students submit their SAT scores to TCNJ. 25% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
50% of those who apply are granted admission to TCNJ. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1160 and 1350. 87% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.