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 48% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,130 out of 12,898 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 19 percent. Only 25% 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 SAT83%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||640|
|SAT Math 25th||600|
|SAT Composite 25th||1240|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||690|
|SAT Math 75th||700|
|SAT Composite 75th||1390|
|Average SAT Score||1320|
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 19 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1240 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 1160. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1320 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in New Jersey for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 83 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|
|1390 and Above||Good||>61%|
|1315 to 1390||Avg +||48%-61%|
|1240 to 1315||Avg -||35%-48%|
|1165 to 1240||Reach||24%-35%|
|Less than 1165||Low||<24%|
TCNJ ACT Scores
ACT RangeNot Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT-
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||N/A|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||N/A|
|ACT Math 75th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 75th||N/A|
|Average ACT Score||N/A|
The College of New Jersey has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.
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)||24%||27%||25%|
Applications were DueJan 15, 2019
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2019.
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.