The acceptance rate at TCNJ is 51%. It ranks #2 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. TCNJ is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 6,765 out of 13,199 applicants were admitted.
The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 30 percent (SAT 1140/1320 ACT 24/30). The College of New Jersey typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.29. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The TCNJ application fee is $75 and applications are due by Jan 15.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to The College of New Jersey. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 87% of students submitted SAT scores and 25% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||570|
|SAT Math 25th||570|
|SAT Composite 25th||1140|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||650|
|SAT Math 75th||670|
|SAT Composite 75th||1320|
|Average SAT Score||1230
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to The College of New Jersey?
The College of New Jersey typically prefers applicants to be in the top 34 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 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 1050. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. TCNJ ranks #7 in New Jersey and #198 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
Find other colleges with similar SAT score requirementsData Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||23|
|ACT Composite 25th||24|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||N/A|
|ACT Math 75th||29|
|ACT Composite 75th||30|
|Average ACT Score||27
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into TCNJ?
Admission data indicates that TCNJ regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #7 in New Jersey and #188 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 25 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The College of New Jersey.
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What GPA do you need to get into The College of New Jersey?
Applicants require above average high school grades to get into TCNJ. 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 #17 in New Jersey for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as TCNJ accepts 51% of students who apply.
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*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.29 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.
66% of The College of New Jersey freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||32%|
|Top 25% of class||66%|
|Top 50% of class||94%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||21%||22%||21%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to The College of New Jersey is $75.
What are the requirements for admission to The College of New Jersey and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|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.
87% of students submit their SAT scores to TCNJ. 25% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
51% 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 1140 and 1320. 87% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 30. 25% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.