Chances of getting into The College of New Jersey

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
47.5%
Admission Difficulty for The College of New Jersey
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1240-1390
Applicants Submitting SAT
83%
SAT Scores for The College of New Jersey
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 640
SAT Math 25th 600
SAT Composite 25th 1240
SAT Scores for The College of New Jersey
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 700
SAT Composite 75th 1390
Average SAT Score 1320

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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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The College of New Jersey admission chances by SAT score
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%
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TCNJ ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
-
ACT Scores for The College of New Jersey
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for The College of New Jersey
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

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

High School Class Rank

56% of The College of New Jersey freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted The College of New Jersey students
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%

Admission Statistics

The College of New Jersey admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,284 5,614 12,898
Accepted 3,687 2,443 6,130
Acceptance Rate 51% 44% 48%
Enrolled 891 650 1,542
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 27% 25%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were 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.