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College of New Jersey

College of New Jersey

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 “Most Competitive” schools in the nation by Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the Princeton Review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter—an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally.

Academic Programs

A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for a wealth of degree programs offered through TCNJ’s seven schools—Arts & Communication; Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Education; Science; Nursing, Health, & Exercise Science; and Engineering. The College is enriched by an honors program and extensive opportunities to study abroad, and its award-winning First-Year Experience and freshman orientation programs have helped make its retention and graduation rates among the highest in the country.


Known for its natural beauty, the College’s campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township (map). The College has 39 major buildings, including a state-of-the-art library; 14 residence halls that accommodate 3,600 students; an award-winning student center; more than 20 academic computer laboratories; a full range of laboratories for nursing, microscopy, science, and technology; a music building with a 300-seat concert hall; and a collegiate recreation and athletic facilities complex. TCNJ has a full-time undergraduate enrollment of approximately 6,400 students (95 percent from New Jersey).

Student Life

The College of New Jersey encourages students to expand their talents and skills through more than 150 organizations that are open to students. These groups range from performing ensembles and professional and honor societies to student publications, Greek organizations, as well as intramural and club sports. The College also offers numerous leadership opportunities through the Student Finance Board, Student Government Association, and Residence Hall Government to name a few.


High achievement and scholarship in the classroom have been mirrored by the success of The College of New Jersey’s varsity student-athletes. Since the 1978–79 Lion wrestling team captured the College’s first National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) team championship, TCNJ has established itself as one of the nation’s most successful Division III (non-athletic scholarship) programs. Since 1979, The College of New Jersey has amassed a total of 39 Division III crowns in seven different sports. In addition, the Lions have posted 32 runner-up awards, giving the College an aggregate of 71 first- and second-place finishes. That figure is tops among the nation’s 400-plus Division III colleges and universities during the past 30 years. The Lions have also produced 58 Division III CoSIDA First Team Academic All-Americans.

As impressive as the overall athletic record is, TCNJ’s accomplishment as a leader in women’s sports is even greater. Since NCAA Championships were initiated for women in 1981, only TCNJ has won 32 Division III team championships. The total does not include the Lions’ lacrosse championship in 1981 or the softball championships in 1980 and 1981, which were sponsored by the AIAW (Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women) prior to women’s sports inclusion in the NCAA. In the fall of 1999, TCNJ’s women’s athletic program was voted as the top Division III institution for female student-athletes by Sports Illustrated for Women.


Diversity Profile: College of New Jersey

The College values diversity and is actively engaged in enriching the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Central to the College’s mission is creating a climate that is inclusive and respectful to everyone on campus.

The College of New Jersey is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action and diversity. The College values diversity and is actively engaged in enriching the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Central to the College’s mission is creating a climate that is inclusive and respectful to everyone on campus. The College of New Jersey does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, sex/gender (including pregnancy), marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, familial status, religion, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States, or disability.

Administrative Services Building
Room 102
P.O. Box 7718
Ewing, NJ 08628
P) 609.771.3139
F) 609.637.5191

Kerri Thompson Tillett, Esq.
Associate Vice President/Chief Diversity Officer
The College of New Jersey
PO Box 7718
Ewing, NJ 08628-0718

Phone: 609-771-3139
Email: [email protected]

The President's Statement

"The College of New Jersey’s commitment to educational excellence that embraces the principles of diversity and inclusion is an integral part of our mission.  This commitment is amplified because New Jersey is one of the most diverse states in the nation.  As a first-rate public institution, we are committed to training our students to excel in diverse environments and to making our community and campus spaces inclusive and welcoming to people from all backgrounds.  We are continuing to build upon our commitment to diversity by improving the recruitment and retention of students, faculty and staff from underrepresented populations.People from all backgrounds enrich our academic programs and campus experience and enhance our ability to be innovative and relevant to the needs of our internal and external communities.  Diversity adds perspective and depth to our vision and thereby improves our results."

The Office of Institutional Diversity - provides institutional leadership in enhancing respectful, diverse and inclusive work and learning environments at The College of New Jersey Community. OID serves as a partner with all campus offices as each area makes its unique contribution to the overall inclusivity of the campus community. OID provides a range of services that foster the values of equity and diversity, as well as support compliance efforts in the areas of equal opportunity, affirmative action and harassment prevention.

Diversity Workshop - The College of New Jersey has as a central component of its mission a commitment to promote understanding across traditional ethnic and gender boundaries, and to foster an appreciation of diversity amongst its students and employees. As an outgrowth to this commitment, The College requires all new employees to attend a half-day diversity workshop within the first year of their employment. The workshop, which is facilitated by members of The College’s faculty and staff, engages participants in an examination of applicable policies, procedures, and ethics, and includes discussion of current issues impacting diversity on college campuses.

The Career Center Resources - Resources for student and alumni who are interested in applying for diversified employment opportunities.

An extensive list of Student Organizations can be found here.


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College of New Jersey Announcements

Hires and Promotions
  • Jeffrey M. Osborn

    Provost and vice president for academic affairs

    Date Announced: March 31, 2020
  • Kathryn J. Jervis

    Dean of the School of Business

    Date Announced: January 10, 2020
  • James Felton III

    Vice president for equity and inclusion

    Date Announced: December 13, 2019

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