New Jersey City University in Jersey City

Jersey City, NJ

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New Jersey City University offers 168-degree programs and 3 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 77%. 35.8% are women, and 64.2% are men. 3% percents of international students. New Jersey City University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at New Jersey City University is 8001$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $15302 and $26366 per year. 32% of full-time New Jersey City University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $41,800, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The New Jersey City University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, New Jersey City University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$5,653
$30,001 - $48,000$8,190
$48,001 - $75,000$11,441
$75,001 - $110,000$15,629

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 7158

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


3918 of New Jersey City University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 63 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes New Jersey City University number 22 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New Jersey.

Students at New Jersey City University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in New Jersey City University.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


New Jersey City University graduation rate is below the national average.

32% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to New Jersey City University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

3 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

New Jersey City University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 5% only.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $0 - $10k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so New Jersey City University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 10%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The New Jersey City University full-time retention rate is 74% and part-time retention rate is 73%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking New Jersey City University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
760 - 970

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 370 - 470
Math: 390 - 500
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at New Jersey City University is 13:1, that means that for every 13 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In New Jersey City University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at New Jersey City University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in New Jersey.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 2039 Kennedy Blvd address in Jersey City, New Jersey.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of New Jersey City University with 0.08% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are forcible sex offense, robbery, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

New Jersey City University offers 168 programs in total: 99 are for Bachelor's degree, 60 - for Master's degree, 3 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 3 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 164 universities in New Jersey state. New Jersey City University is one of the few institutions in New Jersey that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 3 distance education programs that are provided in the New Jersey City University: 3 are for Master's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New Jersey state average data to help you compare.


New Jersey City University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 5404 students with 162108 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 1157 with 27757 credit hours.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for New Jersey City University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Njcu is great but what is not great is the services, advising and some others offices...i spend one hour calling and they didn't pick up the phone. Then, I when in person, I just walk in and guess what they were there but they didn't want to pick the phone...they just want easy job..i hope the administration take this comment in concern.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Giving this a 3/5 (and being nice with it) because the bursar's office workers are rude as heck. I called around 2:15 PM on July 23rd, 2018 and inquired about a situation regarding my account balance and that there was an error. The lady who answered didn't know what she was doing and eventually hung up (had the end call tone on my end, so I know SHE did it.) When calling back a few times and finally getting an answer she made it seem like my phone got disconnected as an excuse while having to attend my situation still. They better get these workers in line. I care about getting my degree and will be a pain when needed, or I can go elsewhere for it. These people are paid what we give them in order to have their jobs while we obtain the degrees. If they read this, shame on you.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

This school was one of my top choices when I was in high school. And 2017, two other school representatives are counselors came to my school to have interviews with the students. And one of the counselors looked at my paper my transcripts, She told me that I qualified for $10,000 scholarship. And then she looked on my transcript and said “ oh no never mind “ My heart was broken when she said those words it was unprofessional and wasn’t ethical at all. Livid as I was I kept it professional and didn’t say anything but you can see from my facial expression how angry and disappointed I was . This was my dream school to go to and all that was taken away from me because of someone’s mistake. As soon as I walked out the interview that the woman had the nerve to ask me why I was so upset . Even though they said I got into the school didn’t make up for the fact that I wasn’t receiving the $10,000 scholarship she told me at qualified for . I worked really hard during my high school years I was in top of my classes and have nothing to show for it . And as of right now I will never come to the school it is horrible nobody should ever do that to somebody ever !!!!!!!!!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

So far I am pleased with the school. Dr. Joyce Wright has been very helpful. She also was kind enough to extend the RN-BSN program to students who passed the 120 semester. This is a fantastic idea which I hope many students take advantage of.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

They treat you like a person. Like an adult. Not some snot nose kid who is going to college because mommy told them to. Fairly mature student body and everybody is there for the same reason- get your degree and get out. Would recommend.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 2039 Kennedy Blvd


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +2012002000

Institution is active in current year: 1

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