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TCNJ Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into TCNJ? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 5,495 out of 11,290 applicants or 49% were admitted making TCNJ a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 6,299 4,991 11,290
Accepted 3,171 2,324 5,495
Acceptance Rate 50% 47% 49%
Enrolled 861 592 1,453
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 25% 26%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to The College of New Jersey and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that TCNJ regularly accepts students with ACTs of 26 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. 26 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The College of New Jersey.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1200 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 1110. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1290 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 84 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1200 1380
SAT Reading 610 690
SAT Math 590 700
ACT Composite 26 30
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math 25 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >62%
28 to 30 Avg + 49%-62%
26 to 28 Avg - 36%-49%
24 to 26 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 24 Low <25%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1380 and Above Good >62%
1290 to 1380 Avg + 49%-62%
1200 to 1290 Avg - 36%-49%
1110 to 1200 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 1110 Low <25%

Estimated GPA Requirements

The College of New Jersey has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to The College of New Jersey and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.



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