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New Jersey City University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on New Jersey City University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors NJCU offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is New Jersey City University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

New Jersey City University was awarded 21 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Overall Quality

NJCU is ranked #1,139 out of 1,727 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2020 Best Colleges list.

NJCU also holds the #27 spot on the Best Colleges in New Jersey ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into NJCU?

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 92%, some consider NJCU to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

Average Test Scores

About 90% of students accepted to NJCU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 430 and 540. Math scores were between 440 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for New Jersey City University  ( 430 to 540 )

SAT Math Scores for New Jersey City University  ( 440 to 540 )
NJCU received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

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New Jersey City University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at New Jersey City University is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access student will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at New Jersey City University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at New Jersey City University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 77% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like New Jersey City University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  77 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at NJCU is 5%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  5 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at NJCU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,508 undergraduates at NJCU with 5,210 being full-time and 1,298 being part-time.

NJCU Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

NJCU scored 58.31 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  58.31 out of 100
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How Much Does New Jersey City University Cost?

The overall average net price of NJCU is $12,659. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for NJCU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,106 $11,719 $15,286 $20,550 $21,036

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of NJCU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At NJCU, approximately 40% of students took out student loans averaging $6,361 a year. That adds up to $25,444 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NJCU is 9.3%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do NJCU Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from NJCU with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $42,700 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of New Jersey City University

New Jersey City University is a public institution situated in Jersey City, New Jersey. Jersey City is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of New Jersey City University

Contact details for NJCU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2039 Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Phone: 201-200-2000

New Jersey City University Majors

During the 2017-2018 academic year, students from 37 majors graduated from New Jersey City University. Of these students, 1,392 received undergraduate degrees and 463 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 286 $72,700
General Psychology 136 $28,200
Criminal Justice & Corrections 118 $29,300
Business Administration & Management 109 $37,200
Homeland Security 81 $36,000
Sociology 79 $28,700
General Biology 75 $26,900
Accounting 70 $43,300
Fine & Studio Arts 44 $24,300
Computer Information Systems 42 $41,400

Learn more about the majors offered at New Jersey City University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at NJCU

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 2,732 students took at least one online class at New Jersey City University. This is an increase from the 2,407 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,732 781
2016-2017 2,407 702
2015-2016 2,926 668
2014-2015 2,455 367
2013-2014 2,433 640

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