New Jersey City University

New Jersey City University

New Jersey City University is a public university. It was established in 1929 as the New Jersey State Normal School. After going through a couple of name changes, the school officially became a university in the year 1998. The university enrolls over 6,000 undergraduates and more than 2,000 postgraduates every year.

At NJCU, students can choose from a large number of degree and certificate programs. These include liberal arts, business, and health education, among others. There are also provisions for online learning and adult education programs. The classes are taken in 3 colleges:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Professional Studies

The university's athletics teams are nicknamed Gothic Knights, and the team colors are green and gold. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross-country, soccer, indoor and outdoor track, and volleyball. Women's teams offered include basketball, bowling, cross-country, soccer, softball, indoor and outdoor track, and volleyball.

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Contacting New Jersey City University

New Jersey City University
2039 Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City , NJ 07305
General Phone: (201) 200-2000

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New Jersey City University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching450urban education, instructional media design, special ed, early childhood special ed, school counseling, teacher ed, kindergarten/preschool teaching, art education, math teaching, ...
Business and Management284business management, accounting, finance
Liberal Arts217Spanish language, English, economics, political science, sociology, history
Therapy and Counseling139psychology, school psychology, educational psychology
Security and Law Enforcement131criminal justice and safety, corrections and criminal justice, fire-fighting, security and protective services
Science50biology, chemistry, geology
Art Studies43art studies
Medical Support and Technology41health service and sciences
Media34communication studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine32registered nursing, various nursing
Computer Science and Engineering27computer and info science
Music20music, music performance
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for New Jersey City University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,02326
Master's degree47418
Post-master's certificate51

New Jersey City University Student Body

In 2007-2008, New Jersey City University had a total enrollment of 8,437 students (5,683 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 53%
Full-Time 86%
Part-Time 14%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 72%
Graduate 28%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 33%
Black 16%
Hispanic 26%
Asian 6%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 16%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 13%
20-21 15%
22-24 19%
25-29 19%
30-34 11%
35-39 7%
40-49 10%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey99%
New York1%

New Jersey City University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 55 %

New Jersey City University Room and Board (2007)

New Jersey City University offers campus housing for 260 of its 5,683 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Jersey City, New Jersey for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Jersey Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

New Jersey City University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal390480
SAT Math400470

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT85%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

New Jersey City University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,726
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 15,792
Room and board $ 8,613
Room charge $ 5,513
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,100
Books and supplies $ 3,786
Other expenses $ 3,944

Financial Aid:
New Jersey City University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 261300)

New Jersey City University Faculty

New Jersey City University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1421
Non-tenured and not on tenure track45

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year43$110,98336$107,987
Associate professoracademic year47$89,23540$85,075
Assistant professoracademic year29$74,51042$73,720
Instructoracademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year120$93,164118$88,023

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

New Jersey City University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Eastern College Athletic Conference
Baseball Eastern College Athletic Conference
Track Eastern College Athletic Conference

New Jersey City University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Urban Education and Leadership

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Educational Psychology
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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What Sets New Jersey City University Apart:

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% of freshmen enrolled part-time
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Top 12%New Jersey City University Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 14%New Jersey City University Minority % of student body
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Top 17%New Jersey City University % of degrees in security and law enforcement
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Top 18%New Jersey City University % of degrees in art studies
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Top 19%New Jersey City University Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
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Top 20%New Jersey City University Number of degree programs

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