The College of New Jersey was founded on February 9, 1855. Before adopting its present name, the college was known as Trenton State College. In 1996, it adopted its current name. The main campus is spread across an area of more than 280 acres in Ewing Township, New Jersey. The college moved to its present location in 1930. Prior to that, it was located in Trenton. TCNJ was named the best masters level public university in the northern United States by the US News and World Reports in 2008. The college is organized into the following schools:
Notable alumni of The College of New Jersey include Jim Florio, the Governor of New Jersey from 1990 to 1994; Christopher Smith, United States Congressman; Gene Hart, Hall of Fame NHL Announcer.
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