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Out-of-State Applicants

TCNJ’s national reputation and recognition continue to blossom, and the growing diversification of students at TCNJ contributes to our total learning experience. Students attending TCNJ represent over 30 states, including Texas, California, Florida, Georgia, and Colorado.

A public institution of approximately 7,200 full-time undergraduate students, TCNJ offers a wide-ranging academic menu at a reasonable cost. Small class sizes and close working relationships with professors create an intimate learning environment for students. Our residential community is another highlight of TCNJ. As part of our commitment to out-of-state families, TCNJ offers guaranteed housing for four years to all incoming first-year out-of-state students (assuming all other housing eligibility requirements are met).

Out-of-State Admissions Counselors

Resources for Out-of-State Applicants

TCNJ Outcomes

Our students are writing tremendous success stories once they graduate from TCNJ.
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National Acclaim

TCNJ has earned several top rankings from college guides and news organizations around the country.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions about the admissions process and/or on-campus experience for out-of-state students?
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Student Testimonials

Check out what current and former out-of-state students have to say about their TCNJ experience and get a better sense of what it means to be a Lion!
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Financial Tools and Fee Waivers

TCNJ’s value far exceeds the cost of its public college tuition, making it extremely affordable for both in-state and out-of-state students.  In 2021, TCNJ’s Board of Trustees re-set the out-of-state tuition rate for incoming students by approximately $7000 to further support affordability and inclusivity.

Another cost-saving tool is our TCNJ Out-of-State Application Fee Waiver. All out-of-state high school seniors are eligible for a fee waiver, provided they connect with TCNJ in some fashion, such as:

TCNJ accepts both the Common Application and the Coalition Application, and our application deadline for most academic programs is February 1st. On the TCNJ Member Form of the Common Application, the student will be asked if they intend to use a school-specific fee waiver. If they select “Yes,” the payment page at the end of the Common Application will be bypassed. If they do not click “Yes” (and are not eligible for a a fee waiver via the Common or Coalition Applications), they will be required to pay the $75 fee before being allowed to submit their application.

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