A public institution of approximately 6,900 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, and 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).
Best of all, our students are writing tremendous success stories once they graduate from TCNJ. Learn more about the employment and graduate school placement rates of recent TCNJ grads.
Frequently Asked Questions
Got questions about the admissions process and/or on-campus experience for out-of-state students? Visit our FAQ page or reach out to one of our out-of-state counselors shown on the right side of this page.
Check out what current and former out-of-state students have to say about their TCNJ experience. Visit our Student Testimonials page to get a better sense of what it really means to be a Lion!
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 the Spring of 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:
- Registering as a prospect
- Scheduling an on-campus visit
- Participating in a virtual event, whether hosted by TCNJ or another organization.
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”, then the payment page at the end of the Common Application will be bypassed. If they do not click “Yes”, they will be required to pay the $75 fee before being allowed to submit their application.
An Exceptional Value
Use the TCNJ Value Comparison Calculator to see how our costs stack up with our peer institutions.
TCNJ has earned several top rankings from college guides and news organizations around the country.