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Frequently Asked Questions

We certainly haven’t thought of everything you might want to know, but here are the most common questions we get from out-of-state students and their families:
How many students at TCNJ are from outside New Jersey?
A little over 7%, and we have plans to double that number over the next few years! Right now is actually the best time to apply to The College of New Jersey as an out-of-state student… keep reading to find out why.
Is it harder to get into TCNJ as an out-of-state student?
No! The College of New Jersey is a highly selective institution, but because we are trying to bring more geographic diversity to our campus, we are a bit more flexible with out-of-state applicants during the admissions process.
Do most out-of-state students live on campus?
Yes, because they are guaranteed housing all four years while at TCNJ! This is a huge perk for non-NJ residents who might not be as familiar with the off-campus housing options in the Ewing area. And with Campus Town now open, there are fantastic off-campus options for out-of-state upperclassman that are directly across the street from the main campus.
Are there specific out-of-state scholarships?
You bet! Over the past three years over 80% of our out-of-state students received award packages to help offset tuition costs. Out-of-state students are eligible for both merit and need-based scholarships in an effort to bring costs close to those paid by our in-state population.
If I decide to apply to TCNJ, are application fee waivers available?
Every out-of-state high school guidance counselor is allowed to submit a TCNJ School Counselor Fee Waiver on behalf of one student at their school. If you decide to apply to TCNJ, talk to him/her about this freebie! We mail and e-mail these waivers out in early September, but if your counselor never receives one, please have them reach out to our office.
How can I visit the campus?
The TCNJ Admissions Office usually hosts a variety of visit opportunities throughout the year but current health and safety standards have restricted our ability to open event registration for the Spring 2021 semester. Until we can host prospective students on our campus again, we encourage you to take advantage of a variety of virtual events outlined here.
Who do I contact if I have more questions about TCNJ?
The Out-Of-State Admissions Team is here to answer your questions anytime!
Pennsylvania, Delaware and California Students: Stephen Tomkiel
New York and Connecticut:  Kristina Fasulo
Students from All Other States: Matthew Middleton


Ask the Experts

Contact members of our Out-of-State Admissions Team if you ever have any additional questions about TCNJ:

Matt Middleton

Stephen Tomkiel

Kristina Fasulo


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