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National Acclaim

TCNJ remains a Princeton Review “Best Value” for 2014

The College of New Jersey remains a top contender in the search for affordable education with its induction in the 2014 Princeton Review’s book Best Value Colleges: 2014 edition.


Kiplinger’s ranks TCNJ #1 Best Value Public College in New Jersey

The College of New Jersey is ranked 34th nationally (better than any other New Jersey college or university) in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s list of the best values in public higher education. TCNJ is regarded as an even better value for out-of-state students, ranking 8th nationally in that category.


Princeton Review names TCNJ one of America’s most environmentally-responsible colleges

The College of New Jersey is one of the most environmentally-responsible colleges in the United States and Canada, according to The Princeton Review.

U.S. News ranks TCNJ #1 for 2014

The College of New Jersey once again is the top public college in U.S. News and World Report’s list of Best Universities-Master’s category for the northern region of the country. For the 2014 edition, the College is ranked 5th in the standings among both public and private institutions in the Best Regional Universities category for the northern region of the country, and tops the “Best Undergraduate Teaching” list for the Regional Universities (North) category.


Barron’s Names TCNJ a “Best Buy in College Education”

Topping off a year of accolades, The College of New Jersey has been selected to appear in Barron’s Best Buys in College Education, available in bookstores now.  Appearing alongside schools such as Penn State and University of California- Berkeley, the College is one of only 247 institutes of higher education nationwide to receive this honor.  Rutgers University-New Brunswick was the only other school in New Jersey to make the cut.


TCNJ makes Princeton Review’s ‘Best Colleges’, ‘Happiest Students’, and ‘Most Beautiful Campus’ lists for 2008

The Princeton Review announced that The College of New Jersey ranked 7th on its 2008 “Happiest Students” list, edging out Yale University (#9), the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (#13), and Bowdoin College (#8), among others. TCNJ also emerged as one of the top 20 (#20) on the “Most Beautiful Campus” ranking.


Barron’s, Again, Ranks TCNJ with Nation’s Top Schools

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) has been named one of the nation’s top schools, according to rankings published in the 2007 edition of Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges. TCNJ joins the University of Virginia, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the College of William and Mary, and the University of California at Los Angeles as the only state-supported institutions among the 75 schools that Barron’s lists in its “Most Competitive” category. Others among those garnering that distinction were Duke University, Stanford University, and the eight Ivy League schools.

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The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges for 2009 declares TCNJ “a gem of the public education system”

The College of New Jersey is described by The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges (2009) as “a gem of the public education system” that “boasts a world-class education combined with a rarely matched level of affordability.” The book praises the College for its small class sizes, range of school-sponsored events, and the support system for freshman.


TCNJ featured in 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges

The College of New Jersey has again been selected as one of the best and most interesting schools in the 2014 updated edition of the bestselling college guide book, Fiske Guide to Colleges. TCNJ is one of six total New Jersey institutions included and one of the two New Jersey public schools listed. Fiske also touts TCNJ as the second most selective institution in the state.


Peterson’s 440 Great Colleges for Top Students 2009

“The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is the state’s most competitive public college and attracts the highest-achieving students from throughout the region. The College has created a challenging and dynamic learning environment. On an elegant campus in small classes, students and faculty members collaborate in a transformative educational process. From undergraduate research to internships and study abroad, TCNJ students have opportunities to shape their education in exciting ways. From the first year on, students blur the boundaries between living and learning and between ‘student’ and ‘life.’”