|Students who got into CNJT say:|
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As a transfer student,I can't speak for everyone. I had a 3.4 GPA and was president of two clubs, but I've seen accepted students who were lightyears below me in terms of grades and sommunity involvement This school will drabble on and on about how competetive they, but in reality, a transfer student would just need 3.0 coupled with some extraciricular involvement. For high school students, be aware that the admissions process is slightly more selective.
| Political Science|
| Nov 07 2013 | I got a pretty decent score on my SAT (1860-something).
I also took increasingly challenging courses each year. I had 3 AP courses senior year, so my GPA dropped from a 3.8 to 3.25, but I think they probably value individuals that are willing to move outside their comfort zone than they do those who play it safe. Better to get an average grade in very difficult courses than it is to get an A+ in easy ones.
TCNJ also likes people who join clubs or sports. Getting some type of leadership position in those is preferable.
TCNJ is also not discriminatory towards LGBTQ things if you're worried about that when applying. I put down that I was heavily involved in my GSA and still got in, as did a lot of other individuals that I know (if anything I think TCNJ values the diversity, but I can't say that for certain).
I do not remember what my essay for this school was about at all, so it probably doesn't matter very much. Still try on it obviously, but I would focus more on the academic and extracurricular aspects.
HARD! I was a bright student in highschool and I got waitlisted, along with other students from HS, who had a higher gpa than I.
| Art & Design Department|| Dec 28 2011 |
Advice: make sure you are diversified in highschool. Get involved, and stay involved in a lot of DIFFERENT things. I was an artist, and an athlete, as well as involved in a few literary clubs. I think thats what got me into TCNJ, vs. just having a high gpa.
writing a killer essay doesn't hurt either....
I see people freaking out about getting in because there SAT's are just at the avg for TCNJ. Just remember this is an AVERAGE. If you are really interested in getting into TCNJ then apply, if you don't apply then you have no chance at all. I often wonder how the heck I got in with SAT math+ writing of 920 and I swear it was my extracurricular activities. So if your interested go for it!