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New Jersey City University

Jersey City, NJ

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About This Campus

Plan A tuition is inclusive of a 50% tuition scholarship discount for incoming NSE students! Our new Residence Hall, West Village, is now open! NJCU is the closest and best connected school in the NSE network to Manhattan. Despite being only three subway stops from New York, the intimacy of our campus and prestigious faculty provide students with a safe and engaging learning environment. We have a 14 to 1 student to faculty ratio with an average classroom size of 19 students. Our Music Business program is ranked 10th in the US by Billboard Magazine. The National Security Studies Program is ranked 12th by the NSA. Our new School of Business is located on the Hudson River waterfront at the Exchange Place subway stop giving our students unprecedented access to the NYC job market. The NJCU curriculum emphasizes the application of theory through laboratory experiments, performances, exhibitions, internships, and more. 89% of our faculty have terminal degrees in their fields.

Location Information

If you want a New York Experience, NJCU is the school for you. We will even help you get an internship. Click on the “video 1” tab in the right hand corner of the picture above to hear what the students from our fall 2014 class had to say about their NSE exchanges to NJCU.

Helpful Information

NSE Students are required to live on campus. The new school of Business is located in Exchange Place, by the Exchange Place, Path station, at the waterfront in downtown Jersey City. Business students are just one train stop from downtown Manhattan.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Jersey City
Population | 264,290
Enrollment | 8,492
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 09/01-12/19
Spring | 01/19-05/15

Campus Diversity

White | 23%
Black | 21%
Hispanic/Latino | 36%
Asian | 7%
Native/1st Nation | 0%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 4%
Other | 9%
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-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs
Accelerated BSN Program closed to NSE students.

RN-BSN Nursing open to RN Licensed New Jersey Nurses only.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Music
  • Biology/Life Science

Unique Academic Programs

  • Art Therapy
  • Fire Science
  • Corporate and Homeland Security
  • Music/Jazz Studies
  • Media Arts

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Area Studies: African American Studies, African Studies, Art Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Art Therapy, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Computer Graphics, Crafts, Digital Arts, Drawing, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Media Arts, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Art

Athletics: Exercise Science, Fitness and Sports Science, Fitness Management, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Applied Biology

Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Operation Management, Finance/Banking, International Business, Logistics, Management, Marketing, Supply and Logistics Management

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Film, Multimedia

Computer Science: Computer Network Security, Computer Science

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Geology, Geosciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Health Education, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Mathematics, Music, Science, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Spanish, Special Education, Theatre Education

English: Creative Writing, English, Literature, Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Fire Science

General Studies: Arts and Science, Gender Studies, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Studies

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Clinical Laboratory Science, Community Health, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Exercise Science, Health Education, Health Science, Medical Diagnostic Imaging, Medical Laboratory Technology

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Tourism Management

Information Studies: Computer Science

Languages: Spanish

Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Mathematics

Performing Arts: Music, Music Business/Merchandising, Music Education, Music Theater, Music/Jazz Studies, Performance

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Applied Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Sociology, Women and Gender Studies


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500.00 paper, 173.00 computer or 61.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 4.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A/B

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 08/14/18.
  • Estimated cost: $6025.80.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 21
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 21
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 08/14/18.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee $50.00 Year Plan A & B Optional
Housing Deposit $150.00 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Activity Fee $77.80 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Technology Fee $271.60 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Orientation Fee $50.00 Year Plan A Mandatory
NSE Activity Fee $325 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1,055 per year.

Financial Aid

Host Payment (Plan A)
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 002613

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 08/14/18

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 3% living on campus
  • Double: $4753.35
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $0
  • Proximity to campus:
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
Notes About Meal Plans
Meals are unlimited and paid for by term.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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