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New Jersey City University

New Jersey City University is a public university in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. It is a member of the New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities. The institution opened in 1929 as the New Jersey State Normal School at Jersey City.

Location

Address
2039 Kennedy Blvd
City
Jersey City
State
NJ
Zip/Post Code
7305

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
6438
Total Graduate enrollment
1466
In State Tuition Fees
7651
Out State Tuition Fees
15973
SAT Score
882
Grade Point Average(GPA)
2.9
Male Female Ratio
39:61
Acceptance Rate
76%
Student Faculty Ratio
15:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Knight
Colors
Green Gold
Conference
NJAC

College History

History

1927: The New Jersey State Normal School at Jersey City was chartered. The institution was built to accommodate 1,000 students and an eight-room demonstration school in its one building, Hepburn Hall, on 10 acres (40,000 m2) on what was then Hudson Boulevard. 1935: The name was changed to New Jersey State Teachers College at Jersey City. The institution was authorized to offer a four-year teacher education program and award the bachelor of science degree in education. 1936: A degree program in health education and nursing was initiated in cooperation with the Jersey City Medical Center for the training of school nurses. 1958: New Jersey State Teachers College at Jersey City became Jersey City State College and was authorized to award the bachelor of arts degree. 1959: The institution began to offer the master of arts in elementary education. 1968: Jersey City State College became a multipurpose institution, authorized to develop a liberal arts program and to enlarge teacher preparation programs. 1985: The institution was awarded a $5.7 million Governor�s Challenge Grant for an expanded Cooperative Education Program, which would serve all academic majors. From that time, Jersey City State College was known as New Jersey�s premier cooperative education college.according to whom? 1998: The New Jersey Commission on Higher Education approved a petition submitted by the JCSC Board of Trustees requesting that the institution be granted university status and renamed New Jersey City University. The university was restructured into three colleges of Arts and Sciences, Education, and Professional Studies. 2003: NJCU joined with the City of Jersey City, the Jersey City Board of Education, and New Jersey Transit to collaborate on the Jersey City Bayfront Plan. New Jersey City University West Campus Redevelopment Plan is a part of this project and NJCU is a major player in this University-Community Partnership. 2012: After 19 years, NJCU President Carlos Hernandez retired. Under his tenure, three new buildings were erected and, in 1998, the school became a university. 2013: On September 20, 2013 NJCU inaugurated Dr. Sue Henderson to be the 12th president of New Jersey City University.

College Specialty

Specialty

The core mission of the Geoscience/Geography Program is to foster individual growth in all of our students by providing a high-quality learning environment in the Earth, Geographic and Environmental Sciences that is rigorous, challenging and professional while being engaging, supportive and nurturing. We believe such growth will help our general studies students to become scientifically responsible citizens and will prepare our major students for graduate school and/or for careers in the earth sciences, environmental sciences and science education.

Campus

Campus

Urban, 46 acres

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