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New Jersey City University

United States
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About New Jersey City University

New Jersey City University (NJCU) provides students the best of many worlds: small classes led by world-class faculty mentors, a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and the lowest tuition offered by a four-year public university in the state of New Jersey—all on a thriving campus in bustling, cosmopolitan Jersey City.

NJCU is a vibrant place to live and learn, with students and faculty from around the world; welcoming, comfortable residence halls; a robust Greek system; a wide variety of student organizations and athletics programs that create a vibrant campus outside of academics; and support services for veterans, international students and others with unique needs. Beyond campus, students from NJCU have opportunities to explore the world and gain invaluable, hands-on experience through study abroad and internships in the most in-demand fields.

Most importantly, our school of business and colleges of arts and sciences, education, and professional studies provide our students with a world-class, interdisciplinary education—challenging them to grow as critical thinkers, to expand their knowledge and develop skills that will serve them well beyond their time at NJCU. Gothic Knights graduate ready to lead, ready to succeed, and ready to rise to the top of their respective fields.

Campus information

Choose from a variety of clubs, sports and events that will keep you engaged and active throughout the school year.

Join the club. Student clubs encompass interests in chemistry, and even fashion! You can rush for one of our fraternities or sororities.

Show your spirit. Division III athletics include 12 men's and women's sports ranging from basketball to soccer to volleyball. Try out for a team or come to a game and cheer on the Gothic Knights!

Grab a bite. Dunkin' Donuts, Subway and the Student Union Cafe are all great places to meet up with friends for a tasty lunch or a quick coffee break.

Get your heart pumping. John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center features a 25-yard pool and sauna. Recreational and intramural programs include aqua golf, relays and even inner-tube water polo.

Make yourself at home. Three residence halls include both suite-style and apartment-style living. You could even be one of the first to stay in our brand new student residence hall– construction in progress on NJCU's West Campus.

NJCU’s main campus in Jersey City is easily accessible via car or public transportation. The University offers a range of parking options for students commuting by car.

FROM MANHATTAN

  • Take the #119 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, Gate 1 directly to the University.
  • Alternatively, take the PATH subway to Journal Square and follow the directions below.

FROM PATH TERMINAL AT JOURNAL SQUARE

  • Take the #10 South Boulevard bus from platform D1 directly to the University's main entrance.

  • Alternatively, take the #80 Newark Avenue/Gates Avenue bus to Audubon and West Side avenues.

  • From there, either walk the three short blocks to campus, or take the free shuttle bus from the University's parking lot on West Side Avenue.

FROM THE HUDSON-BERGEN LIGHT RAIL

  • Take the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail to West Side Avenue (last stop).

  • Walk four blocks south (turn left walking out of the station) on West Side Avenue to Culver Avenue.

  • Turn left on Culver Avenue and walk three short blocks to the main campus, or walk one more block to Audubon Avenue to take the free shuttle bus from the University's parking lot on West Side Avenue.

FROM NEW YORK CITY (HOLLAND TUNNEL)

  • After exiting the Holland Tunnel, go straight up the hill.

  • Maneuver into the center lanes (an exit for the turnpike will be on the right, followed by an exit for Routes 1 & 9 on your left).

  • Continue approximately 1 mile and turn left onto Kennedy Boulevard.

  • Continue ~2.5 miles on Kennedy Boulevard to the University.

N.J. TURNPIKE

  • Take Route 280 East, Route 80 East, or Route 3 East to the N.J. Turnpike.

  • Exit the Turnpike at 15E.

  • Follow signs to Routes 1 & 9 North (Truck Route).

  • Cross over two bridges to a traffic light at the intersection of Route 440.

  • Stay straight at the light.

  • After the McDonald’s (on the right) go to the second traffic light and turn right onto Kennedy Boulevard.

  • NJCU is 12 blocks south on the right. Parking is available in the garage on Culver Avenue.

FROM ROUTES 78, 1 & 9

  • Take Route 78 East to Routes 1 & 9 North.

  • Routes 1 & 9 will split. Stay to the right (1 & 9 North Truck Route). Do not go to the Pulaski Skyway.

  • Take 1 & 9 over two bridges and stay straight at the traffic light (intersection of Route 440).

  • After the McDonald’s (on the right) go to the second traffic light and turn right onto Kennedy Boulevard.

  • NJCU is 12 blocks south on the right. Parking is available in the garage on Culver Avenue.

FROM GARDEN STATE PARKWAY (NORTHBOUND)

  • Take the GSP North to Exit 140, Route 22 East.

  • Take 22 East to Routes 1 & 9 North.

  • Follow directions above from Routes 1 & 9.

Accommodation

NJCU offers extensive resources for every student, whether they choose to live on campus or commute. In addition to social organizations and clubs, students are afforded access to academic advising, career planning and placement, and special needs support in various University centers.

Students can live in one of three residence halls and enjoy the opportunity to experience campus life, meet new people, and learn in a multicultural environment outside of the classroom. The residence halls are conveniently located near classes, the library, the athletics and fitness center, and campus events. Housing is available for all interested students.

Each student residence hall offers staff coverage, 24-hour security, on-site laundry, kitchen facilities, study lounges, computer labs, and online computer capabilities. Meal plans are provided and campus-housing residents are welcome to participate in a variety of educational, community service, and recreational programs offered by the Office of Residence Life.

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Courses available 10

Accounting and Finance 4 Applied and Pure Sciences 1 Business and Management 1 Computer Science and IT 1 English Language 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Mass Communication & Media 1 MBA 1

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