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Location:Jersey City
On Campus:3%
  • Fall 09/06-12/19
  • Spring 01/19-05/15

Tuition & Payments
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

Additional Information
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Campus Diversity
1%Native/First Nation
1%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
0%Two or more races

Campus Links
Home Page
Incoming Students

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office

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spotlight: nyc

Plan A tuition is inclusive of a 50% tuition scholarship discount for incoming NSE students! We are also opening a new residence hall in fall 2016.

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.

Campus Location - 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 - We are looking to aggressively grow our incoming student NSE program. We will have a 60% residence hall capacity increase as of fall 2016. NSE Students are required to live on campus.

The new school of Business is located at the Exchange Place subway station at the waterfront in downtown Jersey City. Business students are just one train stop from downtown Manhattan.

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

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Area Studies: African Studies, Afro-American Studies, Art Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Art Therapy, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture

Athletics: Fitness and Sports Science

Biological Sciences: Applied Biology, Cytotechnology, Radiation Biology

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

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Film, Journalism, Multimedia

Criminal Justice: Corporate and Homeland Security, Corrections, Court Services, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement/Police Sciences

Earth Sciences: Geology, Geosciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Health Education, Mathematics, Music, Science, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Spanish, Special Education

English: Creative Writing, English, Literature

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Fire Science

Foreign Language: Spanish

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, Dentristy, Exercise Science, Health Education, Health Science, Medical Diagnostic Imaging, Medical Laboratory Technology

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Tourism and Travel

Information Studies: Computer Science

Mathematics: Mathematics

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

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Applied Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Child Care Services Management, Human Services, Law and Society, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies

Quick Links Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Require students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500 paper, 173 computer or 61 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 4
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 9/20/2016.
  • Estimated cost: $5,715.
  • 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 Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - 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 Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 21
  • Plan B: 21
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 9/20/2016.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $50 Year Plan A & B Optional
Housing Deposit: $150 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Activity Fee: $78 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Technology Fee: $272 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Orientation Fee: $50 Year Plan A Mandatory

Financial Aid
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

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

  • Figures are current as of 9/20/2016.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $4,370
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on 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.