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New Jersey City University

Jersey City, NJ

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About This Campus

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 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 small urban campus and commutable to New York then NJCU is the school for you. 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 the Harborside Financial Center and near 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.

2023/2024 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2024/2025 Placement

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Fast Facts

Location | Jersey City
Population | 264,290
Enrollment | 8,492
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 09/01-12/19
Spring | 01/19-05/15

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 0%
Asian | 7%
Black | 21%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 36%
Two or more | 4%
White | 23%
Other | 9%
International | 0%
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  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Accelerated BSN Program closed to NSE students. Honors not available for NSE students.

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

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, African American Studies, African Studies... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 3.00 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
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 not accept
Canadian Students
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 07/03/20

  • 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 Students
  • Estimated cost: $6028.55.
  • 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 students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment 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 students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 21
  • Home Payment: 21

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Admission Fee $150.00 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

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 07/03/20

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 3% living on campus
  • Double: $3979.30
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
Meal Plans Notes About Meal Plans
Meals are unlimited and paid for by term.


Figures per Semester are current as of 07/03/20

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


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