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Ewing, NJ
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$24,530 ($14,378)
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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: most people care about how they look

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Lots of friendly & nice, helpful people!

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: all I can say about my school is that there is a place for everyone

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: TCNJ is very eclectic in student appearances and interests. Social lives vary anywhere to Greeks to homebody's and everyone in between. It's a great place to just be yourself. You find your niche regardless of your looks and social life.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Guys and girls both seem average


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 122nd
    Smartest Guys
  • 302nd
    Smartest Girls
  • 311st
    Party Girls
  • 483rd
    Hottest Girls
  • 503rd
    Party Guys

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sam Khazael
Millburn, NJ
Clinical Psychology
Grad Year
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TCNJ's dating scene is varied. While it is not a large school like Rutgers University and does not have a wider breadth of demographics, TCNJ does have a dating scene common to many liberal arts colleges and small private schools. Much of the students here are sexually reserved; this is probably correlated with the type of students TCNJ attracts. TCNJ attracts students who have achieved much in terms of academic and extracurricular activities in high school, and thus, many students come from families that are conservative and focused on their children's academic success. Many students come to TCNJ and experience their first-time hookups, sexual intimacy, and dating a member of the opposite sex. Yet, many students do not branch out until much later.

While the partying, clubbing, and Greek life scenes are rife with hookups and noncommittal sexual intimacy, there are also some dating relationships that form among students. Due to students living within proximity of each other for four or more years, it is less common to have a real-world "date," and is sometimes inappropriate to do so. Instead, students often spend time with one another at parties or in each other's rooms. Relationships often begin this way: Students begin at a superficial level, hook up, and then build emotional intimacy around it. Furthermore, the enmeshed environment where students know each other's personal lives invites many obstacles to the development of emotional intimacy, such as jealousy and rumors. Despite all of this, a decent number of students ends up in relationships during their stay at TCNJ.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Students can buy condoms, get access to various forms of birth control, and have access to women's health services through TCNJ's Planned Parenthood.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Club meetings
  2. Campus organizations and volunteering
  3. Classes
  4. Greek life
  5. House parties
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Greek life parties
  2. House parties
  3. Senior nights
  4. Slocum's Bowling Center
Social Scene
TCNJ students are fairly outgoing. Due to the demographics of the school and admission aims, much of the students here are rather modest in socialization, unlike counterparts at Rutgers University. TCNJ students are more likely to socialize in clubs and organizations, or join Greek life. Socialization outside of these spheres often occurs in the towns of Princeton and New Brunswick, and sometimes in the two cities of Philadelphia and New York. This is largely due to TCNJ's location, which offers very little in terms of social hot spots. Many TCNJ students do, however, spend much time in nearby clubs. The house party scene largely depends on who throws the party and what occasion it's for, and thus, it is different for each group of friends. Despite an overall conformity, TCNJ is a very cliquish school, so parties and socialization vary by clique, major, and sometimes hometown connections.
Hookups or Relationships?
Whether or not there are more relationships or hookups depends mostly on one's frame of reference. During the first two years and predominantly in the Greek life social scene, there is a larger amount of hookups. However, as students get older and more involved in their personal circle of friends, there is branching out to more stable relationships. However, being that this is a college atmosphere and many students are experiencing intimacy for the first time, there isn't a large trend toward serious, committed relationships.
Dress Code
TCNJ students are largely middle to upper-middle class; thus, the dress code rarely deviates from the styles available at mall stores. Students often wear modest clothing to classes (including chemistry and art classes) and have a few sets of nice clothing for parties. There are very few students who wear clique-style clothing, such as heavy makeup and dark colors. Furthermore, there are very few students who deviate from the ordinary, average fashion of the larger student body. Individualism in fashion is lacking here.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 41 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 41 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 43 responses

  • 21% Casual dating at your school
  • 16% Long-distance relationship
  • 16% None
  • 15% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 12% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 9% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 6% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 4% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 1% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 5 responses

  • 31% Campus organizations and volunteering
  • 23% Classes
  • 23% Club meetings
  • 15% Greek life
  • 8% House parties

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 44 responses

  • 5% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 20% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 36% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 39% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 11 responses

  • 64% Very intelligent students who work hard
  • 27% Smart student that knows how to throw down
  • 9% Grade conscious students who try too hard

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 7 responses

  • 100% Join a sport, club, or greek life.


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