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

Parking: Parking is fine if you pay for a permit. You get a specific parking lot which is first come first serve. The police are strict with ticketing and fines. There are lots that are free to park on the weekends which is great for visitors.

College Freshman

Parking: I do not have a car on campus.

3 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Parking is not fantastic and you can't park on the street in Ewing for more than 2 hours unless you're a resident.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Residential student parking pass costs went way up this past year. The main residential student lots are also behind the area where most of the dorms are concentrated, but there are some dorms farther from parking, which is inconvenient. However, you can park anywhere all weekend!

3 College Freshman

Parking: It's hard not having a car on campus your freshmen year but you are able to get a permit your sophomore year which is nice. Its still costly but if you need it, you'll pay for it.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 669th
    Best Parking Availability
  • 1102nd
    Best Off-Campus Parking
  • 1192nd
    Most Reasonable Permit Costs

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sam Khazael
Millburn, NJ
Clinical Psychology
Grad Year
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Parking at The College of New Jersey can be easy or strenuous, depending on the type of student. Commuting students are given lots 3 through 6 to choose from, which are mostly spacey and have available slots. However, it is important to avoid the 10 a.m. rush, as most students have courses from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During this time, parking is hard to obtain and can result in a student's tardiness to class. Parking is best found in the morning from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and in the afternoon from 2 p.m. on. For students living on campus, cars can be parked for as long as needed in the assigned lots, with prior purchase of a parking permit for the year or semester. On the weekends, parking in lots 8, 9, and 6 is more available due to the number of students that go home.

Campus police are very strict about parking violations, so it is advised to stay within the lot you are assigned and obey the speed limit of 25 mph while driving on campus. In order to obtain a parking permit for the semester or year, students must fill out an application and pay online, and then they can pick up their decals at the Office of Student Accounts. With a valid reason, visitors may obtain passes at the Administrative Services building.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
The student parking areas include: Lot 6, the main student lot; Lot 9, the second main lot for students in residence hall housing arrangements as well as the Townhouses; Lot 8, a medium-sized lot reserved for residents of Townhouses South and West; and lots 5, 4, and 3 are surface commuter lots.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Freshmen are only allowed to park for two weeks a semester.
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
  • $157/semester or $314/year for residents
  • $34 a week for a temporary parking pass
  • $56/semester or $112/year for commuters
Common Parking Tickets
  • Improper parking, in an unpaved area, at an expired meter: $25
  • Improperly mounted decal (too high, too low, or on wrong window): $25
  • Illegal entry: $50
  • In faculty/staff lot: $50
  • In loading area, walkway, bus stop, roadway: $50
  • No valid decal or permit displayed: $50
  • Obstructing dumpster: $50
  • Obstructing traffic: $50
  • In a fire zone: $100 plus towing
  • Fraudulent or reproduced decal: $100 plus boot plus revocation of all parking privileges for the semester
  • Parking in a handicapped space: $250 plus towing
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • Commuters: Lots 4 and 5 before the 10 a.m. rush offer the most convenience.
  • Lot 6: Almost always has spaces open. It is preferable to find a spot before the 10 a.m. rush or after the 3 p.m. rush.
  • Lot 8: On the weekends, this lot is mostly free.
  • Lot 9: On the weekends, there are many spots in this lot.
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
Lots 3 through 6 during the 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. rushes.
Getting a Parking Permit
To get a parking permit, you must be a registered student. Students can apply for permits online via Parking Services, and the permits can be picked up at the Office of Student Accounts.
Parking Services
Campus Police
Administrative Services 104
2000 Pennington Road
(609) 771-2345

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 47 responses

  • 13% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.
  • 4% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 28% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 11% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 34% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 11% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 46 responses

Very poor
  • Distance from class
  • Distance from dorms
  • Ease of finding a spot
  • Parking enforcement
  • Permit cost

What are the best places to find a parking spot on campus?    Based on 5 responses

  • 60% I commute so either lot 5 or 6
  • 40% Lot 8: On the weekends, this lot is mostly free.
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