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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There is a lot of food on Route 1!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Luckily route 1 has a ton of food

4 College Sophomore

Administration: I have my car so it's been nice

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The part scene gets better if you join Greek life

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Eick's food varies from day to day so it can be good or bad but during meal equiv you have enough options to get something you like

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms are rough, they don't have air conditioning and they are relatively small wth communal bathrooms but you're only with freshman so it's easy to meet new people and there are constant activities with your floor. All other dorms are more spacious with either two rooms sharing a bathroom or a bathroom in every room. Most other buildings have air conditioning. There are even on campus houses available if you and your friends want to fill one.

4 College Freshman

Majors: We have great, competitive majors, and especially for education which is my major. We also have great science labs, Princeton comes to our school to use them occasionally

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are always posts about many of the houses in the neighborhoods surrounding campus, and they are going to be done construction on Campus Town this summer which will provide much more off-campus housing very close to campus

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3 College Freshman

Administration: They are strict if you get caught with drugs or are recklessly drunk, but they are pretty easygoing.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Do not go here for the parties. There are off-campus parties and some frat parties but they're house parties and you need tickets to get in. And at TCNJ the girls have to pay too. But I think there is a lot of stuff to do here other than party.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I like my housing in Centennial very much, it's very close to all of my classes, closer than the Towers, and it has the largest rooms on campus for freshman. However, I do wish my room had a sink like in the Towers, but it's not that inconvenient. But the Towers don't have wifi and I believe the Towers are much more social. I like Centennial because it allows for socialization but is always not too busy everywhere.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I always feel very safe on campus, even after dark. Security is always around and there are many blue lights. I have not really heard of crime on campus.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: There are a few malls and restaurants around and there is a little to do but sometimes you do feel cooped up without a car. However there is always something going on or happening at the school and most students are very friendly towards others.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing is fine. Freshman housing is average, but other dorm rooms are a lot better. The apartments are really nice, and townhouses are decent. Campus town will be a nice addition too, but those apartments are expensive.

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2 College Sophomore

Local Area: Basically live in a bubble. If you don't have a car there's really nothing to do or anywhere to go to.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus police when you need them are there very quickly. I had a panic attack one night that I almost blacked out from and they were at my door within minutes.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The frats pretty much suck, besides PhiAD. They're the only guys that will actually treat you like a real person when you go their parties, rather than just try to hook up with you. The sororities can be weird, but the ones that are seen as the not as "popular" sororities are honestly cool. There are stupid stereotypes with each that at times are true with certain people, but overall the stereotypes are stupid. There's a weird mentality with some people that are in greek life that identify with it too much and it can be pretty annoying.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: The football team sucks, soccer is okay. The track team is really good, and girls field hockey is too.

1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Honestly I really regret going to this school. Education-wise, I'm really happy. They have great teachers and great classroom environments. However, the social scene sucks. The school feels like a bubble, and it's really hard to find things to do if you're not in greek life – and I don't think you should have to join greek because it's your only option for meeting people. For the most part people are pretty nice, but there definitely is a disadvantage to being a girl not in a sorority. If you are going to go here just for the education, then it's good. But as an overall college experience, I do not recommend.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: If you make the most of your experience and find the right resources, people are willing to help you get the most out of your time at TCNJ and getting experience elsewhere to set you up for your future.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a good amount of places to eat off campus. There's a ton of restaurants off of US-1 to eat at, and Princeton is 15 minutes away from campus to and has good food places there if you wanna spend a little more money.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Parties honestly are crap. For the most part it's sweaty frat basements where you just get grinded on. I don't like going out unless I'm with friends I know will take care of me, and guys basically only talk to you when you go out t get with you.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Every now and then you get a bad teacher, but for the most part the teachers are great. They really care about their students and are always reasonable and willing to help. The small class environments are awesome and your teachers actually get to know you which helps

4 College Freshman

Majors: The business program is strong at TCNJ, #1 in New Jersey even ahead of the Rutgers-New Brunswick program. Also, the Dean of Business is involved and there are always events to keep us interested.

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Success at TCNJ is a matter of personal motivation and work. Thus, it is appropriate to say that a student gets what he or she makes of it. There are excellent professors at TCNJ, abundant resources, and a student-centered atmosphere ripe for the picking. Opportunities to study abroad, great lab materials, and helpful advisers among other things make TCNJ stand out as a top school in the state of New Jersey. While it is mainly academic- and achievement-oriented, TCNJ offers plenty of opportunities for networking and socialization.

The school's curriculum and comprehensive, student-focused professorial approach not only gives students the information they need, but it also helps them develop expanded skills to digest important information and engage in a dialogue. The information in classes is engaging and important to the student's life—not just a matter of memorization. This conceptual understanding is underlined by the emphasis on students pushing hard and learning topics on their own, in addition to classwork. While each college caters to a personality, any student can adapt to the TCNJ ethic. The school's style of education helps tremendously and allows for new perspectives on matters in life. It is truly not just an academic experience, but one of maturation and character development.

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