TCNJ offers excellent quality academics in almost every field of interest. Small class sizes allow for individual attention and guidance from professors, while equipment, such as lab materials and computer programs, provides additional help. The TCNJ writing center and tutors are available throughout the semester; however, students are advised to plan ahead and register for tutoring before the semester starts—tutoring is done on a weekly basis as a part of a semester-long program, and thus, spots are quickly filled. TCNJ offers programs in finance, economics, biology, chemistry, marketing, management, psychology, nursing, sociology, engineering (civil, mechanical, biomedical), philosophy, political science, women and gender studies, statistics, math, history, foreign language, education, accounting, physics, and more. Popular majors include biology, psychology, and education. TCNJ provides excellent academic training for future teachers and is known as one of the better teaching colleges in the nation.
Due to rising standards of admission, TCNJ attracts some of the best students in the state and surrounding areas. This creates an academic environment that is characterized by drive, hard work, and competition. TCNJ's academic programs are demanding and fast-paced, bringing out the best in hardworking students.