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We’ve long felt that TCNJ has a special warmth that permeates the college. Is it just our imagination? No, the helpful vibe is real, a survey commissioned by TCNJ showed, confirming this sensibility is far more tangible here than at our peer colleges. That means it’s lived daily from students on up. We’re here to cheer each other on.

Take the Hi Road at TCNJ Take the Hi Road A full two-thirds of our undergraduates say they’ve formed close relationships with faculty, and half describe them as mentors. That speaks volumes about TCNJ’s exceptional academic approach in which students — whose professors engage with and are personally accessible to them—are more likely to experience transformative growth. Everyday TCNJ: The School of Business’ Abet Carbonilla helps a startup bag $30K in funding. Faculty-Student Collaboration

When it comes to academics, this culture of caring sparks remarkable results

Working side by side with professors who mentor you leads to a stronger sense of your own identity, often gained through publishing and presenting work at professional conferences. What’s more, a mentor who’s happy to give you a reference can boost your chances on the job market and with graduate schools.

Slide It all starts with a 'Hi': At TCNJ, students find the partnerships, mentors, and encouragement they need to achieve great things — often even before graduation. #18

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working together for eight weeks at the annual Mentored Undergraduate Summer Experience
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TCNJ staff member working with students Hi Frequency TCNJ staff — from those at the Center for Student Success to the Department of Recreation and Wellness to the Office for Leadership — are boss at boost culture and worth visiting regularly. They’re central to academic success. Same goes for classmates you’ll meet from Day One, and they tend to be available at all hours. EOF Academic Support Advising Resources Center for Student Success

Your friends here boost your shot at developing a nimble intellectual life with purpose

With sharp, affable people like you who feel drawn to TCNJ, how could they not? Small class size ups the chances that you’ll acquire inspiring friends from all corners of the campus. We already know some of these friendships will be life-changing. For total immersion, Honors and Community-Engaged Learning students live together in program-specific environments.

Slide tcnj classmates Research and creative collaborations, leadership training, peer-mentor pairings, and honor societies of all stripes — including Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious — are a few more ways we bring you and your classmates together.

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