New Jersey City University (NJCU) opened in 1929 as the New Jersey State Normal School. It was the first three-year teacher training college in the United States. In the 1950s the school became accredited to award degrees, and in the 1960s it developed into a liberal arts college. It became a university and adopted its present name in 1988.
NJCU offers the lowest tuition fees of any public university in the State of New Jersey.
Academics at New Jersey City are divided into the School of Business, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education and the College of Professional Studies. Over 40 undergraduate programmes, 25 graduate programmes and several doctoral programmes are offered at the university.
In 2016 the university launched its Center for the Arts, a hub for film, music, theatre and literature activities on campus. The centre hosts a wide variety of events from recitals to gallery installations.
NCJU opened with 331 students from the Hudson Valley, one of whom was male. Today the university has students from around the globe and a mix of men and women.
A support system is in place for students with particular needs, such as veterans and international students.
The NJCU campus is located in Jersey City, home of several museums, historical sites and a yearly Shakespeare festival. In addition, New York City is just 20 minutes away by public transport, giving access to one of the liveliest and most exciting cities on the planet at an affordable living cost.