New Jersey Magazine

2015-2016

Going to College in New Jersey. A magazine for college-bound students in New Jersey. Features colleges and universities in New Jersey.

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7 GOING TO COLLEGE IN NEW JERSEY • WWW.HESAA.ORG • 1-609-584-4480 WHY GO TO COLLEGE IN NEW JERSEY The reasons to select a New Jersey college or university are virtually endless, and the schools available to you are as varied as your interests. When researching colleges, consider your own needs first. Do you prefer small classes or large ones? Is a bustling urban location what you desire, or perhaps you would rather learn tucked away in a more rural setting? Are athletics, social activities or clubs important? No matter what your personal prefer- ences, you need look no further than your home state to find the college that's right for you. Going to College in New Jersey fea- tures profiles of our 56 colleges and univer- sities to give you greater insight into aca- demic opportunities and campus life in the Garden State. It's also important to think about your career goals when considering colleges. New Jersey's college graduates are competitive and pre- pared to pursue a profession or further study. Quality programs range from the arts to the high-tech. See pages 67 to 72 for a listing of degree programs available at schools in our state. The cost of college may be a consideration in your search. However, college is a wise investment in your future. Statistics show that college graduates can expect to earn twice as much or more than those who lack a degree. In addition, New Jersey is commit- ted to ensuring college access and affordabil- ity. Nearly one-third of New Jersey's full- time college students receive need-based aid. There are also merit scholarships for high-achieving students and highly afford- able student loan programs. Once you determine which schools interest you, be sure to write, phone, visit their web sites or take a tour. With so many options available, you only need to decide which New Jersey college or univer- sity suits you best. "Nearly one-third of New Jersey full-time college students receive need-based aid."

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