New Jersey City University Housing and Nearby Apartments


New Jersey City University is primarily a commuter's school, with only four percent of students living in on-campus housing. The residences being constructed on the West Campus should change that, but for now NJCU on-campus housing accommodates approximately 260 undergraduate students within three residence halls. On-campus housing is limited to Co-Op Hall, a traditional dormitory which is designed to fit 100 new-to-campus undergraduates, whether freshman or transfer students; the centrally-located Vodra Hall, where 102 upper-class students live in suit-style accommodations; and University Apartments, technically situated off-campus, across Kennedy Boulevard, where 57 or so upper-class students (who must also be at least 21 years old), live in two- or three-bedroom apartments. For thousands of other NJCU students and faculty, off-campus housing is the only option available. In addition to Jersey City rental apartments, Urban Edge also has homes in any number of nearby cities and suburban towns, such as Bayonne, Hoboken and, of course, Manhattan and other parts of New York City, just a PATH train ride away across the Hudson River.

About New Jersey City University

In one form or another, New Jersey City University has been a presence in this, the second most populous city in the state, since its inception in 1929 as the New Jersey State Normal School. There have been several name changes over the decades, as the institution has grown in size and expanded in its range of offerings: in 1935 it was renamed the New Jersey State Teachers College, in 1958 the Jersey City State College, ten years later the Liberal Arts College, and, finally, in 1998, it earned the title of University that it carries today. Located in Jersey City's vibrant West Side district, New Jersey City University serves some 6,500 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students, both full- and part-time, with most of facilities comfortably situated on the 57-acre Kennedy Boulevard campus. The oldest building here is the Gothic Hepburn Hall, which, because of it's classic "college" appearance, has become a symbol of the school, and will be instantly recognizable to anyone who has ever seen a NJCU poster or brochure. Other signature NJCU edifices include the seven-story Arts and Sciences building, designed by architect Michael Graves, standing right in the center of campus, and known to students as "the Crayola building" (or the "K Building") because of its color-block facade. The University's Fine Arts building on Culver Avenue is another New Jersey City University landmark, with its Maya Lin sculpture in the entrance garden area. There are several additional NJCU facilities beyond the main campus, including space along the lovely Jersey City Waterfront area, in the Harborside Financial Center. And construction has begun on the so-called "West Campus", which will someday be home to academic buildings, residences, retail space, parking lots, and a University Promenade. When completed, this will more than double the the total size of the NJCU campus. New Jersey City University offers 43 undergraduate degree and major programs, and 27 graduate degree and diploma programs, the most popular of which include Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, General Psychology; Business Administration and Management; Accounting; and Corrections and Criminal Justice. Scroll down to view apartments near New Jersey City University.