Contact an Admissions Counselor

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A message from the Director of Admissions:

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Jose Balda, Director of University Admissions, New Jersey City University

Welcome, and thank you for considering New Jersey City University in your college search.

Earning a college degree requires personal sacrifice with the realization that the results will transform your future for yourself and for your family.  Our office is here to support your exploration of the countless opportunities available to you at NJCU.

I would personally like to invite you to engage with us. To make sure you can get all of your questions answered, we have appointed an Admissions Counselor for your area. I encourage you to reach out and introduce yourself, so we can support you through this exciting and important time in your life. You can also schedule a campus visit  to explore our campus and learn more about NJCU in person.

As an NJCU alum, I know exactly how transformative an NJCU education can be. I look forward to meeting you and showing you how NJCU can help you become your best.


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Schedule a Virtual Appointment with an Admissions Counselor

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Choose a counselor from the list below based on your county in NJ or the type of student you will be applying as.

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Meet the Admissions Counselors

Our First-Year Admissions Team is dedicated to your success. If you have questions on the application process or next steps, please feel free to reach out for assistance. 

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Krystal Aguilar (she/her)

Coordinator of Campus Tours & Admissions Ambassador Program

Contact Info: 201-200-3506; kaguilar2@njcu.edu 

Hobbies: Teaching dance, reading, makeup

Specialties: Coordinator of Campus Tours & Admissions Ambassador Program

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Why NJCU? NJCU sets no boundary for students and allows them to be their authentic selves.


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Arturo Arana

Admissions Counselor

Contact Info: 201-200-2449; aarana@njcu.edu 

Hobbies: Traveling, playing soccer, and spending time with family

Territories: Hudson County

Why NJCU? NJCU has provided me with the opportunity to continue to grow personally and professionally. As an Admissions Counselor at NJCU, I take pride in serving as a resource for prospective students as they embark and go through the college search and application process. As an Admissions Counselor at NJCU, I take pride in serving as a resource for prospective students as they embark and go through the college search and application process.


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Sonya Brown

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Contact Info:  201-200-3234; sbrown@njcu.edu  

Hobbies: Reading

Specialties: Processing

Languages Spoken: English

Why NJCU? NJCU's faculty and staff make you feel like your part of a family that is dedicated to your success. 


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Kelly Francisco

Admissions Counselor

Contact Info: 201-200-2137; kfrancisco@njcu.edu 

Hobbies: Spending time with my family. 

Territories: Union, Bergen, Morris, Northern Passaic, Sussex, Warren, & Hunterdon Counties

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Why NJCU? NJCU is the place that taught me everything I know today. It has been a home away from home for me. 


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Rafael F. Gajilan

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Contact Info: 201-200-3234; rgajilan@njcu.edu

Hobbies: Camping, snowboarding, and golf

Specialties: Processing

Languages Spoken: English

Why NJCU? As an alumni and staff member, NJCU has always have that welcoming feeling. In addition, as a Veteran, we have one of the greatest Military and Veteran Services in the nation.


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Cassandra Gomez

Admissions Counselor & EOF Liaison

Contact Info:  201-200-3226; cgomez6@njcu.edu  

Hobbies: I love to dance, workout, and practice self-care

Territories/Specialties: Essex & Passaic County/ EOF Liaison

Languages Spoken: English

Why NJCU? I enjoy presenting to prospective students as well as sharing my personal experiences as a former student. I stress the importance of furthering their education, and provide them with resources and information, while encouraging them to believe in themselves. I am committed to serving the campus community by upholding the University motto, “Enter to learn, Exit to serve”.


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Stacey Kanga

Associate Director of University Admissions

Contact Info: 201-200-3234; skanga@njcu.edu

Specialties: Processing

Languages Spoken: English

Why NJCU? NJCU offers a high quality education at an affordable price.


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Huyen Le (she/her)

Admissions Counselor, Scholarship Coordinator

Contact Info: 201-200-3379; hle2@njcu.edu

Hobbies: Riding my bicycle, cooking and playing video games 

Specialties: Re-admit, International Freshmen & Transfer Admissions Counselor

Languages Spoken: English and Vietnamese

Why NJCU?  I want to give back to the school that helped me achieve my goals.


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Nadine Muhammad

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Contact Info: 201-200-3234; nmuhammad@njcu.edu

Hobbies: Reading, volleyball, and music

Specialties: Processing

Languages Spoken: English

Why NJCU? NJCU has always been an amazing school; working here for over 30 years I have witnessed the many positive changes and great academic programs available for all students.


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Michelle Rhodes

Operations

Contact Info:  201-200-3234; admissions@njcu.edu  

Hobbies: Reading; Listening to music and singing

Specialties: Processing

Languages Spoken: English

Why NJCU? The commitment that the faculty and staff have towards helping the students succeed.


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Carlos Tejeda

Admissions Counselor & Athletics Liaison

Contact Info:  201-200-3580; ctejedaurena@njcu.edu 

Hobbies: Baseball and music    

Specialties/Territories: Somerset, Camden, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Salem, Gloucester, Middlesex Counties; Athletic Liaison 

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Why NJCU? The diversity of our student body.