About the Metro Area

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About the Metro Area

About the Area

NJCU students enjoy one of the world's most exciting metropolitan regions. The University's Jersey City home and proximity to Newark, Hoboken, and New York City ensure that the NJCU experience is uniquely vibrant, brimming with academic, professional, cultural, and recreational opportunities.

  • Jersey City is a close-knit community of diverse neighborhoods that combines the best of urban culture, history, and some of the state's finest parks and recreation areas.

  • New York City is just three miles from the NJCU campus, offering students access to the world's finest visual and performing arts, entertainment, sporting, and cultural events as well as endless opportunities for cooperative education and internships.
  • Hoboken is a thriving center of trend-setting music and art, casual and fine dining, and retail and boutique shopping.
  • Newark offers diverse culinary experiences as well as festivals, parades, and world-class museums and performing arts venues. In addition, Newark is home to the Weequahic Park Golf Course and the Newark Bears baseball team.

Public transportation, including bus service, light rail, and PATH rail connects NJCU students to all of the excitement of the region.