Essex County College


Highest Degree Offered: Associates

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: New Jersey


Essex County College is an open-door public community college that is committed to providing quality educational programs and life-long learning activities at the most affordable cost. The College is open to students with a wide variety of backgrounds and abilities. We take pride in the richness of our diversity and our nurturing atmosphere, which encourages people who otherwise might not aspire to higher education to enroll and excel.

The main campus is located in the heart of University Heights in Newark, New Jersey. Our urban campus covers three city blocks and houses high tech classrooms with advanced teaching modalities and state-of-the-art laboratories.

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 12318

Undergraduate Students: 12318
Faculty: 118

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 104:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 104:1

Contact Information

303 University Ave
Newark New Jersey 7102


Main Email:

Main Phone: 973-877-3000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Zee Kassa
Enrollment Services Director , Enrollment Services

Transfer Services Contact:
Rabia Rashed
Student Services Representative, Enrollment Services
973.877.3009 [ ]

International Admissions Contact:
Aja Riley
Student Services Representative, Enrollment Services

Athletics Contact:
Melvin Knight
Athletics Director, Athletics Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Minimum GPA is not required for admissions but if you have a relatively high GPA you may be eligible for some scholarships.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
A minimum grade of "C" is required for a course to be transferable.

Credits (Min/Max):
To graduate, transfer students must complete at least half their major course requirements and half their total credits at Essex County College.

Test Scores for Applying:

Letters of Recommendation Required:

Essay(s) required:

Application Fee:
A $25.00 non-refundable Application Fee is required.

Other Requirements:
Any transfer student who has not taken the required placement examination in the last three years and does not transfer credits for college level mathematics and English composition must take the placement examination.

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Transfer Statistics

Transfer-Out Rate for Community Colleges:

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Tuition and Fees – In-State:

Total Cost – In-State:

Note on Costs:

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Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
There are two types of financial aid to receive from Essex, Federal and State Aid, please visit this site for more information: (

Special Programs


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