To identify the Best Colleges in New Jersey for 2019 we averaged the results from the most respected college ranking systems (Niche.com + US News & World Report) from around the web to produce an entirely unique CollegeReviews Score for each school. And then ordered the schools based on that ranking. You won’t find a more exhaustive ranking of the best colleges and universities in New Jersey anywhere.

New Jersey has more than 200 colleges and universities. Prestigious Ivy League school Princeton University is probably the most selective and competitive of the New Jersey colleges. And Princeton joins top-ranked, large, public option Rutgers University,

Newark as two schools that were established before the Declaration of Independence. Also nationally recognized are New Jersey Institute of Technology, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Stockton University and The College of New Jersey. Private school Drew University has also received recognition as being one of the top New Jersey colleges.

There’s no shortage of community colleges in New Jersey either. The New Jersey County Colleges system encompasses 60 campuses throughout the state including Middlesex County College, Union County College and Essex County College.

Regional Information about New Jersey

Regional Information About New Jersey
Major Cities: Newark, Jersey city, Patterson
Attractions: Atlantic City and The Boardwalk, Old Victorian Cape May, Liberty State Park
Cost of Living: Best Places New Jersey Cost of Living
Popular Schools: Princeton University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Rutgers University – New Brunswick.

About Our Methodology

Our methodology for determining the best colleges in New Jersey takes both editorial rankings from US News & World Report, Times Higher Education and combines it with student rankings from Niche.com. We weight student rankings higher giving them about a 80% weighted score vs editorial rankings. Thus creating a more accurate viewpoint of the best colleges in any given state.

  1. Princeton University
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  2. Stevens Institute of Technology
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  3. Rutgers University - New Brunswick
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  4. The College of New Jersey
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  5. Rutgers University - Newark
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  6. Seton Hall University
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  7. New Jersey Institute of Technology
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  8. Rutgers University - Camden
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  9. Monmouth University
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  10. Drew University
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  11. Stockton University
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  12. Rowan University
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  13. Montclair State University
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  14. Ramapo College of New Jersey
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  15. William Paterson University of New Jersey
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  16. Kean University
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  17. Rider University
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  18. Saint Peter's University
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  19. Fairleigh Dickinson University - College at Florham
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  20. College of Saint Elizabeth
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