Best Colleges in New Jersey

Higher Education Along the Jersey Shore

Small in size but big in college education

New Jersey is home to 66 higher education institutions, including research universities, 8 state colleges, and 14 private schools. Home to one prestigious Ivy League school, New Jersey was the first to open a university prior to the American Revolution. This is where the serious students go, as there is a wide array of technological and medical schools, along with a lot of regal history rooted in New Jersey education. Popular majors include science, technology, elementary education, and business administration. Graduates go on to work at great corporations like Atlantic Aircraft, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Buy Buy Baby, and Mutual Benefit Life Insurance.

There are plenty of ways to kick up your heels on the weekends in New Jersey. With cherry blossoms, lakes, and a multitude of beaches to enjoy, New Jersey is home to popular hot spots like Atlantic City and Asbury Park. Take a jaunt on a few campuses for some amazing history, and stop in at one of many award-winning wineries. Be sure to stop by the Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell or the Copper Mine Pub in North Arlington for great drinks and plenty of company. New Jersey is always guaranteed to deliver on great times and great education. www.nj.gov Wikipedia, "Companies_based_in_New Jersey" http://newyork.cbslocal.com/guide/new-jerseys-5-best-craft-beer-bars/

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Best Four Year Universities in New Jersey

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Princeton University Princeton, NJ

Princeton University offers 130 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 2,276 students graduated with students earning 1,360 Bachelor's degrees, 528 Master's degrees, and 388 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 28 Reviews
2 Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, NJ

Stevens Institute of Technology offers 128 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 2,501 students graduated with students earning 1,365 Master's degrees, 579 Bachelor's degrees, 498 Certificates degrees, and 59 Doctoral degrees.

3 The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ

The College of New Jersey offers 83 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 2,331 students graduated with students earning 1,678 Bachelor's degrees, 375 Master's degrees, and 278 Certificates degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
4 New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ

New Jersey Institute of Technology offers 99 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a large city. In 2015, 2,731 students graduated with students earning 1,419 Bachelor's degrees, 1,161 Master's degrees, 81 Certificates degrees, and 70 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
5 Ramapo College of New Jersey Mahwah, NJ

Ramapo College of New Jersey offers 44 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 1,366 students graduated with students earning 1,258 Bachelor's degrees, and 108 Master's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
6 Rowan University Glassboro, NJ

Rowan University offers 91 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 3,884 students graduated with students earning 2,809 Bachelor's degrees, 591 Master's degrees, 468 Doctoral degrees, and 16 Certificates degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
7 Rutgers University-New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ

Rutgers University-New Brunswick offers 381 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 12,450 students graduated with students earning 7,908 Bachelor's degrees, 2,935 Master's degrees, 1,363 Doctoral degrees, 151 Associate's degrees, and 93 Certificates degrees.

Based on 96 Reviews
8 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ

Seton Hall University offers 175 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 2,824 students graduated with students earning 1,362 Bachelor's degrees, 1,024 Master's degrees, 358 Doctoral degrees, and 80 Certificates degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
9 Rider University Lawrenceville, NJ

Rider University offers 103 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 1,588 students graduated with students earning 1,059 Bachelor's degrees, 415 Master's degrees, 107 Certificates degrees, and 7 Associate's degrees.

10 Drew University Madison, NJ

Drew University offers 55 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 588 students graduated with students earning 337 Bachelor's degrees, 134 Master's degrees, 86 Doctoral degrees, and 31 Certificates degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews

Best Community Colleges in New Jersey

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Eastwick College-Ramsey Ramsey, NJ

Eastwick College-Ramsey offers 11 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 534 students graduated with students earning 388 Associate's degrees, and 146 Certificates degrees.

2 Ocean County College Toms River, NJ

Ocean County College offers 39 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 1,617 students graduated with students earning 1,555 Associate's degrees, and 62 Certificates degrees.

3 Rowan College at Burlington County Pemberton, NJ

Rowan College at Burlington County offers 62 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 1,380 students graduated with students earning 1,331 Associate's degrees, and 49 Certificates degrees.

4 County College of Morris Randolph, NJ

County College of Morris offers 38 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 1,249 students graduated with students earning 1,245 Associate's degrees, and 4 Certificates degrees.

5 Brookdale Community College Lincroft, NJ

Brookdale Community College offers 48 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 2,136 students graduated with students earning 2,086 Associate's degrees, and 50 Certificates degrees.

6 Union County College Cranford, NJ

Union County College offers 54 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 1,636 students graduated with students earning 1,504 Associate's degrees, and 132 Certificates degrees.

7 Rowan College at Gloucester County Sewell, NJ

Rowan College at Gloucester County offers 51 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 959 students graduated with students earning 897 Associate's degrees, and 62 Certificates degrees.

8 Middlesex County College Edison, NJ

Middlesex County College offers 77 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 1,687 students graduated with students earning 1,629 Associate's degrees, and 58 Certificates degrees.

9 Raritan Valley Community College Branchburg, NJ

Raritan Valley Community College offers 84 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 1,313 students graduated with students earning 1,191 Associate's degrees, and 122 Certificates degrees.

10 Bergen Community College Paramus, NJ

Bergen Community College offers 66 Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 2,571 students graduated with students earning 2,461 Associate's degrees, and 110 Certificates degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Princeton University Princeton University Princeton, NJ
5/5
9 : 1 8,138
Stevens Institute of Technology Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, NJ
5/5
20 : 1 6,359
The College of New Jersey The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ
4/5
15 : 1 7,406
New Jersey Institute of Technology New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ
4/5
22 : 1 11,325
Ramapo College of New Jersey Ramapo College of New Jersey Mahwah, NJ
3/5
21 : 1 6,026
Rowan University Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
3/5
19 : 1 16,155
Rutgers University-New Brunswick Rutgers University-New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
3/5
13 : 1 49,428
Seton Hall University Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
5/5
15 : 1 9,824
Rider University Rider University Lawrenceville, NJ
5/5
15 : 1 5,069
Drew University Drew University Madison, NJ
5/5
12 : 1 2,082
Monmouth University Monmouth University West Long Branch, NJ
5/5
17 : 1 6,394
Stockton University Stockton University Galloway, NJ
3/5
22 : 1 8,674
Saint Peter's University Saint Peter's University Jersey City, NJ
5/5
19 : 1 3,406
Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham Madison, NJ
5/5
14 : 1 3,394
Caldwell University Caldwell University Caldwell, NJ
5/5
16 : 1 2,138
Rutgers University-Newark Rutgers University-Newark Newark, NJ
3/5
19 : 1 11,720
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus Teaneck, NJ
5/5
21 : 1 8,652
Rutgers University-Camden Rutgers University-Camden Camden, NJ
3/5
16 : 1 6,408
Centenary College Centenary College Hackettstown, NJ
5/5
19 : 1 2,284
Kean University Kean University Union, NJ
3/5
21 : 1 14,112
Montclair State University Montclair State University Montclair, NJ
3/5
21 : 1 20,465
William Paterson University of New Jersey William Paterson University of New Jersey Wayne, NJ
3/5
17 : 1 10,862
Georgian Court University Georgian Court University Lakewood, NJ
5/5
16 : 1 2,122
New Jersey City University New Jersey City University Jersey City, NJ
3/5
19 : 1 8,237
College of Saint Elizabeth College of Saint Elizabeth Morristown, NJ
5/5
15 : 1 1,247

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