When it comes to education, New Jersey has some of the best colleges and universities in the nation. According to US News & World Report’s rankings of 1,500 schools released this week, 10 NJ schools made the cut.

For the 12th year in a row, Princeton University took the top spot on the list. The other schools in the top 100 included Rutgers New Brunswick, which tied for 55th, Stevens Institute of Technology, which tied for 83rd and New Jersey Institute of Technology which tied for the 97th spot. Rutgers was ranked 19th in the nation when it came to public universities (that’s up from 23rd last year).

Here are the 10 universities that made the prestigious list:

Princeton (ranked 1)
Rutgers New Brunswick (ranked 55*)
Stevens Institute of Technology (ranked 83*)
New Jersey Institute of Technology (ranked 97*)
Rutgers Newark (ranked 115*)
Rutgers Camden (ranked 127*)
Seton Hall University (ranked 137*)
Stockton University (ranked 182*)
Montclair State University (ranked 182*)
Rowan University (ranked 194*)

*Schools with (*) tied.

Niche also called out many NJ schools in its 2023 Best College Rankings. Check out the top 15 NJ schools that made the list along with the grades they were given by the website:

  1. Princeton University, A+
  2. Rutgers University–New Brunswick, A
  3. Stevens Institute of Technology, A-
  4. The College of New Jersey, A-
  5. Rutgers University–Newark, B+
  6. New Jersey Institute of Technology, B+
  7. Seton Hall University, B+
  8. Monmouth University, B
  9. Rowan University, B
  10. Montclair State University, B
  11. Saint Elizabeth University, B
  12. Rutgers University–Camden, B
  13. William Paterson University, B
  14. Stockton University, B
  15. Ramapo College, B

Niche looked at factors including academics, campus, food and diversity to come up with their rankings.

Princeton University, which consistently ranks as the top school in NJ and in some surveys the entire nation, recently announced that tuition will be free for families that make under $100,000. Previously, families earning under 65,000 were covered with full financial aid.  Yearly tuition at Princeton U. is nearly $80,0000. Students that start school in fall 2023 will be the first to benefit from the new financial setup.

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