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If you’re thinking of sending your teen to a New Jersey college or university, WalletHub just released its Best Colleges & Universities Rankings report for 2022 to help college-bound seniors make their decisions.

WalletHub compared more than 1,000 higher education institutions in the U.S. based on 30 key measures grouped into seven categories, such as Student Selectivity, Cost & Financing and Career Outcomes. The data set ranges from student-faculty ratio to graduation rate to post-attendance median salary.

Here are the top 10 colleges and universities in NJ according to the study:

  1. Princeton University
  2. Stevens Institute of Technology
  3. Rutgers University-New Brunswick
  4. The College of New Jersey
  5. New Jersey Institute of Technology
  6. Rutgers University- Newark
  7. Rutgers University- Camden
  8. Ramapo College of New Jersey
  9. Stockton University
  10. Seton Hall University

The study also ranked the Best Colleges & Universities Overall which encompasses all of the U.S., and NJ was in the spotlight with Princeton University taking the #2 spot. Stevens Institute of Technology was #79 on the list. Rutgers University-New Brunswick ranked #95 and College of New Jersey came in at #120.

WalletHub also ranked colleges, known for being smaller institutions, and universities which often offer a wider variety of academic and social options, separately.

Click here to explore all of the rankings and to see which schools had the highest and lowest admission rates, which ones had the highest and lowest graduation rates, which ones were ranked as the safest and least safe and which schools left students with the most and least amount of debt upon graduation.