Best New Jersey Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in New Jersey for 2022

There are 60 colleges and universities in New Jersey enrolling 431,044 students. Explore the list of top colleges in New Jersey below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in New Jersey offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

 New Jersey is home to nationally ranked institutions like Princeton University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Rutgers University New Brunswick and Rutgers University New Brunswick. The highest ranked college in New Jersey is Princeton University and the top rated public state college is Rutgers University New Brunswick.

Local college options can be explored in Newark and Jersey City or other cities.


60 results

List of the Best New Jersey Colleges

Princeton University
P
Princeton, NJ
Princeton University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 7,853enrollment
  • $18,685net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1570SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Stevens Institute of Technology
S
Hoboken, NJ
Stevens Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 7,257enrollment
  • $40,303net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1320-1480SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Rutgers University New Brunswick
R
New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University New Brunswick

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 50,411enrollment
  • $17,835net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1410SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.3Estimated Avg GPA

Rutgers University New Brunswick
R
New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University New Brunswick

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 50,411enrollment
  • $17,835net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1410SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.3Estimated Avg GPA

The College of New Jersey
N
Ewing, NJ
The College of New Jersey

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 7,783enrollment
  • $24,617net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1320SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.29Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

New Jersey Institute of Technology
N
Newark, NJ
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 11,652enrollment
  • $18,328net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1390SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Seton Hall University
S
South Orange, NJ
Seton Hall University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 9,814enrollment
  • $33,652net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1310SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Ramapo College of New Jersey
R
Mahwah, NJ
Ramapo College of New Jersey

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 6,042enrollment
  • $17,286net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1220SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Rowan University
R
Glassboro, NJ
Rowan University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 19,678enrollment
  • $24,810net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1250SAT range
  • 20-28ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Rider University
R
Lawrenceville, NJ
Rider University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 4,636enrollment
  • $29,396net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1220SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 15

Rutgers University Newark
R
Newark, NJ
Rutgers University Newark

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 13,231enrollment
  • $13,832net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1170SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.23Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 15

Rutgers University Camden
R
Camden, NJ
Rutgers University Camden

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 7,076enrollment
  • $15,381net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 980-1170SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.23Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 15

Monmouth University
M
West Long Branch, NJ
Monmouth University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 5,674enrollment
  • $31,594net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1210SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.53Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
R
Galloway, NJ
 
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 9,893enrollment
  • $20,526net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1013-1190SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.55Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 15

Centenary University
C
Hackettstown, NJ
Centenary University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 1,629enrollment
  • $21,044net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 895-1100SAT range
  • 15-22ACT range
  • 3.23Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Caldwell University
C
Caldwell, NJ
 
Caldwell University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 2,274enrollment
  • $19,664net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 920-1110SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 30

Georgian Court University
G
Lakewood, NJ
Georgian Court University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 2,231enrollment
  • $20,736net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 940-1138SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Kean University
K
Union, NJ
Kean University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 14,064enrollment
  • $17,401net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 920-1100SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA

Applications Due May 31