Best New Jersey Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in New Jersey for 2020

There are 60 colleges and universities in New Jersey enrolling 451,991 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, The College of New Jersey, Stevens Institute of Technology and Rutgers University New Brunswick. The highest ranked college in New Jersey is Princeton University and the top rated public state college is The College of New Jersey.

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

60 results found

List of the Best New Jersey Colleges

Princeton University
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Princeton, NJ
Princeton University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 8,374enrollment
  • $16,302net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1570SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA
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The College of New Jersey
N
Ewing, NJ
The College of New Jersey

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 7,686enrollment
  • $22,894net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1350SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.29*Avg GPA
Stevens Institute of Technology
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Hoboken, NJ
Stevens Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 6,929enrollment
  • $38,469net price
  • 41%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1480SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.85*Avg GPA
Rutgers University New Brunswick
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New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University New Brunswick

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 50,254enrollment
  • $16,016net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1410SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.3*Avg GPA
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Rutgers University New Brunswick
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New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University New Brunswick

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 50,254enrollment
  • $16,016net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1410SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.3*Avg GPA
New Jersey Institute of Technology
N
Newark, NJ
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 11,423enrollment
  • $17,972net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1380SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.68*Avg GPA
Seton Hall University
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South Orange, NJ
Seton Hall University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 10,162enrollment
  • $28,700net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1310SAT range
  • 24-28ACT range
  • 3.6*Avg GPA
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Ramapo College of New Jersey
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Mahwah, NJ
Ramapo College of New Jersey

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 6,174enrollment
  • $16,568net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1240SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.27Avg GPA
Rutgers University Newark
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Newark, NJ
Rutgers University Newark

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 13,451enrollment
  • $12,020net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1190SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.23*Avg GPA
Rowan University
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Glassboro, NJ
Rowan University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 19,465enrollment
  • $19,246net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1220SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
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Rider University
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Lawrenceville, NJ
Rider University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 4,824enrollment
  • $30,028net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1190SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Rutgers University Camden
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Camden, NJ
Rutgers University Camden

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 7,171enrollment
  • $12,399net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1180SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.23*Avg GPA
Monmouth University
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West Long Branch, NJ
Monmouth University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 6,167enrollment
  • $31,300net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1250SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
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Montclair State University
M
Montclair, NJ
Montclair State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 21,115enrollment
  • $15,224net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 990-1170SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
R
Galloway, NJ
 
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 9,621enrollment
  • $14,292net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1190SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.32*Avg GPA
Caldwell College
C
Caldwell, NJ
 
Caldwell College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 2,189enrollment
  • $17,857net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 960-1150SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA
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Georgian Court University
G
Lakewood, NJ
 
Georgian Court University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 2,458enrollment
  • $25,093net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 940-1130SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Saint Peter's College
S
Jersey City, NJ
 
Saint Peter's College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 3,452enrollment
  • $13,377net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 940-1120SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.06Avg GPA