Best New Jersey Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in New Jersey for 2021

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

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

  • 8,374enrollment
  • $18,712net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA
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
  • $23,945net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1360SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.29*Avg GPA
Stevens Institute of Technology
S
Hoboken, NJ
Stevens Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 6,929enrollment
  • $40,770net price
  • 40%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1500SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.85*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

  • 50,254enrollment
  • $16,873net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1430SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.3*Avg GPA
Rutgers University New Brunswick
R
New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University New Brunswick

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 50,254enrollment
  • $16,873net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1430SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.3*Avg GPA
Seton Hall University
S
South Orange, NJ
Seton Hall University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 10,162enrollment
  • $30,909net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1330SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.6*Avg GPA
New Jersey Institute of Technology
N
Newark, NJ
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 11,423enrollment
  • $18,359net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1390SAT range
  • 24-31ACT range
  • 3.68*Avg GPA
Ramapo College of New Jersey
R
Mahwah, NJ
Ramapo College of New Jersey

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 6,174enrollment
  • $16,823net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1230SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.27Avg GPA
Rowan University
R
Glassboro, NJ
Rowan University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 19,465enrollment
  • $22,805net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1270SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Rider University
R
Lawrenceville, NJ
Rider University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 4,824enrollment
  • $29,122net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1210SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Rutgers University Newark
R
Newark, NJ
Rutgers University Newark

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 13,451enrollment
  • $11,981net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1200SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.23*Avg GPA
Rutgers University Camden
R
Camden, NJ
Rutgers University Camden

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 7,171enrollment
  • $13,844net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 980-1170SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 3.23*Avg GPA
Monmouth University
M
West Long Branch, NJ
Monmouth University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 6,167enrollment
  • $30,945net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1240SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
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

  • 9,621enrollment
  • $17,815net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.32*Avg GPA
Montclair State University
M
Montclair, NJ
Montclair State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 21,115enrollment
  • $15,890net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 990-1180SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Centenary College
C
Hackettstown, NJ
 
Centenary College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 1,802enrollment
  • $22,221net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 938-1148SAT range
  • 15-25ACT range
  • 3.23*Avg GPA
College of Saint Elizabeth
S
Morristown, NJ
 
College of Saint Elizabeth

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 1,186enrollment
  • $19,176net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 890-1096SAT range
  • 16-19ACT range
  • 3.12*Avg GPA
Georgian Court University
G
Lakewood, NJ
 
Georgian Court University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 2,458enrollment
  • $18,388net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 958-1160SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA