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The Best Colleges in Ranked for 2019

These are the best four year colleges in as ranked by CollegeSimply. This ranking is a subset of our national ranking of the best colleges in America. Our ranking methodology is purely statistical and not subjective in nature. Measuring factors include but are not limited to: student body intellect as indicated by admission scores, graduation rate and admission selectivity. In order to be considered for the ranking, a school must offer four year undergraduate degrees, selectively admit students and be a non-profit institution. Leading the 2019 ranking as the best college in is Princeton University.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 Princeton University 11 3 6
2 Stevens Institute of Technology 63 205 163
3 New Jersey Institute of Technology 161 520 726
4 Ramapo College of New Jersey 477 433 275
5 Rowan University 377 757 335
6 Seton Hall University 328 882 393
7 The College of New Jersey 216 259 72
8 Rutgers University New Brunswick 119 456 190
9 Rider University 647 701 471
10 Monmouth University 646 919 392
11 The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey 601 1,151 394
12 Fairleigh Dickinson University College at Florham 476 1,214 694
13 Caldwell College 813 614 603
14 Rutgers University Newark 728 615 336
15 Rutgers University Camden 692 758 519
16 Georgian Court University 924 756 797
17 Montclair State University 814 817 497
18 Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus 600 1,295 1,177
19 Drew University 1,502 574 334
20 College of Saint Elizabeth 1,175 643 604
21 Centenary College 999 1,279 910
22 Saint Peter's College 962 1,342 827
23 William Paterson University of New Jersey 925 1,367 1,007
24 Kean University 1,081 1,150 911
25 Bloomfield College 1,133 613 1,401
26 Felician College 1,054 1,063 1,309
27 New Jersey City University 1,055 1,366 1,234

Ranking Methodology

Overall Rank is calculated based on the following school characteristics.

1National Academic Rank is calculated using standardized test admission data as well as GPA data for admitted freshman.
2National Selectivity Rank is based on admission selectivity for incoming students starting the 2016-2017 academic year.
3National Graduation Rank is based on the percentage of students graduating with bachelor's degrees within six years.