The Best New Jersey Colleges

The Best Colleges in New Jersey for 2024

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in New Jersey as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the list for 2024 as the best overall college in New Jersey is Princeton University. The top rated public state college is Rutgers University New Brunswick. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


22 results

Princeton University
P
Princeton, NJ

Princeton University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in America

  • 8,478enrollment
  • $18,685net price
  • 4%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.93Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Rutgers University New Brunswick
R
New Brunswick, NJ

Rutgers University New Brunswick

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#23 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,804enrollment
  • $17,835net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1470SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.3Estimated Avg GPA

Stevens Institute of Technology
S
Hoboken, NJ

Stevens Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 8,287enrollment
  • $40,303net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1370-1510SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA

The College of New Jersey
N
Ewing, NJ

The College of New Jersey

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 7,589enrollment
  • $24,617net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1350SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.29Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

New Jersey Institute of Technology
N
Newark, NJ

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 11,901enrollment
  • $18,328net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1430SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Rutgers University Newark
R
Newark, NJ

Rutgers University Newark

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 12,168enrollment
  • $13,832net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1270SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.23Estimated Avg GPA

Rider University
R
Lawrenceville, NJ

Rider University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Value Colleges in New Jersey

  • 4,204enrollment
  • $29,396net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1270SAT range
  • 28-31ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA

Seton Hall University
S
South Orange, NJ

Seton Hall University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in New Jersey

  • 9,881enrollment
  • $33,652net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1370SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Ramapo College of New Jersey
R
Mahwah, NJ

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 5,732enrollment
  • $17,286net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1280SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Rowan University
R
Glassboro, NJ

Rowan University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 19,052enrollment
  • $24,810net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA

Rutgers University Camden
R
Camden, NJ

Rutgers University Camden

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Value Colleges in New Jersey

  • 6,569enrollment
  • $15,381net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1230SAT range
  • 17-25ACT range
  • 3.23Estimated Avg GPA

Monmouth University
M
West Long Branch, NJ

Monmouth University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in New Jersey

  • 5,436enrollment
  • $31,594net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1250SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Caldwell University
C
Caldwell, NJ
 

Caldwell University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in New Jersey

  • 2,098enrollment
  • $19,664net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1310SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
R
Galloway, NJ
 

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 9,352enrollment
  • $20,526net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1250SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA

Applications Due Sep 1

Georgian Court University
G
Lakewood, NJ

Georgian Court University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in New Jersey

  • 2,126enrollment
  • $20,736net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 980-1175SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA

Saint Peter's University
S
Jersey City, NJ

Saint Peter's University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in New Jersey

  • 3,009enrollment
  • $16,487net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 970-1150SAT range
  • 17-28ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA

Montclair State University
M
Montclair, NJ

Montclair State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 20,744enrollment
  • $15,061net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1210SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Centenary University
C
Hackettstown, NJ

Centenary University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in New Jersey

  • 1,551enrollment
  • $21,044net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 990-1170SAT range
  • 15-22ACT range
  • 3.23Estimated Avg GPA