Top Rated New Jersey Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in New Jersey for 2021

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in New Jersey as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2021 as the best public college in New Jersey is The College of New Jersey. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


12 results

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

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#18 Best Public Universities in America

  • 7,686enrollment
  • $23,945net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1360SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.29*Avg GPA
Rutgers University New Brunswick
R
New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University New Brunswick

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#22 Best Public Universities in America

  • 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

#22 Best Public Universities in America

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

  • 11,423enrollment
  • $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

#4 Best Public Universities 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

3 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

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

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities 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

#3 Best Value Colleges in New Jersey

  • 7,171enrollment
  • $13,844net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 980-1170SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 3.23*Avg 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

  • 9,621enrollment
  • $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

#9 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 21,115enrollment
  • $15,890net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 990-1180SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Kean University
K
Union, NJ
Kean University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#10 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 14,056enrollment
  • $17,490net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 920-1100SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA
New Jersey City University
N
Jersey City, NJ
New Jersey City University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 7,991enrollment
  • $13,685net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 860-1080SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.15*Avg GPA