September 12,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, U.S. News provides nearly 50 different types of numerical rankings and lists to help students narrow their college search. From National Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges to A-Plus Schools for B Students.

New Jersey offers a mix of small liberal arts colleges, midsize colleges and large research universities are located throughout New Jersey. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey–New Brunswick is among the largest colleges in the U.S., enrolling more than 31,000 undergraduate students annually. Some of the publicly funded colleges and universities in New Jersey are located in Newark and the capital of Trenton. Several notable private institutions are located in the state as well, including Princeton University.

 

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
#1 in National Universities

The ivy-covered campus of Princeton University, a private institution, is located in the quiet town of Princeton, New Jersey. Princeton was the first university to offer a “no loan” policy to financially needy students, giving grants instead of loans to accepted students who need help paying tuition. more

$47,140 Tuition and Fees
5,400 Undergraduate Enrollment

 

College of New Jersey

Ewing, NJ
#4 in Regional Universities North (tie)

The College of New Jersey, also known as TCNJ, is a selective, public school with many campus groups and activities for students to try. Home to theaters and an educational television station, TCNJ also hosts more than 150 student organizations and numerous recreational and competitive sports teams. more

$27,578 (out-of-state), $16,149 (in-state) Tuition and Fees
6,787 Undergraduate Enrollment

 

Rutgers University–Camden

Camden, NJ
#25 in Regional Universities North (tie)

Founded in 1927, Rutgers University–Camden is a public institution.

$29,381 (out-of-state), $14,238 (in-state) Tuition and Fees
5,021 Undergraduate Enrollment

 

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, NJ
#28 in Regional Universities North (tie)

Founded in 1933, Monmouth University is a private institution. Monmouth University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective. more

$36,733 Tuition and Fees
4,707 Undergraduate Enrollment

 

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ
#34 in Regional Universities North (tie)

Founded in 1865, Rider University is a private institution. The school has 48.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Rider University is 11:1. more

$41,310 Tuition and Fees
4,060 Undergraduate Enrollment

 

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Mahwah, NJ
#37 in Regional Universities North (tie)

Ramapo College of New Jersey is a public liberal arts institution that offers about 40 undergraduate programs in five schools. Students at Ramapo can get involved in more than 100 student organizations, Greek life, and campus media. more

$23,214 (out-of-state), $14,080 (in-state) Tuition and Fees
5,762 Undergraduate Enrollment

 

Stockton University

Galloway, NJ
#41 in Regional Universities North (tie)

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is located near the Atlantic shoreline in Galloway. About 5 percent of students at Stockton College participate in Greek life. more

$20,356 (out-of-state), $13,402 (in-state) Tuition and Fees
7,854 Undergraduate Enrollment

 

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Teaneck, NJ
#64 in Regional Universities North (tie)

Fairleigh Dickinson University has two campuses in New Jersey, the suburban College at Florham and the Metropolitan Campus, which allows students to select the type of college experience they’re looking for. more

$40,704 Tuition and Fees
7,870 Undergraduate Enrollment

 

Rutgers University–New Brunswick

Piscataway, NJ
#69 in National Universities (tie)

Rutgers University—New Brunswick, the flagship campus of New Jersey’s state university, is split into five minicampuses, each with a unique setting and identity, student center and dining options. Freshmen are not required to live on campus. Students can join more than 400 student clubs and organizations, including more than 80 fraternities and sororities. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights compete in the NCAA Division I Big Ten Conference. Among its graduate offerings, Rutgers has a highly ranked Graduate School of Education. The university also awards one of the highest numbers of doctorate degrees a year among U.S. schools. As a public research university, Rutgers is home to unique institutions such as the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, where students take hands-on courses in the sciences and work on community projects. more

$30,023 (out-of-state), $14,372 (in-state) Tuition and Fees
36,168 Undergraduate Enrollment

 

Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken, NJ
#69 in National Universities (tie)

Innovation and entrepreneurship is stressed at Stevens Institute of Technology, a research-intensive school primarily known for its engineering, science and management programs. The school also has a humanities division with eight majors. Undergraduate students are encouraged to get involved in research projects and develop new technologies through the school’s Technogenesis philosophy. Students can opt for a cooperative education track, which is a five-year program with mostly alternating semesters of class and full-time, paid work. Students complete a full first and fifth year at Stevens, and pay for only four years of school. On campus, in Hoboken, N.J., there are more than 120 clubs and organizations, including about 15 fraternities and sororities. Housing is guaranteed for four years, and more than 60 percent of students choose to live on campus. The campus lies along the Hudson River, and New York City is a boat or subway ride away.
The Stevens Ducks mainly compete in the NCAA Division III Empire 8 Athletic Conference, and, through the school’s Adopt-a-Team program, all student athletes have a faculty mentor to help them juggle sports and school work. Incoming freshmen also do not have the hassle of buying a new laptop; each student is given a notebook computer with software configured to his or her major. The school was exclusively for male students until 1971, and now, females make up close to 30 percent of the student body. more

$50,554 Tuition and Fees
3,021 Undergraduate Enrollment

 

Saint Peter’s University

Jersey City, NJ
#97 in Regional Universities North (tie)

Founded in 1872, Saint Peter’s University is a private institution. Saint Peter’s University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective. more

$36,402 Tuition and Fees
2,672 Undergraduate Enrollment

 

Caldwell University

Caldwell, NJ
#102 in Regional Universities North (tie)

Founded in 1939, Caldwell University is a private institution. The school has 62.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Caldwell University is 12:1. more

$33,900 Tuition and Fees
1,637 Undergraduate Enrollment

 

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Wayne, NJ
#102 in Regional Universities North (tie)

Founded in 1855, William Paterson University of New Jersey is a public institution. William Paterson University of New Jersey offers a Greek system, where 2 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 2 percent is involved in a fraternity. more

$20,842 (out-of-state), $12,804 (in-state) Tuition and Fees
9,103 Undergraduate Enrollment

 

Drew University

Madison, NJ
#112 in National Liberal Arts Colleges (tie)

Drew University is located in Madison, New Jersey, not far from New York City. Students can take advantage of the school’s location through intensive semester-long programs on Wall Street and more. more

$49,168 Tuition and Fees
1,521 Undergraduate Enrollment
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Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ
#124 in National Universities (tie)

A private, Catholic school in South Orange, N.J., Seton Hall University is about a 30-minute train ride to New York City. Many students take advantage of the university’s location by interning and job hunting in the nearby city while still enjoying the clubs, Greek life, and Division I sports on campus.
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$40,588 Tuition and Fees
5,956 Undergraduate Enrollment

 

Rutgers University–Newark

Newark, NJ
#133 in National Universities (tie)

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—Newark is located in the largest city in the state. More than 60 percent of students complete majors in the Newark College of Arts and Sciences. more

$29,480 (out-of-state), $13,829 (in-state) Tuition and Fees
8,170 Undergraduate Enrollment

 

Centenary University

Hackettstown, NJ
#135 in Regional Universities North

Founded in 1867, Centenary University is a private institution. Centenary University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective. more

$32,580 Tuition and Fees
1,518 Undergraduate Enrollment
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College of St. Elizabeth

Morristown, NJ
#137 in Regional Universities North (tie)

Founded in 1899, College of St. Elizabeth is a private institution. The school has 82.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at College of St. Elizabeth is 10:1. more

$32,282 Tuition and Fees
763 Undergraduate Enrollment

 

Georgian Court University

Lakewood, NJ
#137 in Regional Universities North (tie)

Founded in 1908, Georgian Court University is a private institution.

$32,260 Tuition and Fees
1,591 Undergraduate Enrollment

 

Kean University

Union, NJ
#137 in Regional Universities North (tie)

Students at Kean University in New Jersey can choose from nearly 50 undergraduate majors and more than 30 master’s programs. Outside the classroom, students can visit the school’s two cougar mascots, named Sage and Scout, in a nearby zoo. more

$19,009 (out-of-state), $12,107 (in-state) Tuition and Fees
11,812 Undergraduate Enrollment
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New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, NJ
#140 in National Universities (tie)

Founded in 1881, New Jersey Institute of Technology is a public institution. New Jersey Institute of Technology follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective. more

$31,034 (out-of-state), $16,430 (in-state) Tuition and Fees
8,211 Undergraduate Enrollment

 

Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ
#171 in National Universities (tie)

Rowan University started out as a teacher preparation college and is now a leading research institution for eco-friendly initiatives. Since 2007, the school has received at least 13 awards for green initiatives. It also offers a range of degree options for undergraduate and graduate students. Students study a host of subjects, such as whether blood tests can reveal Alzheimer’s and how to improve the safety of lithium-ion batteries. The school also promotes diversity in science, technology, engineering and math. Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus unless they can commute from a nearby guardian’s home, and many upperclassmen live off campus. Student athletes can represent the Rowan Profs in the NCAA Division III New Jersey Athletic Conference and intramural sports. more

$21,378 (out-of-state), $13,108 (in-state) Tuition and Fees
14,344 Undergraduate Enrollment

 

Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ
#187 in National Universities (tie)

Located about 14 miles west of New York City in New Jersey, Montclair State University offers about 300 academic programs. Students can make the most of their studies by visiting the school’s Center for Career Services and Cooperative Education to get help planning for their future. more

$20,566 (out-of-state), $12,454 (in-state) Tuition and Fees
16,810 Undergraduate Enrollment