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The Top Colleges and Universities of the State of New Jersey

The Top Colleges and Universities of the State of New Jersey

When one thinks of universities in New Jersey, of course the well respected Princeton University first comes to mind, but the state of New Jersey has a lot of other good options for higher education. The best colleges and universities in most cases are based upon different factors, such as, academia, graduation rates, or popularity, to name a few. Other factors that determine the quality of higher education institutions include enrollment size, whether the organization is private or public, and financial aid availability.

Fortunately we live in the age of technology and many businesses and institutions are ranked according to their presence, visibility, and traffic on the web. Based upon web rankings, the top five universities and colleges in the State of New Jersey are:

Rutgers State University

Rutgers was founded in 1766 in New Brunswick. Their motto is “Sun of righteousness, shine upon the West also.“ The school’s color is scarlet. Rutgers offers Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate degrees in five areas of studies. Tuition range from $7500 – $10,000 for undergraduate programs and from $10,000-$15,000 for post graduate programs, which does not include room & board and external costs.

Princeton University

Princeton is located in Princeton, NJ. It is a private research institution that was established in 1746. Their Motto is “Under God’s power she flourishes.” The school’s colors are orange and black. Princeton offers Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate degrees in six areas of studies. Tuition is over $20,000 annually for both undergraduates and post graduate studies, which does not include room & board and external costs.

New Jersey Institute Of Technology

In 1881, the New Jersey Institute of Technology was established. It is located in Newark. Their motto is “The edge in knowledge.” The school’s color is red. The New Jersey Institute offers Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate Degrees in four areas of studies. Tuition is range from $7,500 – $10,000 annually for undergraduates and from $10-12,500 for post graduates. Room & board and external costs are not included in the tuition cost.

Montclair State University

The Montclair State University is located in Upper Montclair, NJ. Their motto is “Seize the day.” The school’s colors are red and white. Montclair offers Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral Degrees in five areas of studies. Tuition is $5-7,000 annually for undergraduates and $7,500-$10,000 for post graduates. This does not include room & board and external costs.

University Of Medicine And Dentistry Of New Jersey

The University of Medicine And Dentistry Of New Jersey (UMDNJ) is located in Newark. It offers certificates and diplomas in different studies, as well as Associate, Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate Degrees in Medicine & Health. They also offer a Masters and Doctorate Degree programs in Engineering and Science & Technology. Tuition range from $7,500 – $10,000 for both undergraduates and post graduates. External costs and room and board is not included in the tuition.

Other top universities and colleges with high web rankings in New Jersey include the College Of New Jersey, Farleigh Dickinson University, Rowan University, Drew University, and Staten Hall University.

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