Top New Jersey Colleges and Universities

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New Jersey is located along the Atlantic Seaboard in the northeastern part of the country. Its major urban centers and proximity to New York City and Philadelphia make it an ideal location for several prestigious universities, five of which are discussed below.
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Top Five Schools in New Jersey

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey is about the same distance between both Philadelphia and New York City, making it the ideal site for this Ivy League university. Founded in 1746, Princeton was the fourth institution of higher learning in the United States. It has an undergraduate population of 4,790 students working towards either a Bachelor of Arts in various disciplines or a Bachelor of Engineering from the prestigious School of Engineering and Applied Science. Princeton has the largest per-student endowment in the world and has been named the number one university by U.S. News and World Report for the past eight years.

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Rutgers was founded in 1766 as Queens College and was formally added as a State University of New Jersey in 1956. The college actually sits on three campuses, located in Camden, New Brunswick and Newark. The Camden campus has an undergraduate enrollment of 3,694; Newark's undergraduate enrollment is 6,503; and New Brunswick is the largest campus at 26,691. Rutgers' Philosophy Department came in first, tied with Princeton and New York University in the 2002-2004 report by Philosophical Gourmet on programs in philosophy in English-speaking countries. Rutgers is listed at #59 by U.S. News and World Report.

Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken, New Jersey is the site of Stevens Institute of Technology, widely known for its rigorous engineering, science and technological management departments. The university was founded in 1870, making it the fourth-oldest technological university in the country and is ranked #75 by U.S. News and World Report. There are currently 1,853 undergraduates enrolled at Stevens; however, the college has a graduate student population of nearly 5,000. Stevens Institute's engineering division is unique in that it requires a broad-based curriculum for its students, which means that graduates have a breadth of engineering knowledge outside of their specialization.

New Jersey Institute of Technology

The history of the New Jersey Institute of Technology is one of technological innovation. Since its founding in 1886, the university has been on the cutting edge, and it continues to lead the nation in campus technological advances. In the past few years New Jersey Institute of Technology has doubled its campus size to better serve its 5,380 undergraduates; the funding to take on these projects has come directly as a result of its national recognition. The college trademarked the term 'Virtual Classroom' and was the first campus to earn the title 'most wired university' by Yahoo. It is presently ranked #124 by U.S. News and World Report.

Montclair State University

Montclair State University was founded in 1908 as a Montclair State Teacher's College and attained the title of University in 1994 due to a greatly expanded curriculum. It has an undergraduate enrollment of 12,365 on its campus in northern New Jersey and offers students over 250 different areas of academic concentration. Its close proximity to New York City-a mere 14 miles-makes it ideal for students who want to pursue internship and research opportunities.

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    5. Penn Foster High School

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Featured Schools

Full Sail University

  • Master of Science - Film Production
  • BS - Sportscasting (Campus)
  • AS - Cloud Technologies
  • Cert - Instructional Design and Technology

What is your highest level of education?

Northern Illinois University

  • Online BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Online MSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing for RNs

What is your highest level of education completed?

Colorado Christian University

  • Criminal Justice, M.S.
  • Communication Studies, B.A.
  • Criminal Justice, A.S.

What is your highest level of education completed?

The George Washington University

  • MSHS Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • MSHS in Immunohematology and Biotechnology
  • BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management
  • BSHS in Medical Laboratory Sciences

What is your highest level of education?

Penn Foster High School

  • HS Diploma

What is your age?

Post University

  • B.S. in Business Administration
  • B.A. in Psychology
  • A.S. in Criminal Justice
  • A.S. in Legal Studies

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Purdue University Global

  • Master of Science - DNP Executive Leader
  • MS in Psychology - Forensic Psychology
  • Bachelor: Liberal Studies
  • AAS in Legal Support and Services
  • Medical Assisting Certificate

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Saint Leo University

  • Doctor of Criminal Justice: Education
  • MEd: Exceptional Student Education
  • BA: Criminal Justice
  • AA: Criminal Justice

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