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2018’s Best Colleges in New Jersey – WalletHub Study

With years of state budget cuts to higher education adversely affecting the cost and quality of schools and research showing that public institutions can outperform private colleges in terms of graduates’ career outcomes, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its 2018’s Best College & University Rankings, along with separate rankings for colleges and universities.

To help college-bound seniors choose the best schools within their states, WalletHub’s analysts compared nearly 1,000 higher-education institutions in the United States based on 26 key measures grouped into seven categories, such as Student Selectivity, Cost & Financing and Career Outcomes. The data set ranges from student-faculty ratio to graduation rate to post-attendance median salary.

Top 10 Colleges & Universities in New Jersey

1 Princeton University

2 Stevens Institute of Technology

3 College of New Jersey

4 New Jersey Institute of Technology

5 Ramapo College of New Jersey

6 Seton Hall University

7 Stockton University

8 Saint Peter’s University

9 Centenary University

10 Rider University

With that in mind, here’s a closer look at some of the top schools and how each performed in certain metrics:

School Snapshot: Princeton University (1 = Best; 8 = Average; 16 = Worst)

1st – Admission Rate
15th – Net Cost
1st – Student-Faculty Ratio
16th – On-Campus Crime
4th – Gender & Racial Diversity
1st – Graduation Rate
2nd – Post-Attendance Median Salary

School Snapshot: Stevens Institute of Technology (1 = Best; 8 = Average; 16 = Worst)

2nd – Admission Rate
16th – Net Cost
2nd – Student-Faculty Ratio
7th – On-Campus Crime
14th – Gender & Racial Diversity
9th – Graduation Rate
1st – Post-Attendance Median Salary

School Snapshot: College of New Jersey (1 = Best; 8 = Average; 16 = Worst)

3rd – Admission Rate
11th – Net Cost
6th – Student-Faculty Ratio
14th – On-Campus Crime
13th – Gender & Racial Diversity
2nd – Graduation Rate
5th – Post-Attendance Median Salary

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