WalletHub Study: 2020’s Best Colleges in New Jersey

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With the first “early decision” college-application deadline looming on Nov. 1 and tuition costs having more than doubled since the 1980s, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2020’s Best College & University Rankings as well as accompanying videos, in addition to separate rankings for colleges and for universities.

To help college-bound seniors choose the best schools within their states, WalletHub compared over 1,000 higher-education institutions in the U.S. based on 33 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. New Jersey Institute of Technology
  4. Ramapo College of New Jersey
  5. Caldwell University
  6. Centenary University
  7. Saint Peter’s University
  8. Rider University
  9. Fairleigh Dickinson University
  10. Seton Hall 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; 9 = Average; 18 = Worst)

  • 1st – Admission Rate
  • 1st – Student-Faculty Ratio
  • 2nd – Gender & Racial Diversity
  • 1st – Graduation Rate
  • 2nd – Post-Attendance Median Salary

School Snapshot: Stevens Institute of Technology (1 = Best; 9 = Average; 18 = Worst)

  • 2nd – Admission Rate
  • 3rd – Student-Faculty Ratio
  • 10th – On-Campus Crime
  • 2nd – Graduation Rate
  • 1st – Post-Attendance Median Salary

School Snapshot: New Jersey Institute of Technology (1 = Best; 9 = Average; 18 = Worst)

  • 5th – Admission Rate
  • 7th – Net Cost
  • 9th – On-Campus Crime
  • 9th – Gender & Racial Diversity
  • 8th – Graduation Rate
  • 3rd – Post-Attendance Median Salary

To view the full reports, please visit:

Best Colleges & Universities Overall: http://wallethub.com/edu/college-rankings/40750/

Best Colleges: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-colleges-in-the-us-ranking/40748/

Best Universities: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-universities-in-usa-ranking/39704/

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