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U.S. News & World Report Ranks 8 New Jersey Colleges Among Best; Princeton Again No. 1

Newark, NJ, September 15, 2017 — Payton Guion reports in The Star-Ledger/NJ.com that New Jersey has eight colleges ranked among the top schools in the country, according to the 2018 list from U.S. News and World Report, up from seven that made the grade in last year’s rankings.

Rowan University is the newcomer of the N.J. schools that made the list, coming in at 171 after not being ranked last year.

In ranking the top national universities, U.S. News considered 311 institutions.

U.S. News considers a variety of factors in its ranking, including graduation rates and freshman-retention rates, along with faculty resources and expert opinions.

Below are the N.J. colleges that made the cut:

  1. Montclair State University

Location: Montclair
Acceptance rate: 66 percent

Graduation rate: 65 percent

2017 tuition and fees (in-state): $14,102

Last year’s ranking: 176

  1. Rowan University

Location: Glassboro

Acceptance rate: 58 percent

Graduation rate: 71 percent

2017 tuition and fees (in-state): $13,422

Last year’s ranking: Unranked

  1. New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

Location: Newark

Acceptance rate: 59 percent

Graduation rate: 61 percent

2017 tuition and fees (in-state): $16,898

Last year’s ranking: 135

  1. Rutgers- Newark

Location: Newark

Acceptance rate: 67 percent

Graduation rate: 64 percent

2017 tuition and fees (in-state): $14,107

Last year’s ranking: 135

  1. Seton Hall University

Location: South Orange

Acceptance rate: 67 percent

Graduation rate: 64 percent

2017 tuition and fees: $41,452

Last year’s ranking: 118

  1. Stevens Institute of Technology (tie)

Location: Hoboken

Acceptance rate: 39 percent

Graduation rate: 83 percent

2017 tuition and fees: $50,725

Last year’s ranking: 71

  1. Rutgers University-New Brunswick (tie)

Location: New Brunswick

Acceptance rate: 57 percent

Graduation rate: 80 percent

2017 tuition and fees: $14,637

Last year’s ranking: 70

  1. Princeton University

Location: Princeton

Acceptance rate: 7 percent

Graduation rate: 97 percent

2017 tuition and fees: $50,640

Last year’s ranking: 1

 

Top-5 national universities

 

Here are the top-five colleges in the country.

 

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (tie)
  2. Columbia University (tie)
  3. Yale University (tie)
  4. University of Chicago (tie)
  5. Harvard University
  6. Princeton University