There are 66 recognized and licensed college institutions from both private and public sectors in New Jersey according to the Commission in Higher Education. The state was the only British colony that allowed the establishment of two colleges in the colonial period, and there were 9 colleges founded before the American Revolution in the 1700’s. We have listed the 5 best colleges in the state for 2017.
Located in Princeton, New Jersey, the institution was founded in 1746 and is the fourth oldest university in the United States. This private research institution that is set on 500 acre land is a member of the prestigious Ivy League and is a distinguished college in the whole state with its exceptional focus to undergraduate education. The university is very strict in adhering to its high level of education and only 6.5% of undergraduate applicants are admitted for enrollment. Princeton University has 37 academic programs in social sciences, humanities, engineering, and natural science. Some of their famous alumni include big names like Michelle Obama, Jeff Bezos, and David Duchovny.
Rutgers University- New Brunswick
Located in New Brunswick, Rutgers is the official State University of New Jersey. The university is the largest college in the state and one of the oldest in the country. Rutgers was founded even before the United States was founded and has even predated the historic American Revolution. The school is a member of the famed and exclusive Association of American Universities. The university has over 40,000 students in total enrolled in 18 schools and colleges which 32,000 of them are studying bachelor’s degree/undergraduate studies.
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Located in Newark, New Jersey, NJIT is a public research institution that has doubled in size in the last decade showcasing academic excellence. They offer 50 academic degrees at the College of Architecture and Design, College of Engineering, College of Computing, the college of Science and Liberal Arts, The School of Management. The university boasts of its Enterprise Development Center which is New Jersey’s largest high tech and state of the art modern incubator and also one of the largest in the United States. NJIT is also home to The New Jersey Innovation Institute which is a think tank that partners with the government. The school is also known for being one of the most affordable New Jersey colleges.
Montclair State University
A public research institution located in Montclair, New Jersey, this university is the second largest of all colleges in the state with over 21,000 students with their undergraduates making up two thirds of the student body. Montclair state University offers 54 majors, 60 concentrations, and 61 minors to their students with an average of 23 students per class ensuring that quality education is maintained by the university.
Seton Hall University
Located in South Orange, Seton Hall University was founded in 1856 and is one of the country’s leading Catholic Universities. The campus is 58 acres and is only 14 miles away from Manhattan. There are over 90 fields of study available for their 5,000 or so undergraduates. Seton Hall University is also one of the most loved colleges because of their dedication and service to the community wherein students donate more than 40,000 hours for community services every year.