Princeton ranks third on Money list of Best Colleges, but guess who else made the Top 50?

Eric Strauss//July 13, 2015

Princeton ranks third on Money list of Best Colleges, but guess who else made the Top 50?

Eric Strauss//July 13, 2015

Money has come out with its annual list of Best Colleges, and several New Jersey schools have made the cut. Princeton, of course, is near the top — tied for third — but some of the others may be a surprise, including two others in the Top 100.Money said it looked at the nation’s approximately 1,500 four-year institutions, culled them down to the 736 that had above-median graduation rates, and then ranked those based on 21 factors in three categories: quality of education, affordability and outcomes.

In the end, 23 colleges from New Jersey made the cut.

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In addition to Princeton, Stevens Institute of Technology cracked the Top 50, tied for No. 48. And The College of New Jersey broke into the Top 100, ranking No. 71.

All three Rutgers campuses made the list, as well, with Rutgers-Newark tying for No. 105, Rutgers-New Brunswick tying for No. 119 and Rutgers-Camden tying for No. 399.

The New Jersey colleges on the Money list and their rankings:

  • T3. Princeton University
  • T48. Stevens Institute of Technology
  • T71. The College of New Jersey
  • T105. Rutgers University-Newark
  • T119. Rutgers University-New Brunswick
  • T134. Saint Peter’s University
  • T184. College of St. Elizabeth
  • T184. Montclair State University
  • T196. New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • T254. Rowan University
  • T268. Drew University
  • T307. Seton Hall University
  • T367. Felician College
  • T399. Rutgers University-Camden
  • T412. Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • T412. Georgian Court University
  • T466. Rider University
  • T483. Stockton University
  • T585. Caldwell University
  • T633. Bloomfield College
  • T642. William Paterson University of New Jersey
  • T642. Monmouth University
  • T681. Centenary College

Overall, Stanford University ranked first on the list, with Babson College in Massachusetts ranked second. Massachusetts Institute of Technology tied with Princeton for third.

For the complete list of Money’s Best Colleges for 2015, click here.


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