CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- College Consensus (http://www.collegeconsensus.com), a unique new college ranking website, has published their ranking of the Best Colleges in New Jersey 2018 at http://www.collegeconsensus.com/ranking/best-colleges-nj/
To identify the Best Colleges in New Jersey for 2018, College Consensus combined the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student reviews to produce a unique consensus score for each school. According to College Consensus founder Jeremy Alder, "Like Rotten Tomatoes does for movies, College Consensus gathers college rankings and reviews from around the web and distills them into a simple, easy to understand score so students can quickly and easily compare schools. It is the ranking of all rankings, so to speak." Learn more about the College Consensus rankings methodology at http://www.collegeconsensus.com/about/.
College Consensus identified the best-ranked colleges in the Garden State (presented here in alphabetical order):
Caldwell University - Caldwell, NJ
Centenary University - Hackettstown, NJ
The College of New Jersey - Ewing, NJ
Drew University - Madison, NJ
Fairleigh-Dickinson University College at Florham - Madison/Florham Park, NJ
Fairleigh-Dickinson University Metropolitan Campus - Teaneck/Hackensack NJ
Kean University - Union, NJ
Monmouth University - West Long Branch, NJ
Montclair State University - Montclair, NJ
New Jersey Institute of Technology - Newark, NJ
Princeton University - Princeton, NJ
Ramapo College of New Jersey - Mahwah, NJ
Rider University - Lawrence, NJ
Rowan University - Glassboro, NJ
Rutgers University-Camden - Camden, NJ
Rutgers University-New Brunswick - New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University-Newark - Newark, NJ
Saint Peter's University - Jersey City, NJ
Seton Hall University - South Orange, NJ
Stevens Institute of Technology - Hoboken, NJ
Stockton University - Galloway, NJ
Though the state was crucial to American victory in the Revolutionary War, and a home to numerous Founding Fathers, New Jersey is often seen as a state-sized suburb; northeastern New Jersey grew thanks to its proximity to New York City, while the southwestern region of the state is home to many of Philadelphia's professionals. Over the course of the 20th century, the two suburban regions have nearly met one another, creating a unique economy and culture. It's the second-wealthiest state, and one of the best-educated, thanks to a large population of world-class professionals, and its suburban and urban areas are among the most diverse in the nation. It's also a higher-education model, with both an Ivy League (Princeton University) and public research giant (Rutgers University) leading the field.
"The best colleges and universities in New Jersey," according to Managing Editor Carrie Sealey-Morris, "are among the best colleges and universities, period." That especially applies to the state's two most prestigious institutions, Princeton University and Rutgers University, "both founded before the American Revolution and counted among the most prestigious Ivy League and public research universities nationally." As Sealey-Morris explains, "both build on centuries of expertise in crafting students into leaders - from Founding Fathers to modern tech entrepreneurs," and both have shaped "the heart of American culture, whether it's Wall Street or Broadway." New Jersey's higher education system is also driven by liberal arts colleges "keeping the liberal arts tradition alive while exploring the most current knowledge and methods of the 21st century," and by regional public universities making sure "New Jersey's professional workforce learns the skills to take on leadership in one of the most densely-populated and diverse states in the union." With New Jersey's higher education system, the state can keep "carrying on a long tradition of world-changing action."
College Consensus is a new approach to college rankings. We combine the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student review scores from around the web to produce an aggregate College Consensus rating for each school.
SOURCE College Consensus