The Center for World University Rankings has produced its annual list of the world's top institutes of higher education, and a pair of New Jersey colleges earned good grades.
Princeton University was ninth on the list of 1,000 colleges and universities, with a score of 88.56 out of 100, and Rutgers University ranked 33rd, with a score of 60.
The top three colleges were all in the United States: Harvard, Stanford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. England’s University of Cambridge and University of Oxford rounded out the top five.
The Northeast U.S. was well-represented in the top 20, including:
Rutgers, meanwhile, ranked ahead of such schools as the University of Virginia, Dartmouth College and Big 10 rivals Penn State and Ohio State, among others. No other New Jersey colleges cracked the top 100.
The Center uses eight factors to rank the universities in its poll:
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