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Forbes ranks America’s Top Colleges; N.J. school breaks Top 5

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Forbes released its list of America’s Top Colleges on Tuesday, with Harvard University in Massachusetts claiming the top spot and Stanford University and Yale University listed as second and third, respectively.

But how well did New Jersey’s schools fare against the rest?

Princeton University ranked high, coming in at No. 4 on the list. It was the only Garden State school to break the Top 150.

The second-highest ranked New Jersey school on the list was The College of New Jersey at No. 156.

The rest of the New Jersey schools to make the rankings:

158. Rutgers University
180. Stevens Institute of Technology
281. Seton Hall University
299. New Jersey Institute of Technology
301. Drew University
365. Rowan University
399. Montclair State University
429. Stockton University
444. Rider University
494. Fairleigh Dickinson University

The numbers represent each school’s ranking out of 650 total colleges on the list. This is Forbes’ 10th year creating the list. The list is determined by variables such as alumni salary, graduation rate and student satisfaction.

To see Forbes’ full list, click here.

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Emily Bader

Emily Bader

Emily Bader is the Web Editor and Social Media Coordinator at NJBIZ. She is a Brielle, N.J. native and a Rutgers University alum. You can contact her at emilyb@njbiz.com.

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