8 N.J. colleges make prestigious U.S. News list (Princeton is No. 1 again)

Princeton is No. 1 … again.

Princeton University topped the all-important U.S. News & World Report college rankings for the seventh straight year.

The rankings, which were released Tuesday morning, included eight schools from New Jersey, including Rowan University, which made the national universities list for the first time.

Three schools made the Top 100: Princeton (No. 1), Rutgers University-New Brunswick (No. 69) and Stevens Institute of Technology (No. 70). Both Rutgers-New Brunswick and Stevens were up one spot from a year ago.

Rounding out the list were Seton Hall (No. 124), Rutgers-Newark (No. 133), New Jersey Institute of Technology (No. 140), Rowan (No. 171) and Montclair State University (No. 187).

U.S. News considered 311 schools in the national universities category.

Here are the Top 10:
1. Princeton
2. Harvard
T3. University of Chicago
T3. Yale
T5. Columbia
T5. M.I.T.
T5. Stanford
8. Penn
9. Duke
10. Cal Tech

New Jersey schools also appeared on other rankings.

Regional universities in the North:

T4. The College of New Jersey
T25. Rutgers-Camden
T28. Monmouth
T34. Rider
T37. Ramapo
T41. Stockton
T64. Fairleigh Dickinson
T97. Saint Peter’s University
T102. Caldwell University
135. Centenary University
T137. College of Saint Elizabeth
T137. Georgian Court University
T137. Kean University

National liberal arts colleges:

T112. Drew

Best value schools in the country:

1. Princeton
32. NJIT
101. Stevens Institute of Technology
122. Rutgers-Newark
124. Rutgers-New Brunswick