Princeton (No. 11), Rutgers-New Brunswick (No. 113) lead N.J. in global rankings

Rankings are like opinions — it seems as if everyone has got one. Especially when it comes to colleges.

With that in mind, New Jersey should note it placed six schools on the U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities rankings — including two in the Top 113.

The odd news: U.S. News, which has named Princeton University as its top school in the U.S. the past 10 years, ranked Princeton No. 11 on its global scale — behind eight other U.S. schools. Granted, the methodology is different.

So, take it for what it’s worth.

With that, a look at how the six New Jersey schools ranked:

Here’s a look at the Top 10:

  1. Harvard University;
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
  3. Stanford University;
  4. University of California-Berkeley;
  5. University of Oxford;
  6. Columbia University;
  7. California Institute of Technology;
  8. University of Washington;
  9. University of Cambridge;
  10. Johns Hopkins University.

And here are some other area schools of note:

  • University of Pennsylvania, No. 14;
  • Cornell University, No. 22;
  • New York University, No. 29;
  • University of Maryland, No. 60;
  • Penn State University, No. 75;
  • Carnegie Mellon University, No. 94;
  • Georgetown University, No. 322;
  • Syracuse University, No. 370;
  • Lehigh University, No. 850;
  • Villanova University, No. 1,070.

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