Rankings are like opinions — it seems as if everyone has got one. Especially when it comes to colleges.
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:
- Princeton University, tied for No. 11;
- Rutgers University – New Brunswick, No. 113;
- Rutgers – Newark, tied for No. 635;
- New Jersey Institute of Technology, tied for No. 847;
- Montclair State University, tied for No. 928;
- Stevens Institute of Technology, tied for No. 1,271.
Here’s a look at the Top 10:
- Harvard University;
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
- Stanford University;
- University of California-Berkeley;
- University of Oxford;
- Columbia University;
- California Institute of Technology;
- University of Washington;
- University of Cambridge;
- 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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