Nine from New Jersey make Princeton Review’s 31st annual Best Colleges 2023 list

The Princeton Review — one of the nation’s leading education services companies — released its 31st annual Best Colleges 2023 ranking lists recently, with nine institutions from New Jersey making the grade.

Listed alphabetically, the nine from the Garden State include:

  • The College of New Jersey, Ewing;
  • Drew University, Madison;
  • Monmouth University, West Long Branch;
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark;
  • Princeton University, Princeton;
  • Rider University, Lawrenceville;
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick;
  • Seton Hall University, South Orange;
  • Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken.

“Since 1992, when we debuted our multiple ranking lists as an alternative to a single academics-only megalist, our mission has been to give students a more useful resource to find the best college for them,” Rob Franek, editor-in-chief of the Princeton Review, stated.

The Princeton Review’s 85-question survey asks students to rate their professors, administrators, school services and other aspects of life at their colleges and to report on their campus and community experiences.

“Our selection of the colleges in this book is based on our opinion of their academic offerings,” Franek said. “We recommend each one as an academically outstanding choice for an applicant. Our ranking lists, however, are not based on our opinions of the colleges. They’re entirely based on what the schools’ own students have told us about their experiences at them.”

Surveys of 160,000 students (about 400 per college on average) were tallied for the rankings lists for 2023. The surveys were conducted in 2021-22 and/or the previous two academic years.

Princeton Review’s Best Colleges rankings for 2023 also names name the Top 25 colleges in 50 categories including a new category titled Green Matters. It names the colleges at which students report the most robust commitment to the environment and conservation on their campus.

The complete ranking lists are posted here.