The Princeton Review does not rank schools overall 1-389. This list appears in alphabetical order and is compiled by the Princeton Review data operations team, which tallied 165,000 surveys of students at the schools in the Best 389 Colleges (about 424 per school, on average).
The surveys were conducted in 2022–23 and/or the previous two academic years. The 85-question survey asked students to rate their professors, administrators, financial aid, campus amenities, school services and other aspects of life at their colleges on a five-point scale and to report on their experiences at them. Information on the survey and the methodology for the ranking lists is here.
“We created our rankings to provide a resource for college applicants that helps them answer what may well be the toughest question in their college search — ‘What’s the best school for me?'” Rob Franek, editor-in-chief of the Princeton Review and lead author of the Best 389 Colleges, said. “Our selection of colleges for this book reflects our high opinion of the schools: We recommend each one as academically outstanding. Our ranking lists reflect the opinions of the school’s students — their customers — and their reports to us about their campus experiences.”
Listed alphabetically, the 10 colleges 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;
- Rowan University, Glassboro;
- Rutgers University, New Brunswick;
- Seton Hall University, South Orange;
- Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken.
Princeton Review rankings for 2024 also names the 50 “Best Colleges for 2024” in several categories, each of which names 25 top schools. They are posted here.
The complete rankings are posted here.
“We thank the more than 2.9 million college students who have participated in our surveys for our ranking lists over the years. We know their feedback has contributed to many applicants finding their best-fit college,” Franek added.