Colleges in New Jersey

Colleges in New Jersey

New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the US and has 66 higher-education institutions to handle the influx. Students at colleges in New Jersey will experience hot, humid summers and typically cold winters at any of the institutions, which are scattered from Millville to Mahwah. The Garden State founded 9 colleges prior to the American Revolution, the oldest being Princeton University, which is also the most selective. Public, private, and for-profit institutions make up the body of colleges in New Jersey, but there are also three theological seminaries and ten Rabbinical and Talmudic schools. Major pharmaceuticals, life sciences, financial services, and advanced engineering top the list of industries in New Jersey. When it comes to attractions, Old Victorian Cape May, Atlantic City, and Grounds for Sculpture in Trenton are fan favorites.
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Princeton University

Founded in 1746, Princeton University is a private, highly selective, Ivy League, the fourth oldest higher education institution in the nation, and one of the original nine colonial colleges. Princeton features a liberal arts education in the...

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Princeton is an extremely welcoming school with excellent professors, students, and faculty members. I am wrapping up my first semester here, and I have had the time of my life...I really wish that time would just slow down and I could be here for...

” – A Midwestern Boy

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers University is a public research university, one of the first nine original colonial colleges, and a land grant institution, as well. The largest university in New Jersey, Rutgers maintains 29 schools and colleges between its three campuses...

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Rutgers University is an excellent school because it offers various majors and minors to accommodate every student. Their Pharmacy, Engineering, as well as Business schools are widely acclaimed and their challenging programs drastically prepare you...

” – Lawrenceville, NJ

Rowan University

With campus a short drive from the Delaware River, Rowan University is a public institution in southern New Jersey. Rowan confers bachelor’s degrees in 74 academic areas of study and is one of just over 50 American colleges to offer programs in...

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the school is great. everyone wants to help you with all different types of academic work. also, there is something for everyone.

” – Nicole from Wayne, NJ

Montclair State University

Montclair State University is a 4-year public institution in northern New Jersey and the second largest university in the state. Montclair State is home to 11 colleges and schools conferring over 300 undergraduate and graduate degrees and the...

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The Professors at Montclair State University are all very well educated. They are very understanding and are available during their office hours to help students out. I have no trouble following my teachers during their lectures and they give me a...

” – Cassandra from Union, NJ

Monmouth University
West Long Branch, NJ
Monmouth University

Originally founded as a junior college, Monmouth University is a 4-year private school near the Jersey shore. Monmouth grants bachelor’s degrees in over 40 academic majors and also provides an opportunity for students to earn an undergrad and...

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The classes at MU are really good, especially when you get into your major. Class sizes are really small, and the professors are always willing to meet with you and are also really understanding. MU has a lot of resources if you are not doing well...

” – Stefania from Matawan, NJ

Seton Hall University

Founded in 1856, Seton Hall University is a private Roman Catholic university and a member of the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium located in South Orange, New Jersey. The suburban, 58-acre campus features 10 schools and colleges that offer upwards of...

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Seton Hall is a mainstream college meaning it is a college that specializes in every single major that is possible and that there is no specific major that they cater to. It is more for those who want a traditional college experience since this is...

” – Luis from Union City, NJ

Kean University

Founded in 1855, Kean University is a public school in northeast New Jersey and the state’s first public post-secondary institution of higher learning. Kean grants undergraduate degrees in over 50 areas of study and graduates the most teachers in the...

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Kean University is a beautiful diverse university. The campus is very big on going green, because of that our campus is always clean. The people are friendly and everyone likes to have fun, but takes their studies seriously.

” – Rodriguez

Stevens Institute of Technology

Situated on a hilltop across the river from New York City, the Stevens Institute of Technology is a technological and engineering university in northeast New Jersey. Stevens is home to four schools conferring bachelor’s degrees in 35 academic majors...

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Stevens provides a rigorous academic curriculum. I am challenged in my classes, but have learned much since high school.

” – Dana from Bayonne, NJ

Rider University
Lawrenceville, NJ
Rider University

Originally founded in 1865 as a business college, Rider University is a 4-year private school in western New Jersey. Rider is home to colleges of Business Administration, the Arts, Education, and Liberal Arts offering undergraduate degrees in 71...

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If you are ready for a great time, go to Rider. Its very social and out going. It is a small community with so many opportunities to grow and do great.

” – Student from Bound Brook, NJ

Stockton University

With a main campus surrounded by the Pinelands National Reserve, Stockton University is a 4-year public institution in southern New Jersey. Stockton grants bachelor’s and graduate degrees in over 160 academic fields of study. To promote...

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Stockton University is a mid sized public school in a rural setting, despite being just 10 minutes away from Atlantic City. There's a variety of bachelor's and master's degree programs available, all at an affordable price. Additionally, there's...

” – Angelica from Manchester, NJ

The College of New Jersey

Founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, The College of New Jersey is a 4-year public institution in the Trenton area. TCNJ is home to seven colleges and schools including the oldest teacher-training program in the state. In addition to...

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This is a very, very good school, so the classes are rather intense, with a lot of outside work. I am a political science major, and sometimes have hundreds of pages of reading to do for each class, but after reading it and discussing it, I really do...

” – Chelsea from Northfield, NJ

Caldwell University

Caldwell University is a 4-year liberal arts institution located in Caldwell, New Jersey. Founded by the Dominican sisters, the university has a strong Catholic identity which students will experience through the Enriched Core, which requires a...

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small class sizes

” – Rebecca from West Milford, NJ

New Jersey Institute of Technology

New Jersey Institute of Technology is the state’s public polytechnic university and is located in the University Heights neighborhood of downtown Newark, NJ. NJIT offers 126 programs across its six specialized schools for a population of more than 11...

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NJIT is a fantastic university. It will take a year to get used to all of the things that happen on campus; however, once you're set, everything goes smoothly. Plus, they've got some great food that is served here!

” – Ayrton from Newark, NJ

Bergen Community College

Bergen Community College is a public, 2-year institution located primarily in Paramus, New Jersey. The college also maintains a number of satellite locations throughout the region in Hackensack and Lyndhurst. Students attending BCC have the...

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Bergen is a state of the art school among community colleges. The environment, atmosphere, and curriculum is on par with established universities. This school offers the best transition to a four year financial institution.

” – ITZIK from SADDLE BROOK, NJ

Middlesex County College

Middlesex County College is a public community college based in Edison, New Jersey, with academic centers in New Brunswick and Perth Amboy. The school confers degrees and certifications and offers workforce training, transfer programs, and continuing...

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Middlesex is a great school with top quality professors. Tuition is low priced for high quality education. In addition, the campus is very safe.

” – Jacquelin from Hopelawn, NJ

Bloomfield College

Founded in 1868, Bloomfield College is a private liberal arts school based in Bloomfield, New Jersey, affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Bloomfield offers several programs for students, including an Honors Program, the McNair Scholarship...

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I am definitely learning a lot and this school has a good student to teacher ratio which is like 20 students to a teacher. Tutoring is free anytime any day. The teachers are at your side, they want you to pass and are willing to help and most of all...

” – Stacy from West Orange, NJ

Saint Peter's University

Established in 1872, Saint Peter’s University is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation. Saint Peter’s is based in Jersey City, NJ, with a second location called Englewood Cliffs, and is home to four colleges and schools conferring undergraduate...

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I am learning different things at Saint Peter's College. Saint Peter's College is a great college that has professors that understand you and know when you are in need they are always making time.

” – Frances from New York, NY

Georgian Court University

Originally founded as a women’s college by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a coeducational Catholic liberal arts university in southern New Jersey. GCU hosts colleges of Nursing, Business, Education, and Arts & Sciences conferring...

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Georgian Court University should be rated at 4 stars. They will help you finanacially and educationally. They offer many opportunities.

” – Titilayo from Plainfield, NJ

Brookdale Community College is a public institution located in Lincroft, New Jersey. Along with the main campus, the college also includes five additional campuses throughout Monmouth county. For students over the age of 18, a high school diploma is...

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brookdale community college offers various educational opportunities for students less financially capable than others. however, the guidance office can be very unstable when it comes to integrity. on the other hand, most staff members and professors...

” – Ann from Manalapam, NJ

Essex County College is a 2-year community college in Newark, New Jersey, offering 49 degrees across seven departments. On top of being a short 20 minute train ride from New York City, ECC ranks first among all New Jersey 2-year schools in students...

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They have a variety of foods to choose from.

” – Female

Camden County College

Camden County College is a public, 2-year institution located primarily in Blackwood, New Jersey, with three additional campuses in Camden, Sicklerville, and Cherry Hill. The college features a number of useful student resources, such as the...

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the learning quality of the school is probably not what you would receive at a top-star university but i, personally, have learned a lot since entering my freshman year. i think the advanced levels of certain classes are well justified and the...

” – Christina from Sicklerville, NJ

Union County College

Union County College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of New Jersey. The school consists of four separate campuses located in Cranford, Elizabeth, Plainfield, and Scotch Plains. All students enrolled at Union County College...

New Jersey City University

Originally founded as a teacher training institution, New Jersey City University is a 4-year public liberal arts university in northeast New Jersey. NJCU is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Professional Studies, and Education conferring...

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Based on my experience at NJCU I can say that it is one of the best, and most affordable schools in New Jersey. In my four years I have learned things beyond my initial expectations, and have truly grown thanks to all my professors. It is a serious...

” – Diego from Union City, NJ

Ocean County College is a public, 2-year institution established in Toms River, New Jersey. Along with its main campus, the college also maintains over 20 satellite facilities throughout the region including the Education Center in Manahawkin. OCC...

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Ocean County College is a great transitional step between high school and a four-year-college. This certified school has qualified professors that truly enlighten students and develop their passion for education. I have learned and grown...

” – Tara from Lanoka Harbor, NJ

Rutgers University-Newark

Rutgers University-Newark is a public research university and a campus of the Rutgers system. Rutgers Newark is home to seven colleges granting undergrad degrees in over 40 academic majors. Additionally, the Newark campus hosts research facilities...

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From all the articles and reviews that I've read about Rutgers University, I am confident in my decision to attend this prestigious institution for higher education. Having world class technology, distinguish PH.D recipients-teachers-I know for a...

” – Roisin from Boynton Beach, FL

Felician University

Felician University is a private liberal arts institution and is the only Franciscan universities in the state of New Jersey. Built in 1869, Iviswold House, located in Rutherford’s campus, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and...

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The classes that are requirements for your major really benefit you. The cirriculum offers classes that I did not find at other schools which provide you to be very successful in the future. I like the professor's teaching styles and how willing they...

” – Christina from Clifton, NJ

Mercer County Community College is a 2-year institution with two campuses in the Trenton area offering courses in 75 associate degree programs. Degree-holding students are able to transfer to five 4-year New Jersey colleges and universities through...

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MCCC is a great school. The teachers are fantastic. I got a good education there. I would recommend it to anyone.

” – Melissa from Yardville, NJ

Centenary University is a private, career-focused liberal arts college situated in Hackettstown, New Jersey. The university was founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church and operates a 65-acre Equestrian Center in Long...

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Centenary College is a remarkable academic environment. In my experience, professors really care about their subject and their students. Overall, they are incredibly approachable and always interested in helping you learn and eager to discuss issues...

” – Centenary Student

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Named for the surrounding Ramapo Mountains, Ramapo College of New Jersey is a 4-year public liberal arts college in northern New Jersey. Ramapo hosts five schools conferring undergrad degrees in 36 academic programs. To provide a safe space for LGBTQ...

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Ramapo faculty, students, and staff provide a friendly atmosphere that's specifically geared towards teaching instead of research. At Ramapo, you're not just a number because your instructors really take the time to know who you are both in and out...

” – Adam from West Milford, NJ

Rutgers University-Camden

Originally founded as the the South Jersey Law School, Rutgers University-Camden is 4-year public school and a campus of the Rutgers University system in south New Jersey. RU-Camden grants undergrad degrees in 38 academic majors featuring a liberal...

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I love this campus because its a small school and very convenient to travel to especially for commuters. I get to school everyday using the riverline by paying just $1.50 each way. There is so much opportunities, job fairs, activities at this campus...

” – Anonymous

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Founded in 1855, William Paterson University of New Jersey is 4-year public school in northern New Jersey. Set on a 370-acre wooded campus, William Paterson is home to colleges of Arts & Communication, Business, Education, Science, and Humanities...

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This school has some great teachers and I learned a lot. My only concern is that my schedule for my freshman year was really hard.

” – Jordan from Manalapan, NJ

Raritan Valley Community College is a public 2-year institution established in Branchburg, New Jersey. Students at RVCC can enroll in a variety of academic programs, including their many degree and certificate programs, the Honors College, and the...

The College of Saint Elizabeth is a private co-educational Catholic institution located in New Jersey, less than an hour train ride from New York City. Founded in 1899 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth and as one of the first colleges to...

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You develop personal relationships with the professors, and they hold you accountable for your work, so you work hard so as not to disappoint them!

” – amazingalli

County College of Morris is a public, 2-year institution established in Randolph, New Jersey. The college offers over 80 associate and degree programs in 20 fields of study, including Allied Health, Art & Design, Communication, Landscape &...

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And most importantly, the professors here are great. Every professor I have had in the four semesters I have been here have been extremely helpful and inspiring. Every Professor I have had has gone above and beyond to make sure that their students...

” – Cassandra from Hackettstown, NJ

Cumberland County College is a 2-year community college in southern New Jersey and the state’s first community college to open its own campus. CCC is home to four academic divisions offering degree and certificate programs including Beverage Tourism...

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I am learning so much at Cumberland County College. Not only did I save myself money by starting my college process here, but the professors and staff have helped me along the way. 
The two years that I have spent at CCC has taught me how to be a...

” – Colleen from Elmer, NJ

Hudson County Community College

Hudson County Community College is public, 2-year institution established in New Jersey, with two campuses located in Union City and Jersey City. HCCC offers more than 60 academic programs, including its prominent Culinary and Nursing programs, which...

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I am in the Culinary Program at Hudson. This was propably the best choice that i could have ever made. It is a small school with well trained chef that are still working in the buisness and teach. They really do care about the students getting...

” – Christian from Dover, NJ

Thomas Edison State University

Thomas Edison State University is a public, 4-year institution located in Trenton, New Jersey. Students are not required to visit campus, so the college’s classes have a number of different possible formats, such as the Self-Directed format...

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This is a great option for non traditional students, especially working adults. Everyone in the financial aid office has been friendly and helpful over the phone. Web interface is easy to use, too.

” – Ari from Lakewood, NJ

Atlantic Cape Community College is a 2-year community college in southern New Jersey with campuses in Atlantic City, Mays Landing, and Cape May County. For high-achieving students, the Honors Program offers a number of specialized classes that...

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Despite the negative image alot of students have regarding community college, I learned a lot of new things from my time attending Atlantic Cape.

” – Lauren from Cape May Court House, NJ

Passaic County Community College is a 2-year institution offering 60 degrees and certificates. The college’s four northern New Jersey campuses include the Public Safety Academy which houses PCCC’s Firefighter Training program and features an indoor...

Rowan College at Gloucester County is a community college in the southern New Jersey town of Sewell, which is about 15 miles from downtown Philadelphia. For students looking to save money while studying to attain a bachelor’s degree, Rowan College...

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The majority of my friends attend GCC and they have found that they learn a great deal from their professors, both in and out of the classrooms. The professors generally move at an acceptable pace that is tolerable for all students.

” – Jennifer from Atco, NJ

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus

Fairleigh Dickinson University operates two campuses in New Jersey, a metropolitan campus in Teaneck, and a suburban campus in Florham, which makes FDU the largest private university in the state. FDU offers a Two Worlds degree programs, which allow...

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FDU is great, the teachers are all very helpful and easy to talk to. They are easy to access and depending on the professor, they may give you a cell phone number to contact them after school hours. All of my teachers have helped me in bettering my...

” – Audenzia from Mastic, NY

Rowan College at Burlington County is a 2-year community college serving the largest county in New Jersey. RCBC features degree and certificate programs in 10 meta majors and its Alternative Energy Technologies Department provides training for work...

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I did learn a lot, even though it's a community college the teacher were great and i learn a lot from them

” – Gabriella from Marlton, NJ

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham Campus

The Florham campus of the Fairleigh Dickinson University is a 4-year liberal arts college in northern New Jersey. A campus of the FDU system, the Florham campus grants undergraduate degrees in over 60 academic majors. The FDU-Florham campus is...

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There are many great Professors here at the university. They are what make learning interesting. Take classes in Sociology, Literature and the required CORE classes and you will learn a lot about how people behave and about some of the pressing...

Sussex County Community College is a 2-year institution in northwest New Jersey. SCCC offers associate degrees in 22 fields of study as well as 11 certificate-granting academic programs. In addition, SCCC partners with the Rutgers School of Health...

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I have never encountered such a loving, caring, and passionate staff. They really want you to succeed. This is a great place to find your passion at an affordable rate.

” – Lauren from Sparta, NJ

Princeton Theological Seminary is a graduate school of theology and the second-oldest religious academy in the United States. While the Seminary is affiliated with the Presbyterian church, its student body comprises over 50 Christian denominations...

Drew University

Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Drew University is a 4-year liberal arts institution in northern New Jersey. The University’s College of Liberal Arts offers bachelor’s degrees in 47 fields of study. Additionally, Drew is home to the...

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There is no doubt in my mind that I am learning a lot at Drew. This college is on the Princeton Review's list of top universities and top liberal arts colleges for a reason! The topics are very engaging and intense, and although I've had a couple of...

” – Eve from North Bergen, NJ

Established in 1958, Salem Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in Carney's Point, New Jersey, with a satellite education center in Alloway. As the only institution of higher learning operating in Salem County, SCC’s main campus...

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While most of the teachers are cool, some of the adjunct faculty can be a real challenge to deal with. Overall though, the material covered is in-depth, and professors are readily available for discussing any questions or concerns.

” – John

Warren County Community College is a 2-year college in northern New Jersey. Warren County confers associate degrees in 32 fields of study as well as nine academic certificates. The college also pairs with The Rutgers School of Health Professions to...

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When people hear community college they automatically think you will achieve a mediocre education, but they are wrong! Warren County Community college is full of well educated professors. In fact, most of their professors have taught at major...

” – Lacey from Lopatcong, NJ

Pillar College

Pillar College is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Newark, New Jersey. All students are required to attend chapel, which includes teaching elements and segments that are student-led. Traditional degree programs at Pillar College...

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My time at Pillar was a warm, inviting atmosphere. They do their best to help you. If you give it a chance, you can receive a solid education there.

” – James from Somerset, NJ

Affiliated with the Reformed Church in America, New Brunswick Theological Seminary is a Christian graduate school in central New Jersey and the first seminary established in the United States. New Brunswick offers master’s degrees in Divinity and...

The Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing at Holy Name Medical Center is a Catholic nursing institution in eastern New Jersey. Tynan’s RN curriculum includes courses in a diverse array of medical subjects such as Basic Pharmacology and Lifespan...

Rabbinical College of America is a Chabad Lubavitch Hasidic Jewish yeshiva in northern New Jersey dedicated to training rabbis. The yeshiva offers a Rabbinical Ordination Program as well as a Jewish higher  education program for teachers and communal...

Established as the first institute for study of the Talmud in the United States, Beth Medrash Govoha is the largest yeshiva (Orthodox Jewish seminary) in the country. BMG’s curriculum consists of study of the Talmud during three sessions each day in...

Founded by the Sisters of Christian Charity, Assumption College for Sisters is a Roman Catholic institution in northern New Jersey dedicated to training women for service to the church. Assumption College offers two associate degrees in Arts and...

Yeshiva Toras Chaim is an Orthodox Jewish yeshiva in southern New Jersey dedicated to educating students in the laws of the Torah. The yeshiva offers a bachelor’s degree in Talmudic Studies program with a curriculum consisting of classes in Talmud...

The School of Nursing at the JFK Muhlenberg Harold B. & Dorothy A. Snyder Schools is a nursing academy located just outside of NYC in eastern New Jersey. The School of Nursing features four degree tracks including generic and accelerated tracks, an...

Named for a former Chief Rabbi of New York’s Association of American Orthodox Hebrew Congregations, Rabbi Jacob Joseph School is an Orthodox Jewish yeshiva in Staten Island and northern New Jersey. RJJS hosts a degree-granting Talmudic Studies...

Saint Francis Medical Center School of Nursing is a private, medical education institution located in Trenton, New Jersey. The School of Nursing offers three academic programs in collaboration with Mercer County Community College including the...

The JFK Muhlenberg Harold B. & Dorothy A. Snyder Schools-School of Radiography is a graduate school of radiography and x-ray technology in northern New Jersey. The School of Radiography offers a 2-year diploma-granting Radiography program...

Bais Medrash Toras Chesed is an Orthodox Jewish Yeshiva in southern New Jersey with a curriculum emphasizing ethical works and teachings. BMTC offers a Talmudic Studies program focused on the study of sacred texts in order to prepare students to...

Originally founded as a boarding school for New York City high school boys, the Talmudical Academy of New Jersey is an Orthodox Jewish yeshiva in central New Jersey. The Talmudical Academy offers a Talmudic Studies program dedicated to training...

Yeshiva Yesodei Hatorah is a Jewish institution of higher learning in southeast New Jersey. The Yeshiva features a Talmudic Studies program tailored to the talents of each individual student. As an Orthodox institution, the Yeshiva is home to an all...

The St. Francis Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology is a medical imaging training academy in Trenton. The SFMC School hosts a 2-year hospital-based certification program in Radiologic Technology. In addition to classroom work, the SFMC...

Originally founded by the Roshei Hayeshivah, Yeshiva Gedolah Zichron Leyma is an Orthodox Jewish yeshiva in northeast New Jersey. The Yeshiva offers a Torah studies program through its Beis Midrash. With an all-male student body, all Yeshiva Gedolah...

Mesivta Keser Torah is an Orthodox Jewish yeshiva in Baltimore with a focus on Torah and mitzvos lessons. The yeshiva is home to a 4-year Talmudic Studies program utilizing cooperative and project-based learning. Additionally, all students are...

Yeshivas Be’er Yitzchok is a Jewish institution of Talmudic and Judaic studies in northeast New Jersey. All students at the Yeshiva engage in oral and written Torah study with a focus on the Talmud and Responsa for Jewish observance. In addition to...

Beis Medrash Zichron Meir is an Orthodox Jewish yeshiva in southern New Jersey. Zichron Meir offers a bachelor’s degree in Talmudic Studies and the yeshiva curriculum features classes comparing the text of the Talmud to its historical commentaries...

Yeshiva Gedolah Shaarei Shmuel is an Orthodox Jewish yeshiva in southern New Jersey dedicated to training future Torah scholars. Gedolah Shaarei Shmuel features a 4-year Talmudic Studies program with the goal of preparing students to enter advanced...

Georgian Court University - Hazlet

Partnering with Brookdale Community College, Georgian Court University in Hazlet, New Jersey, offers 4-year degree programs as well as graduate degrees. Located within of the community college, GCU Hazlet’s location and class times are designed to be...

Georgian Court University - Cumberland

In partnership with Cumberland County College, Georgian Court University in Cumberland confers bachelor degrees in social work. GCU’s main campus is located in Lakewood, New Jersey, and is sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, who place particular...

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