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...

“…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...

“…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...

“…Not only have I learned a lot academically from my teachers and peers, I have learned a lot about myself. Rowan has provided me with great teachers who enjoy teaching their class and always are there for extra help!” – Bevin from Lindenwold, 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...

“…Montclair State University's student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1, and class size is not large. The environment is just right for learning, and it is put together for your academic success. ” – Elisha from Blackwood, 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...

“…There is always something new to learn here. All the professors have something new to offer and you'll never get bored in class!” – Katelyn from Manville, 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...

“…The campus is beautiful, a relatively good size, and welcoming. There's always something to do whether its a first 56 activity or just chilling in the Pirate's Cellar. There's always somewhere you can go or someone you can go to when you are in need...” – Adria from Paterson, 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...

“…KU is a visually appealing campus due to the hard work of the friendly maintenance crew to plant, grow, fertilize, and care for the grounds. Though it is sometimes difficult to get in contact with some offices, people (students, athletes, commuters,...” – Freshman Student from Bergen County, NJ

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...

“…Stevens provides a challenge, yet most of the learning is practical or hands on. I feel exceptionally prepared for real world work in the future!” – Angela from Sparta, 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...

“…I simply just love attending Rider University. From the amazing people, to the fun events and the great professors, choosing Rider was the best decision I made. ” – Diana from South River, 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...

“…There is a wide variety of courses available. When it comes time for me to register for classes, I am stuck because there are so many I want to take, and not enough time. I really love that Stockton encourages students to gain a breadth of...” – Maria from Beachwood, 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...

“…The classes here can be pretty hard, depending on which ones you take, but it is worth it because you learn a lot from it. In fact, I wish I could take more classes than I'll ever have room to in my four years here. Most of the professors here...” – North Jersey Native

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...

“…i got a stellar education at caldwell college. the school is more than friendly towards seniors citizens. more schools should follow cc's external degree program. the saturday orientations are worth attending.” – Hilda from Caldwell, 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...

“…Great Campus with excellent professors. ” – Drew from Ocean, 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...

“…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...

“…I definitely feel that I learned a lot at MCC. I enrolled right after high school and it allowed me to really find my learning style which I had not thoroughly established in high school. My GPA almost doubled from that with which I graduated high...” – NK

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...

“…Bloomfield College has taught me many things thus far both inside and outside the classroom.” – Ashley from Camden, 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...

“…Saint Peters offers a wide range of courses that not only satisfy students academically, but provides them with the knowledge and understanding that you will remember for years to come. As a freshman I came in not feeling overwhelmed and was able to...” – Erica from Newark, NJ

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...

“…i would rate georgian court university a 9 on a scale of 10 being the best. when i had transferred to gcu, i was treated with the up-most respect and my needs were accommodated. having been at gcu only two months, my experience here has been amazing...” – Christina from Jackson, 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...

“…I have learned so much here at Brookdale!For the first time in my life I have recieved all straight A's because the teachers teach very well and the classes are easy.Thats what I love about college!You can pick your own classes.Their are many majors...” – Daniella from Tinton Falls, 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...

“…I've learned alot here, especially from my math and science classes. Well, all of my classes actually. The professors certainly know a great deal about the topics they teach, and since they're truly interested in it, they can explain it all really...” – Girl from NJ

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...

“…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...

“…I am currently an Early Childhood Education, English Literature major and Piano Performance minor. New Jersey City University is in my heart because the professors really care about their students, and go out of their way to help and push the...” – The girl with the panty hose

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...

“…Ocean County college is underrated. It's convenient, affordable, and flexible. It's the best route to get your associates for the best price. ” – Kimberly from Toms River, 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...

“…Rutgers University offeres amazing core courses along with very intelligent and influential professors. Talking to some of the current students and advisors I can say that I will learn alot and finally understand what I want to do with my life.” – N/A

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...

“…felician college is a wonderful school to attend. academically, this college is higher then a good margin of others schools. especially the nursing program; a very tough course to get into and go through but it is all worth it in the end.” – Justin 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...

“…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...

“…I absolutely love this school. The small class sizes make it easier for teachers to get to know their students better and help them one on one when they need it. All of the teachers I've had so far are excellent at thoroughly explaining the material...” – Nicole from Hillsborough, NJ

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...

“…Being a nursing major, I knew it was not going to be easy. I started my first semester by taking 5 classes which is not recommended but I knew I had to. At RCNJ, you learn ALOT. You may think oh this class is going to be easy, but once you get into...” – Khadijah from Union, 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...

“…The teachers make there schedule around you and if you don't understand they are happy to help. They will even take the time to make extra work just for you. I am really learning a lot and actually remembering it later on.” – Cesyana from Washington, DC

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...

“…William Paterson is a great school. The teachers are very helpful and want to see you succeed if you are putting in the effort. Overall, the school offers a lot of opportunities being that it is only 10, 15 minutes from New York.” – Bahj from Trenton, 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...

“…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 &...

“…As a nursing major at the County College of Morris, I am taking many difficult courses such as microbiology and anatomy & physiology. Only in my second semester at County, I have learned so many great things from my professors. They inspire me to...” – courtney from Randolph, 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...

“…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...

“…Hudson County Commmunity College has a lot to offer for students who are interested in starting college. Clean facilities, state-of-the-art laboratories and computer labs, affordable tuition, and complete your general eduation courses within 2 years?...” – Joseph from Jersey City, 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,...

“…Great distance college with excellent classes. Shorter semesters gives students more flexibility to manage taking classes and working jobs. Great professors and a truly caring school. ” – Megan from Lebanon, 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...

“…There are a plethora of talented teachers at Atlantic Cape Community College, so do not let the negative connotation associated with a community college prevent you from attending. I am currently in my third semester and plan to graduate in the...” – Kathryn from Egg Harbor Township, 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...

“…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...

“…FDU offers many majors/minors, and has exceptional programs available for prospective and current students. Many of the professors here are highly qualified and challenge students to get the most out of their education. The small class sizes allow...” – Sandra from Avenel, NJ

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...

“…This is the most advanced in curriculum to only be a community college! Its one of the most flexible and convenient schools with advisors that are always available to answer any of my questions! The library has an excellent amount of books to choose...” – Ranita from Willingboro, 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...

“…The professors are great! And I haven't had any large lectures, all small classes with real professors.” – Student from FDU

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...

“…The professors are knowledgeable and very dedicated to their students' success. They each have their own story to tell, and some of them are far from what you'd expect. My sculpture professor had been a professor at a university in New Zealand, and...” – Kristin from Dingmans Ferry, PA

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...

“…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...

“…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

Formed by a partnership between the Monmouth County Vocational School District and Brookdale Community College, the Culinary Education Center is a culinary trade school on the Jersey Shore. The CEC is home to a food preparation and management...

“…The school can only give us the tools. It's up to us what we do with them.” – Leah from Keauhou, HI

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...

“…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...

“…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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