Nine (and a half?) schools in New Jersey made the annual list of US News Best Colleges.

US News split the ranking into "National Universities - Schools that offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master's and Ph.D. programs" and "Liberal Arts Colleges - schools that emphasize undergraduate education and award at least half of their degrees in the liberal arts fields of study."

NJ had eight schools make the "National" list, and one (and a half) make the "Liberal Arts". The weird "half school" comes from Bloomfield College, which appears on the site for Liberal Arts, but says "Rank Not Published", which just seems odd.

Princeton University came in at #1 in the entire country. Harvard came in 2nd, and the University of Chicago placed 3rd.

Rutgers New Brunswick and Stevens Institute of Technology tied at 69th, Seton Hall landed at 124th, Rutgers Newark came in at 133rd, New Jersey Institute of Technology placed 140th, Rowan University at 171st, and Montclair State University at 187th.

On the Liberal Arts side, Drew University took the 112th spot, followed by the 'unranked' Bloomfield College.

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