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Finance, Research and Alumni propel Princeton University to top ranking

Finance, Research and Alumni propel Princeton University to top ranking
BY MARY MARSHALL
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Forbes released their seventh annual Top Colleges ranking on Wednesday and Princeton University made the top five. Three New Jersey schools made the top 200 out of the 650 total institutions.

In the recently revealed rankings Princeton came in at fourth place behind Williams College in Massachusetts, Stanford University in California, and Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. The College of New Jersey ranked at 168 while Rutgers University of New Brunswick followed in at 177.

According to Forbes the rankings focus more on “outcomes” of the schools than “incomes.” This includes factors such as student satisfaction (25%), post-graduate success (32.5%), graduation rate (7.5%), and academic success (10%), as opposed to information like SAT scored and high school GPAs. Forbes partners with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity for the statistics in these annual rankings.

 

New Jersey Toll Cheat

New Jersey Toll Cheat
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Law enforcement officials in our area are still on the lookout for toll evaders, even in the heart of the summer vacation season.

It turns out that one of the top names ...

New Jersey cemetery site of bloody ritual

New Jersey cemetery site of bloody ritual
BY FRANCESCA PHILLIPPY
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

LINDEN – Police were called to the Rosehill Cemetery off of Route 1 and 9 on Thursday when six dead chickens, six bloody machetes, and one injured chicken we...

New Jersey Potentially Dangerous for Police Officers

New Jersey Potentially Dangerous for Police Officers
BY MARY MARSHALL
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey ranks in the top 20 most dangerous states in the nation for police officers.

According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in prelimin...

Tractor Trailer Driving School Teaches 97-Year-Old Grandma

Tractor Trailer Driving School Teaches 97-Year-Old Grandma
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Winsor's Tractor Trailer Driving School in Linden claims they can teach men and women of all ages to drive trucks, and guarantees students will pass their driving test....

Lakewood Gets a Swastika Lawn, And An Arrest

Lakewood Gets a Swastika Lawn, And An Arrest
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

An alleged series of harassments and threats led to the arrest of an Ocean County man this week.

Scott Cooney of Lakewood has been accused of a hate crime against his ne...

Is Smoking on the Beach Against Law in New Jersey?

Is Smoking on the Beach Against Law in New Jersey?
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Smoking outdoors may soon be banned in New Jersey. The battle has hit the beaches.

Several coastal areas across the U.S. have total smoking bans- and our state is lookin...

4 Reasons Hoboken is Snobby

4 Reasons Hoboken is Snobby
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Some of us in New Jersey have a higher standard of living than others. Other people turn out to be just snobs.

Real estate website Movoto says that residents of Hoboken ...

Is Seaside Heights Saying Goodbye to its Carousel?

Is Seaside Heights Saying Goodbye to its Carousel?
BY KRISTEN LAULETTI
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The carousel built in 1910 that survived Hurricane Sandy could soon be up for auction.

According to NJ.com, the carousel, located on Casino Pier, might be separa...

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