BY MARY MARSHALL
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.