Princeton University is at the top of the U.S. News and World ranking of United States colleges and universities.

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It's the third year in row that the school has topped the list, with Harvard, Yale Columbia & Stanford rounding out the top 5.

Several other New Jersey schools placed on the national list: Rutgers University-New Brunswick placed at No. 72 and the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken landed in a tie with the University of Delaware for 75th place. Seton Hall came in at No. 123, Caldwell University came in at No. 103,  a dNew Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark and Rutgers-Newark tied for No. 140.

The College of New Jersey in Ewing ranked No. 1 on the list for "Best Regional Universities – North."

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