The Princeton Review has released its annual list of best value colleges and New Jersey is pretty well represented. The methodology uses a "return on investment” approach, considering each school’s academic rating, financial aid rating, and college costs rating; they also consider the career prospects for graduates. So, what are the New Jersey schools that made the list of 200?

  • Stevens Institute of Technology - Hoboken

    The school is lauded for offering an Ivy League caliber education at a more affordable price and the strong career prospects for its grads.

  • The College of New Jersey - Ewing

    The Princeton Review points out the school’s small class size and collaborative atmosphere

  • Drew University - Madison

    Its proximity to job and internship possibilities in New York as well as its highly ranked science and theater departments

  • The New Jersey Institute of Technology - Newark

    The generous financial aid and strong academic programs are noted

  • Princeton University - Princeton

    You might be surprised to see such an expensive school on a “best value” list, but Princeton offers a great deal of financial aid for accepted students, and, of course, its academics are top notch