All in all, if a would-be student makes it past the 7 percent admission rate, he or she will pay on average $14,000 a year.
While Princeton has been in the Top 10 for the past four years, this is its first year atop the list, up from the No. 3 spot last year. But a university spokesman said the school is not overly concerned with lists and rankings.
“We appreciate the continued recognition for the quality of a Princeton education and its accessibility to all admitted students,” said Michael Hotchkiss, a representative from Princeton’s Office of Communications. “Still, we feel that no ranking can fully capture the distinctiveness of any institution, and we always encourage students to collect as much information as they can about colleges and universities in which they have an interest.”
Four other New Jersey colleges also made the Top 300 list, including:
- The College of New Jersey (No. 108);
- Rutgers University (No. 142);
- Ramapo College (No. 188); and
- Drew University (No. 277).