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U.S. News & World Report: TCNJ is top public college in the north, and #1 for undergrad education

EWING, NJ … U.S. News and World Report once again lists The College of New Jersey as the top-ranked public institution in the northern region of the country.

The 2014 edition ranks TCNJ as the number one public and fifth overall school in the standings among both public and private institutions in the Best Regional Universities category for the northern region of the country, up from sixth position in 2013. TCNJ is the only public institution ranked among the top 10 this year.

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TCNJ has ranked as the top public school in the northern region since 1993, and for 2014 boasts the #1 spot on the Web-exclusive ranking for “Best Undergraduate Teaching” for Regional Universities in the north. Based on peer responses, U.S. News identified schools that were most often cited by presidents, provosts, and admissions deans as having a faculty with an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. The faculty at TCNJ provides a highly collaborative and a supportive environment for undergrads, where they serve not only as teachers, but mentors and research partners.

The College has the highest average freshman retention rate, 95 percent, and the highest percentage of freshmen coming from the top 25 percent of their high school class, 93 percent.

TCNJ President R. Barbara Gitenstein commented: “Our exceptional students and our world-class faculty consistently set high standards and foster innovation.”

The complete list of the 2014 rankings, as well as methodology, can be found at