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2021 Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in New Jersey

9 Colleges
1,519 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,986 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities School for You

Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in New JerseyWith 1,519 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, liberal arts / sciences and humanities is the #11 most popular major in New Jersey. This means that of the 45,514 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 3.3% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in New Jersey ranking looked at 9 colleges that offer a bachelor's in liberal arts / sciences and humanities. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. For this ranking, we are identifying those liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools in New Jersey

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for liberal arts / sciences and humanities majors.

Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools in New Jersey

#1

Stockton University

Galloway, NJ

Stockton University landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Galloway, Stockton State is a public school with a medium-sized student population. Stockton State not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in New Jersey list.

The average student at Stockton State graduates in less than 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $27,302. This means that the average student pays around $116,580 to get a bachelor’s degree from Stockton State. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Rutgers University - Camden comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Camden, Rutgers Camden is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Rutgers Camden, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in New Jersey ranking.

It takes about 4.5 years for the average student at Rutgers Camden to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $33,715. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Rutgers Camden is $153,066. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#3

Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ

Our rankings recognize Rowan University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Glassboro, Rowan is a public school with a fairly large student population. Rowan not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in New Jersey list.

It takes the average student at Rowan about 4.4 years to graduate, and it costs about $34,946 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Rowan is $153,063. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#4

Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ

Seton Hall University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of South Orange, Seton Hall is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Seton Hall, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in New Jersey ranking.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at Seton Hall to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $38,817. This means that the average student pays around $161,867 to get a bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

Rider University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools. Rider is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Lawrenceville. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Rider, the school also landed the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in New Jersey ranking.

At Rider, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $38,496. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Rider is $159,373. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. FDU is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Teaneck. In addition to being on our best value list, FDU has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in New Jersey ranking.

At FDU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and it costs about $37,486 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from FDU is about $161,565. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ

Our rankings recognize Montclair State University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Montclair State is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Montclair. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Montclair State, the school also landed the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in New Jersey ranking.

The average student at Montclair State graduates in less than 4.4 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $28,695. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Montclair State is $125,971. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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William Paterson University of New Jersey earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Wayne, William Paterson University is a public college with a fairly large student population. William Paterson University not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #9 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in New Jersey list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at William Paterson University is 4.5 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $29,234. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from William Paterson University is $132,138. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Our rankings recognize Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Madison, FDU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. FDU not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #7 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in New Jersey list.

The average student at FDU graduates in less than 4.3 years, and it costs about $37,184 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $161,007 to get a bachelor’s degree from FDU. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 1,001
New York 4,039
Maryland 442
Delaware 95
District of Columbia 54

Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 1,519

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Majors Similar to Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities

Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 1,994
English Language & Literature 1,025
Theology & Religious Vocations 674
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 383
Philosophy & Religious Studies 182

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 9 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Jacques Sablet (Switzerland, Morges, 1749-1803).

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