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2021 Top New Jersey Men's D1 Football Schools

2 Colleges
$46,196 Avg Tuition & Fees*
70% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

With all of the options student athletes have for higher education today, it can be tough to choose which direction to take. Our mission at College Factual is to arm you with as much information as we can to help you make that decision. Our Best Colleges for Division I Men's Football in New Jersey ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

We analyzed 2 colleges and universities across New Jersey to determine which were the best for D1 Men's Football athletes in New Jersey. Our ranking is based on several objective factors, including the school's overall quality and the athletic competitiveness of the school. We steer clear of subjective measures since they don't give a clear picture when determining how one school compares to another. So, even if a school has a great team, it won't place well if it is also considered a low quality college or university.

See what other factors we include in our ranking methodology.

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Top Colleges in New Jersey for D1 Men's Football athletes in New Jersey

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:


Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey

Our 2021 rankings named Princeton University the best school for D1 Men’s Football athletes in New Jersey working on their bachelor’s degree. Princeton is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school situated in Princeton, New Jersey. It awarded 1,297 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The FCS Men’s Football team at Princeton brought home $4,030,758 in revenue in a single year. The team has a great academic progress rate of 982, signifying that team members care about their grades.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1, it’s easy to see that the school is committed to helping their undergraduates succeed. In addition to its Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Football in New Jersey ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Princeton is ranked #1 for overall quality in New Jersey.

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Monmouth University

West Long Branch, New Jersey

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Monmouth University. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. Monmouth is located in West Long Branch, New Jersey and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,185 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the FCS Men’s Football team at Monmouth took home $5,215,219 in revenue. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 935.

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Notes and References


*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 2 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 our data about colleges.
  • Revenue and expense information comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s Equity in Athletics Data Analysis (EADA) website.
  • The academic progress rate (APR) of each team was made available by the NCAA.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

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