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2021 Top New Jersey Men's Football Schools

9 Colleges
$31,512 Avg Tuition & Fees*
48% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When pursuing a degree in today's world, student athletes have many different options to choose from. 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 Men's Football in New Jersey ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

After analyzing 9 schools in New Jersey, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Men's Football athletes in New Jersey. To come up with this ranking, we look at a number of factors that are all objective measurements. These factors include the school's overall quality as determined by our Best Colleges ranking and the athletic competitiveness of the school. Thus, in order to rank well, the school must offer a quality education in addition to having a great sports team.

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

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey

Our 2021 rankings named Princeton University the best school for 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.

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

The student-to-faculty ratio of 5 to 1 is a sign that students will have more opportunities to engage with their professors one-on-one. Princeton also took the #1 spot in our overall quality rankings.

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#2

The College of New Jersey

Ewing, New Jersey

A rank of #2 on our list means The College of New Jersey is a great place for Men’s Football athletes in New Jersey working on their bachelor’s degree. Ewing, New Jersey is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,685 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at TCNJ brought home $552,679 in revenue in a single year.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 94%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. TCNJ also made our overall quality list, coming in at #2.

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#3

Rowan University

Glassboro, New Jersey

A rank of #3 on our list means Rowan University is a great place for Men’s Football athletes in New Jersey working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Glassboro, New Jersey, the fairly large public school awarded 3,684 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Rowan brought in $713,184 while tallying up $704,139 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $9,045 in profit.

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#4

Montclair State University

Montclair, New Jersey

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Montclair State University. The school came in at #4 in this year’s ranking. Located in Montclair, New Jersey, the large public school awarded 4,013 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Montclair State brought in $521,201 while tallying up $498,559 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $22,642.

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#5

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Rutgers University - New Brunswick. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. Located in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the large public school handed out 8,719 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Rutgers New Brunswick brought home $26,698,913 in revenue in a single year. The great academic progress rate of 979 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 94%. In addition to its Best Colleges for Men’s Football in New Jersey ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Rutgers New Brunswick is ranked #4 for overall quality in New Jersey.

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Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in New Jersey ranking. FDU is a private not-for-profit institution located in Madison, New Jersey. The school has a small population, and it awarded 573 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at FDU made $350,259 in revenue, while incurring $334,562 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $15,697, which isn’t bad at all.

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William Paterson University of New Jersey came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in New Jersey ranking. William Paterson University is a fairly large public school situated in Wayne, New Jersey. It awarded 1,785 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at William Paterson University made $472,010 in revenue, while incurring $462,965 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $9,045 for the sports team.

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#8

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, New Jersey

Monmouth University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in New Jersey ranking. Monmouth is a private not-for-profit institution located in West Long Branch, New Jersey. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,185 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the 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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#9

Kean University

Union, New Jersey

With a ranking of #9, Kean University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in New Jersey ranking. Located in Union, New Jersey, the fairly large public school handed out 2,493 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at Kean made $392,340 in revenue.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 9 schools only.

References

  • 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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