New Jersey is likely home to your ideal college town. The Garden State is situated between the nightlife and arts capital of the country in New York City, and the thriving historical and entertainment hub that is Philadelphia. With its own stretches of beaches, boardwalks, and casinos, New Jersey can keep you busy all on its own. Outdoor lovers can find plenty to do along the state's Appalachian Ridge. Newark, across the Hudson River from New York, is the state's largest city.
New Jersey offers a plethora of private and public colleges and universities, including some big names. New Brunswick is the host to renowned Rutgers, the principal school of The State University of New Jersey, with branch campuses in Newark and Camden. Most well-known and respected among the private colleges and universities in the state, Princeton University, founded in 1746, is located in the town of Princeton, some 13 miles from the state capital of Trenton.