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Hamilton, New Jersey (NJ) Colleges and Universities

There are thirteen colleges within 25 miles of Hamilton, New Jersey. Here we'll look over four important statistical areas, seeing how the public and private not-for-profit schools in this area measure up.

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Feel out your collegiate options in the Hamilton area by reviewing their student populations, distance from town, graduation rates, and net prices. These statistics have been calculated by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Hamilton, New Jersey

The nearby city of Trenton contains the closest school to Hamilton, a 4-year public university called Thomas Edison State University. This school is a mere 1.1 miles away from Hamilton, with the next closest colleges being:

  • Rider University (3.8 miles)
  • The College of New Jersey (5.3 miles)
  • Mercer County Community College (8.5 miles)
  • Princeton University (9.7 miles)
  • Rowan College at Burlington County (18.4 miles)

Largest Schools Near Hamilton, New Jersey

The 4-year public option of Rutgers University-New Brunswick is notable in this area as being by far the largest college close to Hamilton, with 49,428 students enrolled. This is a good deal bigger than the next closest schools, which are:

  • Thomas Edison State University (13,093 students)
  • Rowan College at Burlington County (8,762 students)
  • Princeton University (8,138 students)
  • Raritan Valley Community College (8,099 students)
  • Mercer County Community College (7,979 students)

Lowest Net Price

Net price is a helpful statistic when you're trying to get a hold on what college will cost after financial aid has been accounted for. The calculation is performed by means of subtracting the average amount of financial aid received from the costs of attendance. Here we'll focus only on numbers applying to full-time undergraduate students attending school during the 2014-2015 school year. The lowest net prices near Hamilton are:

  • Raritan Valley Community College ($3,392)
  • Mercer County Community College ($5,410)
  • Rowan College at Burlington County ($6,972)
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick ($15,869)
  • Princeton University ($17,901)

Highest Graduation Rate

The graduation rates in this section are, as in the net price section, only applicable to undergraduate students enrolled full-time. They're calculated based on 150% of the average timespan necessary to completing a program during 2015. The esteemed Princeton University has the highest graduation rate in the area at 97%, followed by:

  • The College of New Jersey (85%)
  • Rutgers University (80%)
  • Rider University (64%)
  • Raritan Valley Community College (26%)
  • Rowan College at Burlington County (22%)

Students looking at colleges around Hamilton have a solid spread of options, from large public universities to prestigious private schools and several community colleges.

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