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 100 percent college matriculation, with the top-five attended schools including Princeton and Harvard universities.
The Lawrenceville School is a co-
ed boarding school that prepares students for college and beyond with a rigorous academic environment. Also in Lawrenceville, The Bridge Academy is centered around providing students with learning differences an environment that helps them reach their fullest potential.
Colleges and Universities
Princeton is, of course, home to Princeton University, dating from 1746. With its storied past and accomplished alumni, Princeton is a focal point for the region. Its campus is a beautiful escape for local residents and also home to the Princeton University Art Museum and other entertainment venues. Princeton has some 7,000 benefit-eligible employees — of whom, it should be noted, 26 are Nobel Prize winners.
Other notable institutions include Rider University, a private, coed university
in Lawrenceville; The College of
New Jersey, a public university in Ewing Township; and Mercer County Community College, with locations in West Windsor and Trenton.
The College of New Jersey in Ewing, about 10 miles from Princeton, is a public residential college focusing on the undergraduate experience. With more than 6,500 undergraduates in its seven colleges, it gets consistently high rankings from national publications and associations.
Thomas Edison State University, founded in 1972 in Trenton, is one of the county’s newest institutions of higher learning. Established to provide diverse and alternative postsecondary education for mature adults, the university has more than 17,000 students and offers degrees through online programs, credit exams and other flexible options.
Rider University has campuses in Princeton and Lawrenceville with 4,100 undergraduates and 1,050 graduate students. Founded in 1865 as a business college, Rider now offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and attracts students from across
the U.S. and 85 countries. In 1992, Rider merged with Westminster Choir College, a four-year music school, which is now a division of Rider’s Westminster College of Fine Arts.
Mercer County Community College, with campuses in West Windsor and Trenton, offers a broad variety of degree programs as well as credit, noncredit and certificate courses. The college
has a dual admissions program that guarantees transfer admission to
five colleges, including Rider and The College of New Jersey.

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