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New Jersey (/njuː ˈdʒɜrzi/, local pronunciation: i/nuː ˈdʒɜrzi/) is a state in the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the United States. As of the United States 2010 Census, its population was 8,791,894. It is bordered on the north and east by the state of New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania and on the southwest by Delaware. New Jersey lies mostly within the sprawling metropolitan areas of New York City and Philadelphia and is the most densely populated state in the United States. It is also the second wealthiest by 2009 median household income.

The area was inhabited by Native Americans for more than 2,800 years, with historical tribes such as the Lenape along the coast. In the early 17th century, the Dutch and the Swedes made the first European settlements. The British later seized control of the region, naming it the Province of New Jersey. It was granted as a colony to Sir George Carteret and John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton. At this time, it was named after the largest of the British Channel Islands, Jersey, where Carteret had been born. New Jersey was the site of several decisive battles during the American Revolutionary War.

In the 19th century, factories in cities such as Elizabeth, Paterson, and Trenton helped to drive the Industrial Revolution. New Jersey's position at the center of the Northeast megalopolis, between Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., fueled its rapid growth through the suburban boom of the 1950s and beyond.

The Governor of New Jersey is Republican Chris Christie, who assumed office in 2010.

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Matching New Jersey Colleges

Name
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Four or more years; Public; $22,766 average out-state tuition; $10,104 average in-state tuition
Princeton University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $37,000 average out-state tuition; $37,000 average in-state tuition
Montclair State University
Four or more years; Public; $16,438 average out-state tuition; $7,690 average in-state tuition
Rutgers University-Newark
Four or more years; Public; $22,766 average out-state tuition; $10,104 average in-state tuition
Seton Hall University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $31,440 average out-state tuition; $31,440 average in-state tuition
Rowan University
Four or more years; Public; $16,226 average out-state tuition; $8,646 average in-state tuition
The College of New Jersey
Four or more years; Public; $19,569 average out-state tuition; $9,760 average in-state tuition

New Jersey College Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants College Scholarship Varies January 08, 2015
Ernest Morgan Memorial Scholarship Varies March 15, 2015
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