Rutgers University is the state university of New Jersey. It is considered one of the top research universities in the nation with a history of scientific innovation. Based on its faculty's productivity, such as number of books published, grants awarded and cited articles, Rutgers is ranked quite high among other U.S. universities. It is ranked second in mathematics education, third in Italian Language and Literature, third in Women's and Gender Studies, and fifth in Global Affairs and Atmospheric Science.
Rutgers provides degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels, as well as continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers offers a variety of educational program options from elementary school students to state policymakers. Many working professionals or busy parents can benefit from the flexibility offered by Rutgers' online courses, satellite campuses, certificate programs, professional education and lifelong learning programs.
Rutgers University is the nation's eighth oldest institution of higher learning and has a very rich history of innovation and leadership. Rutgers boasts many renowned alumni that include award-winning scientists, authors, astronauts, actors, military officers, members of U.S. Congress, athletes and a vice president of the United States.
Rutgers was chartered nearly 245 years ago as Queen's College, a Dutch Reformed college created to train church clergy and also provide general education. In 1825, Queen's College was renamed Rutgers College in honor of Colonel Henry Rutgers, a hero of the revolutionary war.
At Rutgers University, students and lifelong learners can choose from diverse degree and study programs at campuses in New Brunswick, Newark and Camden. Students can fulfill major requirements toward a degree or elect to learn about a subject of interest. Classes are available during the days or evenings, depending on the program and location.
Rutgers University's academic calendar follows the semester system, with a fall and spring semester as well as a summer session.
Colleges / Schools
There are 27 schools and colleges on three campuses at Rutgers University, offering comprehensive degree programs at all levels as well as professional and continuing studies.
New Brunswick Campus:
School of Arts and Sciences
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick
School of Communication and Information
School of Engineering
School of Management and Labor Relations
School of Social Work
College of Nursing
Graduate School - New Brunswick
Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
Graduate School of Education
Newark College of Arts and Sciences
University College - Newark
College of Nursing
Graduate School - Newark
Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick
School of Criminal Justice
School of Law - Newark
School of Public Affairs and Administration
Camden College of Arts and Sciences
University College - Camden
School of Business - Camden
Graduate School - Camden
School of Law - Camden
Rutgers University holds an annual "Fall Involvement Fair" on its Voorhees Mall where students can learn about all the clubs and activities available to them at the university. So numerous are the student organizations and clubs at Rutgers that they are broken down into categories: academic, cultural, media/publications, performing arts, and social and political act
Students new to campus can join one of many orientation programs to learn about the university, college life and all the activities available. There are six different student centers at Rutgers-New Brunswick, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a climbing well, roller hockey rink and sports facilities.
Fraternities and Sororities
Greek life is a longstanding tradition at Rutgers University, where the first Greek letter fraternities, Delta Phi and Zeta Psi were founded in 1845. Fraternities at that time were considered subversive and forbidden by the faculty, so they continued as secret societies.
Today the fraternities and sororities at Rutgers are out in the open and there is a thriving Greek community with more than 70 fraternities and sororities on its campuses.
There are "traditional" fraternities and sororities as well as those that are historically African-American, Latino/a, Asian-interest and more. Different chapters hold annual events that range from formal dances to social mixers and barbecues.
There are many traditional school songs at Rutgers, dating back to 1873. "The Rutgers History Lesson" provides an overview of the rich history of the university, as well as its Dutch heritage and participation in the American Revolutionary War.
The 1947 screen musical, "High Button Shoes," was set in New Brunswick, New Jersey and featured the school's song titled "Nobody Ever Died for Dear Old Rutgers."
"On the Banks of the Old Raritan" the Rutgers Alma Mater was created in 1847 and was first performed by the Rutgers Glee Club.
When cheering on a Rutgers athletics team, the fans in the stands will shout the traditional Rutgers cheer of "RU, rah, rah!"
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights boast a winning football team that is the only NCAA Division I football team in the Greater New Jersey/New York area. The football team also scores well in its academic progress. There are many strong collegiate sports at Rutgers including women's basketball, men's baseball, soccer, wrestling, lacrosse and volleyball, among others.
In addition to its many varsity athletics, Rutgers offers numerous intramural sports leagues throughout the year. More information on all Rutgers athletics can be found at Scarletknights.com.
Rutgers University is made up of three campuses: Rutgers-New Brunswick, Rutgers-Newark and Rutgers-Camden. The Rutgers-New Brunswick campus is actually made up of five campuses: Busch Campus, George H. Cook Campus, College Avenue Campus and Douglass Campus.
The New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University has ivy covered buildings and the wide, open lawns of a historical university that dates back to 1766. The Rutgers-New Brunswick campus is situated in a lively urban area that has many art galleries, theatres and cafes, as well as nearby hiking trails, a golf course and the Rutgers Stadium.
There are many residential communities and living options on the Rutgers campuses. A women-only residential hall is offered on Douglass Campus. Other options include a science and engineering hall that also offers skills development programs. There is a house for adult students who are either returning to college or entering college more than five years after finishing high school.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the applicants Rutgers, The State University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at Rutgers University – New Brunswick is around 49,000 students, where graduate students make up roughly 13% of the student body.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $15,900. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $65 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range estimates:
- In-State: $11,000-$13,000
- Out-of-State: $27,000-$31,930
- Charges per unit:
- In-State: $360-$430 per unit
- Out-of-State: $860-$1,000 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||69%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||48%||$13,386|
|Receiving Student Loans||52%||$7,459|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, Rutgers University – New Brunswick may provide student services including:
- Distance learning
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Work study style employment
- Employment search assistance
- Child care
With a graduation rate of around 80%, Rutgers University – New Brunswick is among the most successful schools in the area.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||55%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||18%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||4%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
Campus: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
- Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) & Supervisory CPE Program
- * Accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission (since 1987)
- Medical (M.D.) Program
- * Accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (since 1966)
Campus: Rutgers University – New Brunswick
- Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
- Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) Program
- Dance Program
- Dietetics Program
- Coordinated Dietetics Program
- English Language Program
- Graduate Teacher Education Program
- Music Program
- Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program
- School Psychology (Psy.D.) Program
Campus: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey at Scotch Plains
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
- * Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 2013)
Rutgers University – New Brunswick is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Big Ten Conference)
- Basketball (Big Ten Conference)
- Track and Field (Big Ten Conference)
- Field Hockey
- Football (Big Ten Conference)
- Swimming and Diving
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Rutgers University – New Brunswick by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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- Kean University in Union, NJ (17 miles away)
- CUNY College of Staten Island in Staten Island, NY (17 miles away)
- Rutgers University - Newark in Newark, NJ (22 miles away)
- New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ (22 miles away)
- New Jersey City University in Jersey City, NJ (23 miles away)
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