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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
100 Sutphen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
About Rutgers University - New Brunswick...
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Academic and research powerhouse. Stellar faculty. Engaged students. Devotion to community. With 100+ majors, 175+ research centers, and 500+ student organizations, Rutgers–New Brunswick provides real-world experiences to prepare you for life. Plus, with our prime location, one hour or less from New York City and Philadelphia, you have access to the world's top employers and internships. Get ready for an unparalleled adventure!

Rutgers University - New Brunswick Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
December 1
Acceptance Rate
60%
SAT Range
1190-1410
ACT Range
25-31
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$16,295/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$14,107/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
69%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.347 responses
40%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.400 responses
42%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.399 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
33,677Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,964
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 266 responses
Report
  • Diverse and Open Minded
    24%
  • Diverse
    24%
  • Open Minded
    15%
  • Determined
    13%
  • Smart
    8%
  • OK
    5%
  • Hardworking, party obsessed, determined
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.489 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.573 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 290 responses
Report
  • Diversity
    32%
  • Diversity and opportunity
    31%
  • Opportunity
    13%
  • Uniquely diverse and large
    8%
  • Big and diverse, but also feels small and lonely
    7%
  • A school excellent in diversity and education.
    6%
  • Difficult
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $57,900/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    80%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    93%
    National
    83%
    77%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.260 responses
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    Rutgers University - New Brunswick Reviews

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    I absolutely love Rutgers. Having 5 different campuses in New Brunswick / Piscataway allows each student to get a unique experience at Rutgers. Each student has a different experience depending on where they live, their major, and their extracurriculars. What is so special is that students intertwine amongst each other, and groups of friends consistently overlap. Rutgers is so diverse, and so many people learn about new cultures, religions, and ethnicities from attending school here. You gain so much more than just an education at Rutgers. Lastly, the professors at Rutgers really care about each student. Professors are extremely diligent in providing one on one assistance whenever needed, and go out of their way to ensure every student feels comfortable with the material. Overall, I could not imagine myself anywhere but Rutgers!
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    The Rutgers University of New Brunswick is very good for its academics. It is a difficult school and makes you work for your grade. In the longer run, that seems like a good investment. Although the academics are pretty good, many of the professors aren't. Chemistry professors, for example, are not very educated and not very helpful. However, there are some which are great!
    The campus, in my opinion, is beautiful and quite diverse. I have never seen a more diverse school. However, it is quite a party school with parties almost all the time.
    The athletics at Rutgers aren't the best. Basketball is pretty good but not football.
    Now about the on-campus living. The dorms, in my opinion, are pretty nice. Especially the ones on the Busch campus. They are nice and spacious and have good views. Campus food is not that great. Vegetarian options are limited.
    The campus has a lot of things happening for you to participate in. It is lively.
    I believe Rutgers would benefit from having faculty/staff up to date with all laws and policies. Before applying, I asked many faculty members, departments, and advisors if I qualified for in-state tuition, I was always told no. So three days before classes started I asked if I could change my position from full-time to part-time. I wasn't able to pay my term bill in full and thus why I asked for the change. When I spoke to someone about my situation, they said I had it all wrong and that I did qualify! I'm grateful I was able to qualify for in-state tuition but frustrated because I had asked many months prior, and had to rush get paperwork and documents needed to apply. Even when I submitted my application with the required documents, only after an advisor had reviewed it; I got an email saying I was still missing documents. This is an amazing school, however it feels as if faculty doesn't truly understand their own policies.