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  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
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
About Rutgers University - New Brunswick...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
Address
100 Sutphen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
From Rutgers University - New Brunswick

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
58%
SAT Range
1190-1400
ACT Range
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$16,016/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,640/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,839/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,201/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,280/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,819/ year
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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.388 responses
42%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.387 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
33,677Undergrads
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 254 responses
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  • Diverse
    24%
  • Diverse and Open Minded
    23%
  • Open Minded
    16%
  • Determined
    13%
  • Smart
    8%
  • OK
    6%
  • Hardworking, party obsessed, determined
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.477 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.561 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 278 responses
Report
  • Diversity
    32%
  • Diversity and opportunity
    30%
  • Opportunity
    14%
  • Uniquely diverse and large
    7%
  • Big and diverse, but also feels small and lonely
    7%
  • A school excellent in diversity and education.
    5%
  • Difficult
    3%

    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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    First of all, I like how large the school is. I know this can be intimidating for new students, but I like being surrounded by a bunch of people. You can meet a lot of new and interesting people and make new friends! The campuses are large, but you are able to explore and find places where you are comfortable and feel at home! I have found great communities of students with common interests and have been involved with an organization, HackRU, which has been one of my favorite experiences at Rutgers!
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    Academically, Rutgers is an excellent university. The Philosophy department is one of the best in the country and the German department is fairly small but offers a variety of courses. I was also fortunate enough to study abroad in Germany through Rutgers. There are scholarship opportunities to offset expenses, and my experience was incredible! The bus system used to transport students from one campus to another is unfortunately sub-par. The drivers take frequent and long breaks, which inconveniences students trying to get to class. A majority of buses themselves don't seem to be well maintained, either, and the bus schedule is unreliable. The quality and variety of the dining hall food is OK, depending on which you go to. There is a lot of cultural and racial diversity on campus, and many different types of course studies, clubs, events, etc. to choose from. Over all, Rutgers is a pretty good school, but one should always be prepared for annoyances.
    after only a semester attending Rutgers- New Brunswick I can say that the place definitely grew on me. Despite it being a really large state school you can still find ways of making interesting and meaningful connections with the students and faculty. Putting yourself out there seems to be the only true barrier from having a good time at Rutgers and an amazing one. In just a few months I was able to find my niche at my dorm complex, as well as the different clubs that I attended. Couldn't ask for a better freshman experience!