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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
57%
SAT Range
1110-1350
ACT Range
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$15,614/ 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
    $11,893/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,845/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,937/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,125/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,750/ 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.379 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.378 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
34,020Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 245 responses
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  • Diverse
    25%
  • Diverse and Open Minded
    22%
  • Open Minded
    16%
  • Determined
    14%
  • Smart
    8%
  • OK
    6%
  • Hardworking, party obsessed, determined
    3%

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.468 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.552 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 269 responses
Report
  • Diversity
    33%
  • Diversity and opportunity
    30%
  • Opportunity
    14%
  • Big and diverse, but also feels small and lonely
    7%
  • Uniquely diverse and large
    7%
  • A school excellent in diversity and education.
    5%
  • Difficult
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
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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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.
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If you get lucky and not get RUScrewed, you will have the best time of your life! Academics and diversity is incredible. Most of the professors are very engaging and willing to help except a few who seem to enjoy making students' lives miserable. Again, take advantage of notorious reviews on Ratemyprofessor.com. Party and student life is very exciting for the most part. Most people get involved in Greek Life to do so but you certainly do not have to. The one terrible thing is the bus system, it is one of the most unpredictable things! As expected, it tends to drive a lot of people crazy instead of driving people to places. Other than that, Rutgers is the place to be!
In Fall 2017, I transferred in to Rutgers University in New Brunswick from a community college. By now, I feel like I am a part of a very diverse family already. From the students to the professors, every one I have met are very down to earth and helpful. The academics have taught me more than I could ever ask for and have broadened my horizons. The professors are extremely smart and very good at explaining the material. I live on campus and the dorms are very nice and the RAs and other representatives are very helpful. Moreover, Rutgers has kept me occupied by all the extra curricular opportunities that are available. I have had the chance to network with amazing companies and have applied for internships already. I absolutely love it here at Rutgers!