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A
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+
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.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$13,896/ 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.394 responses
42%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.393 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 260 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    24%
  • Diverse and Open Minded
    23%
  • 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.483 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.567 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 284 responses
Report
  • Diversity
    32%
  • Diversity and opportunity
    30%
  • Opportunity
    14%
  • 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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    After my first semester here, my expectations have been exceeded. While true that some of the campuses are a bit outdated (outside wise, older buildings, pavement in need of repair, ect) the insides are fairly modern and well-equipped for students. Many of the faculty/staff members are friendly, helpful, and understanding of what it's like to be a transfer student who commutes a long distance, this helped to empower a feeling of confidence within myself. I was able to transition more quickly into comfort at this university than many of my childhood schools and my community college I attended in-between. I have gotten the best grades in my entire college career here in my first semester and hope to continue to excel academically this fall and beyond!
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    Extremely diverse campus. It's been amazing seeing and being with people who look like me and share many cultures with. Student involvement is plentiful! I thought I would never be able to move up in any club or organization but, here I am in three organizations! With these positions, I am able to create a positive change, while building my community service skills, and narrowing in my career goals. I do wish the campus and its police did more to prevent and prosecute sexual violence/harassment on campus, regardless of their status.
    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!