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Rutgers University - New Brunswick
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  • 4 Year
  • NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ

Rutgers University - New Brunswick Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
grade C+
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Undergrads in College Housing
44%
Average Housing Cost
$7,971 / year
Poll
43%
of students say overall dorm quality is great. 318 responses
Poll
59%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 550 responses

Food

Campus Food
grade B+
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5,104 / year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 960 responses
  • Food trucks
    16%
  • Chipotle
    15%
  • Hansel and Griddle - Easton Avenue
    11%
  • Au Bon Pain
    11%
  • Pretty much anywhere really
    10%
  • Stuff yer face
    10%
  • Pasta, chicken
    6%
62%
of students highly rate the dining facilities. 388 responses

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Campus Quality

Campus
grade B minus
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
grade A+
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 324 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    33%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    58%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    7%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    1%

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Safety

Safety
grade C+
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
64%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 374 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 253 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    36%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    45%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    14%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    4%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 287 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    18%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    47%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    26%
  • Not very visible.
    8%
  • We have campus police?
    1%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 599 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    15%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    67%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    17%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    1%
Men's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Wrestling
Women's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Basketball, Field Hockey, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Rowing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Volleyball

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Film Society, Television Station, Yearbook
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Opera, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 467 responses
  • Grease Trucks
    21%
  • Midnight breakfast
    18%
  • RU chant
    16%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Campus Night
    8%
  • Rutgers College Graduation
    7%
  • Sacred Path
    4%

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Party Scene

Party Scene
grade A+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 376 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    16%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    56%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    16%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    6%
  • Parties? What parties?
    6%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 238 responses
  • Halloween
    38%
  • Football Games
    21%
  • Its close, between Rutgers day and football
    13%
  • Syllabus Week
    10%
  • Rutgers Day
    8%
  • Homecoming
    2%
  • I don't have the experience
    2%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
No data available  
Women in Sororities
No data available  
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 515 responses

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