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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
Rutgers - Newark is a highly rated public university located in Newark, New Jersey in the New York City Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,162 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Rutgers - Newark acceptance rate is 64%. Popular majors include Accounting, Psychology, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 68% of students, Rutgers - Newark alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,300.
About Rutgers University - Newark...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
New Jersey Athletic Conference
Address
249 University Avenue, Blumenthal Hall
Newark, NJ 07102
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Rutgers University - Newark Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
64%
Application Deadline
December 1
SAT Range
1010-1170
ACT Range
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$12,020/ 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
$13,204/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
81%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.79 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.89 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.88 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,162Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,389
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 55 responses
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  • Diverse
    44%
  • Interesting
    25%
  • Friendly
    22%
  • Competitive
    4%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Nerdy
    2%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.97 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.108 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 61 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    69%
  • AWESOME
    13%
  • Commuter school
    11%
  • The most diverse campus in the U.S
    5%
  • Underrated
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$57,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.59 responses
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Loved the diversity and inclusion at this University! This is one of the most diverse college campuses in the United States and promotes inclusiveness and tolerance among students and faculty members. Great urban campus in the heart of the financial district of Newark. There is new construction happening all the time and there are great spots for coffee, lunch, dinner, as well as night life. Rutgers provides renowned education for its students and most professors deeply care about their students. There is an issue with parking on campus, but I hope that will be rectified soon.
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My college experience is great! I am taking my Rutgers classes at the local County Community College. The classes are at night time.I am getting the best of both worlds. I get to live at home, get my bachelor's degree, work at the same business for several years and save money. I didn't incur all the other expense's like a student that went away to school does. The advisor is wonderful and very helpful. The professors are ok.
Rutgers University is a great college for students looking for diversity, great education, and an overall amazing college experience. Throughout my year and a half at Rutgers, Newark I’ve enjoyed the diversity of my peers, the amazing professors, and the curriculum taught on campus. Overall, I love attending Rutger University, everyone on campus from students to professors make my college experience as enjoyable as it can be. Rutgers University is dedicated to bettering their students and making them feel comfortable. Their exciting events held on campus to encourage students to have some fun here and there and take a break from the stress school can cause. Altogether, attending Rutgers University was one of the best decisions I’ve made and I’m excited to see how far they can help me excel in my future career path!