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A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Rutgers University - Newark is ...
Public
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
65%
Application Deadline
December 1
SAT Range
910-1100
ACT Range
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$10,771/ 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
    $7,796/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,571/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,199/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,370/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,952/ year
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Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.79 responses
51%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.85 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.84 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,680Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    45%
  • Interesting
    25%
  • Friendly
    22%
  • Competitive
    4%
  • Diverse
    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.93 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.104 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 57 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    74%
  • AWESOME
    12%
  • Commuter school
    9%
  • The most diverse campus in the U.S
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.59 responses
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Rutgers University - Newark Reviews

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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!
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I love the environment at Rutgers! It makes me feel at home. The Dana Library is the best place to study and get work done. I can never get my homework done at home, so I spend my whole day on campus. I appreciate the professors there as well. They're eager to teach us and help anyone who needs it. Their office hours are flexible and open to students who need help. Professors at Rutgers look like they enjoy their job, making it a pleasant experience for all of us. Who wouldn't like to be at a school where we are taught well? I've heard we have the best professors in the state and I believe that's true. As an upcoming Sophomore, I can say I enjoyed my Freshman year and I know anyone who goes to Rutgers will too. You will meet unforgettable people and make unforgettable memories. We are a very diverse community, making you get a glimpse of people from all over the world at Rutgers.
The campus is extremely diverse! Great crowd and great education system. The professors are easy to work with as they are extremely helpful. There are a lot of courses in the school system; although, the main ones that are important usually get full easily. However, the school is amazing. Although the neighborhood isn't too great, the campus seems to keep their students safe as possible with security.