A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  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
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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

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.84 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.83 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 50 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    46%
  • Interesting
    26%
  • Friendly
    22%
  • Competitive
    4%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.92 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.103 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    75%
  • AWESOME
    13%
  • Commuter school
    9%
  • The most diverse campus in the U.S
    4%

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 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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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.
Rutgers Newark is the most diverse campus in the nation, and it has been for many years in a row. I dorm on campus and can definitely say it is very diverse. The student population as well as the staff population is very diverse in race, religion, ethnic background, etc. The professors make themselves available and are very open to giving help. The oncampus tutoring is very helpful as well as the on campus counseling and health center. The only thing that would make this school even better would be having more student organizations and clubs. It has a very limited variety or clubs and organizations even for a small campus.