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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 7,726 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Rutgers - Newark acceptance rate is 63%. Popular majors include Psychology, Accounting, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 64% of students, Rutgers - Newark alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,300.
249 University Avenue, Blumenthal Hall
Newark, NJ 07102
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About Rutgers University - Newark...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
New Jersey Athletic Conference

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
63%
Application Deadline
December 1
SAT Range
1020-1190
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$11,301/ 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
$13,883/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%

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
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.92 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.91 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,726Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,416
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
61%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    45%
  • Interesting
    27%
  • Friendly
    22%
  • Competitive
    4%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.100 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.111 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 64 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    69%
  • AWESOME
    13%
  • Commuter school
    11%
  • The most diverse campus in the U.S
    6%
  • Underrated
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$57,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
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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I've been at Rutgers Universit-Newar for three years now and my experience there has been pretty okay. I love the diversity of the school and how we are in a city; however, parking is terrible! even if you have a permit you need to be their hours before your class to secure a parking spot in a parking garage/lot you paid for. Also, there are many professors seem uninterested in helping their students outside of class not to mention some of them assing an unnecessary amount of work! I will admit though that the students org do make up for a lot of the gaps within the academic system, they help you get in touch with peers that have already (or are) taking the course so they can guide you or help you when you're stuck. The student organization also help student enroll in developing programs as well as puting them in contact with recruited for internships and mentorships.
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I didn't like online classes at all! Well, that's an overstatement since I did take one online class that I did enjoy; however, that was tailored to be an online class since the get-go. The classes I didn't enjoy were the ones that were made online because of the Virus. I feel that these classes translated poorly to a virtual classroom. Maybe it was because of the short time in which teachers had to reivest their class structure or that it just does not hold the same value as a face-to-face lecture.
My experience at Rutgers has been amazing! I’m finished my first year, and I have barely any complaints. The school is very diverse, and it helped me create forever-lasting networks. I’m currently dorm, and there’s a lot of support from the students and staff. Even with the transition to remote classes, I was supported by Rutgers and the Professors with all the challenges I’ve faced.