A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C+
Rutgers University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
Address
83 Somerset St
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Rutgers University 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
58%
Application Deadline
December 1
SAT Range
1110-1340
ACT Range
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Rutgers University

Cost

Net Price
$15,869/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,728/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,732/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,869/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,158/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,610/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.347 responses
39%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.361 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.360 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
33,392Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 227 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    26%
  • Diverse and Open Minded
    20%
  • Open Minded
    16%
  • Determined
    14%
  • Smart
    9%
  • OK
    6%
  • Party obsessed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.450 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.534 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 251 responses
Report
  • Diversity
    35%
  • Diversity and opportunity
    27%
  • Opportunity
    16%
  • Big and diverse, but also feels small and lonely
    6%
  • Uniquely diverse and large
    6%
  • A school excellent in diversity and education.
    6%
  • Difficult
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.260 responses
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Rutgers University Reviews

5,139 reviews
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Although im not using my degree for a career, the experience at Rutgers I can't deny how great it was truly! You may have large classes most of the time so you'll feel like a number, but in reality, the professors are always available to develop a relation with and get whatever assistance you need. If not from them, plenty of tutoring sessions to sign up for. The career services office, as busy as it is, are great at helping you find the right job after college and you'll have a permanent login to their website to find jobs that suit your major! Food and nightlife is pretty dope too I use to DJ on campus and off a lot =] RU RU RAH RAH #Classof2014
Review Rutgers University
Rutgers is a great university to go to! You will receive a high level of education as Rutgers hires professionals in the top of their field as professors. At Rutgers there is truly something for everyone and it won't be hard to find somewhere for you to fit in or feel at home. The diversity at the school will keep you learning inside and outside the classroom. There are hundreds of clubs and organizations including Greek life, athletics (of all levels), charity clubs, or probably any type of organization you can think of. If there is a club you would like that doesn't exist get some friends and create it! New Brunswick itself has a lot to offer for the community whether it be great food or entertainment. The only issue I have with Rutgers is its immense size. Having to ride buses around to and from class or events can get very annoying at times, but it is very doable and you will get used to it quickly.
THE GOOD: Professors are outstanding, professional and care about helping students succeed. Curriculum is rigurous and top-tier. On-campus services are abundant (at least one per campus) and professional. Number one university globally for information retrieval (by size and quality of library databases available). Many clubs and easy startups. Tons of buildings and offers a variety of different environments. Meal swipes offer unlimited eating. Lots of patriotism and pride for the school. Career and internship services are top-tier.

THE BAD: Dining options are abundant on campuses south of the Raritan, but good luck north of it. The transportation system is free (but necessary), but is in desperate need of improvement. Services are difficult to locate, very disorganized. Cops are a little overly-strict as far as parking. Classes are difficult to get. If you're not using meal swipes, most meal options are subpar.