A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C
Rutgers University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
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

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Rutgers University

Cost

Net Price
$15,917/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,953/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,073/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,537/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,822/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,086/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
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.360 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.359 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
32,411Undergrads
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 226 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    27%
  • Diverse and Open Minded
    20%
  • Open Minded
    16%
  • Determined
    14%
  • Smart
    9%
  • OK
    6%
  • Party obsessed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.449 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.533 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 250 responses
Report
  • Diversity
    35%
  • Diversity and opportunity
    28%
  • Opportunity
    16%
  • Big and diverse, but also feels small and lonely
    6%
  • Uniquely diverse and large
    6%
  • A school excellent in diversity and education.
    5%
  • Difficult
    3%

After Rutgers University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
National
47%
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

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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.
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Overall, Rutgers is an amazing school with myriad opportunities for study. As a music student, the program here at Mason Gross, while underfunded, is top-notch with great faculty and lots of playing opportunities. I also participate in an athletic club and a thriving Jewish community here. You can do anything at Rutgers from a sociology degree to biochemistry to horticultural therapy. There's something for everyone here!
I am a current freshman at Rutgers New Brunswick, but even though it is my first year being a full time student I practically lived at Rutgers for the past 4 years. Since my freshman year I was blessed to be part of different summer programs at Rutgers. I also was able to take expository writing along with basic comp the last year of high school. My teacher was amazing! I loved almost every single teachers I've had here at Rutgers. You feel like you are surrounded by family. The environment of family is not only found within the staff to students but within students. I have made tons of friends who are one of a kind. The people here at Rutgers are extremely friendly. The more you get involved and you look for clubs the smaller the schools seems.