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
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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
57%
Application Deadline
December 1
SAT Range
1110-1350
ACT Range
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$15,614/ 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
    $11,893/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,845/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,937/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,125/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,750/ 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.364 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.363 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 230 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    26%
  • Diverse and Open Minded
    21%
  • 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.453 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.537 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 254 responses
Report
  • Diversity
    35%
  • Diversity and opportunity
    28%
  • Opportunity
    15%
  • Big and diverse, but also feels small and lonely
    7%
  • Uniquely diverse and large
    6%
  • A school excellent in diversity and education.
    6%
  • Difficult
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
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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In Fall 2017, I transferred in to Rutgers University in New Brunswick from a community college. By now, I feel like I am a part of a very diverse family already. From the students to the professors, every one I have met are very down to earth and helpful. The academics have taught me more than I could ever ask for and have broadened my horizons. The professors are extremely smart and very good at explaining the material. I live on campus and the dorms are very nice and the RAs and other representatives are very helpful. Moreover, Rutgers has kept me occupied by all the extra curricular opportunities that are available. I have had the chance to network with amazing companies and have applied for internships already. I absolutely love it here at Rutgers!
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After a semester at Rutgers, I am happy to say that my college experience has been great. I had a relatively easy schedule with much free time. I spent most days working and studying, only to end the night hanging out with the kids I met living on my floor. It has been a lot of fun and being in-state, also very affordable. My professors have so far been very outgoing and reasonable. They make it easy to reach out to them, and make learning accessible to all types of students. Overall, the school is welcoming and exciting. I couldn't ask for too much more. On the other hand, functioning aspects of the school need work. The busing system has been a hassle, especially coming from a small town. The academic advisers aren't much help, and there is not much to offer in terms of dorm maintenance. I would love to see these small issues be improved upon!
Rutgers is an excellent school academically & socially. New Brunswick is a great college town and even though I am from NJ (like 80% of the kids) I feel like I am away. There is always something going on and the campus is an urban environment--not like my hometown. I feel like I'm in the "real world," with a large and diverse group of people. Kids here are SMART! If you're from NJ and you are not in the top 20 percent of your class, you probs won't get in....which may be part of the reason NJ kids sometimes trash talk. Out of state, people actually think Rutgers is Ivy/second tier ivy. Faculty is outstanding and known. Access to NYC is a huge plus for internships and weekend cultural experiences. Maybe soon we will have a great football team, but the games are still alot of fun.