About Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Founded in 1766, Rutgers University-New Brunswick. is a Public college. Located in New Jersey, which is a city setting in New Jersey, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 36,168 full time undergraduate students, and 13,978 full time graduate students.

The Rutgers University-New Brunswick Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 2136 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Rutgers University-New Brunswick include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate56%
Application Deadline
Application Fee70
SAT Range1110-1350
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,237% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 18 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

97% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 72% were in the top quarter, and 37% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

2%
“We”re apathetic”
17%
“We know about current events and vote”
61%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
21%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
2%
“We save it for the classroom”
25%
“Sometimes, but not often”
55%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
19%
“All the time, including weekends”
2%
“I”m always terrified”
13%
“I only go out in groups”
58%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
28%
“I feel extremely safe”
5%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
20%
“We bought the gear”
75%
“We live for the big game”
5%
“It”s not really our thing”
12%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
64%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
19%
“We”re a very artistic group”
1%
“Haven”t met them”
13%
“Available in class”
69%
“They keep regular office hours”
17%
“They”re always available”
2%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
14%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
81%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
3%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
1%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
11%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
28%
“We only party on weekends”
60%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
3%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
38%
“There might be people who do”
51%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
8%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
2%
“We”re apathetic”
17%
“We know about current events and vote”
61%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
21%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
2%
“We save it for the classroom”
25%
“Sometimes, but not often”
55%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
19%
“All the time, including weekends”
2%
“I”m always terrified”
13%
“I only go out in groups”
58%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
28%
“I feel extremely safe”
5%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
20%
“We bought the gear”
75%
“We live for the big game”
5%
“It”s not really our thing”
12%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
64%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
19%
“We”re a very artistic group”
1%
“Haven”t met them”
13%
“Available in class”
69%
“They keep regular office hours”
17%
“They”re always available”
2%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
14%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
81%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
3%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
1%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
11%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
28%
“We only party on weekends”
60%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
3%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
38%
“There might be people who do”
51%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
8%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Rutgers University-New Brunswick REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    466 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    377 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    483 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    491 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    493 Students rated class size 3.3 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    489 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    489 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    493 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Rutgers University-New Brunswick?

192 Students rated Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Helin - 10/19/2021

It is an amazing school to look for opportunities and also to find your true self. There is always something for everyone to get involve. Different clubs and other involvement opportunity are available. I have been able to get rid of my public speaking anxiety because of the opportunities and motivating environment of RUtgers.

Emali - 08/29/2021

It has a reputation as a party school but it is so much more. The HUGE campus seemed ooverwhelming at first but I like it now. Professors are so cool and worldly that I changed my major to get more. 3/4 of the cafeterias are nice. The new livingston campus has the best of everything.

Priscilla - 04/28/2021

I was on the Cook-Douglas campus for most of my classes. I liked how many trees there were as it would look beautiful during the spring and summer months with all of the flowers next to the pond. The campus was quiet despite New Brunswick being several blocks down the street. Within the last few years, they built a new food science building which has a small food court with delicious healthy food. The introductory classes are held in large lecture halls; however, after sophomore year you start taking your major-related classes and the class sizes become smaller, making it is easier to get to know the professor and ask questions. All of my professors had office hours and they were amenable to scheduling outside of those times if you emailed them in advance.

Barakah - 04/27/2021

I think the school is big enough for every student to find something that will interest them. I liked that I could try new things and experiences. The campus culture isn't the friendliest, and it's really everyone for themselves (unless you're in greek life). Overall, if you need to go somewhere affordable where you are confident in your major and the resources the school provides, this is the place for you.

Rutgers University-New Brunswick FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Rutgers University-New Brunswick?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Rutgers University-New Brunswick is 56%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I could go back in time I would tell myself that studies come first. Social life and Rutgers football games, have to come second to my studies. There will be plenty of time for me have fun later on in life. I would also tell myself that I will be paying about 25K a year so that I can attend, and that if I dont make the most of that money then I would be throwing it away. I would say, be active and join as many organizations as possible. Network with people because there are thousands of people that are graduating yearly from Rutgers and that I may never know when a contact I meet may be able to offer me a job further down the line.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are intelligent, motivated, knowledge-seekers, and goal oriented.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Rutgers is an urban, large cultural learning institution.

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  5. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    For a large school, Rutgers provides its students with enormous opportunities and endless ways to recieve help. The educators and staff at Rutgers work hard to help their students prosper.

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Rutgers is a great college for students who don't need extra attention, feedback or motivation - students who can take the bull by the horns and make things happen.

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  7. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    N/A

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  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    There is time for fun but when it comes down to it at Rutgers you have to focus. They rightfully expect the best and if you make it into Rutgers you can be the best.

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  9. What's unique about your campus?

    I love that my school is so diverse and has so much goin on. There is always something to do and somewhere to hang out. The kids are friendly and housing is great. I housed for a year and had a great time. Rutgers has great transportation and the libraries are great. Their resources are amazing aswell as their internet connection. I loved that it was a public-ivy and living in NJ allowed me to save a lot on an amazing education. The Pharmacy Program I am in will allow me to get a great job.

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  10. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Anyone who can't handle being around large groups of students at any given time, or doesn't like the idea of taking a bus to get to your classes, which could be located on a completely different campus than the one you live on. Anyone who doesn't want the chance to meet a lot of new people and make long lasting friendships through sports, clubs and other activities you can join.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Rutgers University is best known for research and the social diversity. There are many people at Rutgers from different backgrounds and religions. Also the professors at this school seem to be more focused on their research than teaching the students.

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  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    In light of the size of Rutgers University, the bureaucracy can be frustrating. You really have to work to get answers from administration, and often get different answers to the same question. I don't necessarily think this is a bad thing, because it encourages students to be proactive, resourceful, and independent-- skills that are definitely required for success in life after college!

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Rutgers' vice is also its virtue; the large amount of students creates a fantastic environment for those who want the classic college experience. The social activities one can attend are astounding, and can often leave students forgetting other reasons why they attended Rutgers. Potential friends can be found everywhere, from frat parties to crammed busses. The greek life on Rutgers is vast, and provides students every degree of frat life. Those who are not into greek life need not stress-the amount of activities are bound to have friends that suit your interests. Friends are your last problem at Rutgers.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    Most of my professors do not know my name which actually doesnt bother me. I know that they recognize me from participating a lot in class and thats all that i ask for. Academics are very competitive here. I just recently was admitted into the business school, and only 400 students are admitted per year out of the 40,000+ students that go here. Now everyone that didnt get in has to change their major and figure out what they want to do. also the pressure is on me for the next to years not to slip below a 3.4 gpa or else i get the boot. The education here is for getting a job, beacuse Rutgers offers so many programs to help get jobs and train you to get jobs, mock interviews, teaches us how to write resumes, how to approach employers at career fairs.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    There is a lot of Rutgers pride, especially when it comes to football. although the latest controversy in our school has been about the approval of the football field's expansion which will cost the school approximately 80 million dollars.

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  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Personally, I dont know about the specific stereotypes about Rutgers students in general but I do here about the different stereotypical behaviors encountered on each individual campus. For instance, Douglass is said to have the most feminem qualities not just because it was once an all girl school but because the girls there seem to give off a persona which exemplifies arrogants and rather stand offish behavior, whereas college ave is said to be known as the drinking campus, Bush as the more scientific campus (for obvious reasons) and Livingston as the quiet campus (a stereotype that was recently broken with the new lift on the incoming student policy).

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  17. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    In truth I dont know one person who attends Rutgers that has thought about or who actually wants to transfer out of Rutgers. It is such an amazing school, its full of energy, there is a club or everyone to join, there is always something to do, ton of people to meet, and the courses here are challenging. Most people dont think much of Rutgers, but Rutgers students love it!

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  18. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The most popular sport is football! Ever since Rutgers' football team reached the Big 10, it has been all the craze with Rutgers.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The common stereotypes of Rutgers are that the students that drink a lot and tend to sleep around too much. One of Rutgers' other name is Slutgers.

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  20. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

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  21. What are your classes like?

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Student Body

Students

50%

female

50%

male

36,168

Total Undergrad Enrollment

13,978

Total Grad Students

7%

Out-Of-State

82%

In-State

11%

International

Organizations

400

Student Organizations

27

Fraternities

17

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

40%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
26%
% Black or African-American
8%
% Hispanic/Latino
13%
% White or Caucasian
40%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

69% of students attending Rutgers University-New Brunswick receive some sort of financial aid. 28% were awarded federal grants. While 52% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$30,023

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,350

Books and Supplies

$12,260

Room and Board

43,633

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$11,893
$30 - $48K
$13,845
$48 - $75K
$19,937
$75 - $110K
$26,125
$110K & UP
$27,750

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