New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University-New Brunswick


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Recent Reviews

Michael
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe Rutgers is a great school. The students are very open and friendlier than I would have thought. I am currently a ri...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe Rutgers is a great school. The students are very open and friendlier than I would have thought. I am currently a rising sophomore and I could not be more happy with my decision to come to this university. There are so many clubs and activities people can join and the academics are challenging but doable.

ALEA
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Overall, Rutgers is a great school. Our academics are internationally known, our technology is constantly being upgraded, and...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, Rutgers is a great school. Our academics are internationally known, our technology is constantly being upgraded, and we are provided an unlimited amount of resources. The dorms are average, with the regular rooms being not as renovated and are usually lacking AC. Even though we aren't the best at sports, our school spirit is great!

Mark
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Overall it is a pretty good school both academically and socially. There are always plenty of opportunities to succeed and ha...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall it is a pretty good school both academically and socially. There are always plenty of opportunities to succeed and have fun while pursuing your goals. To be successful and make the best of your experience you need to learn to manage your time and find help, but you also need get involved with other people and attend numerous events going on on-campus.

Peyton
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I really like the school however the size of it can be a major turn off to many people. Having to take a bus to class gets an...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really like the school however the size of it can be a major turn off to many people. Having to take a bus to class gets annoying especially when there are late buses and rush-hour traffic. People from other colleges talk about getting up 5 minutes before class and still be able to get there on time. That is not an option for many people at Rutgers. You not only have to give yourself enough time for the bus ride​ but also the walk to the closest bus stop and the time it may take for the bus to even get to your stop.

Christina
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Rutgers may be characterized as a structural organization created to loosely represent the true and real society we live in b...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Rutgers may be characterized as a structural organization created to loosely represent the true and real society we live in but on a smaller scale. We have a total of 5 sub-campuses in the New Brunswick - each expressing its unique personality and taste of students, culture, and activity. Douglass is the home of the cows and nutrition majors, and notably is the only campus with the healthiest take-out menu. Livingston is buzzing with wealthy Chinese International students and the state of the art glass built business building with a convenient froyo and Starbucks cafe waiting at the corner. We have Busch campus, a haven for bookworms who study pharmacy and medicine who would always wish for more time in the day to cram 6 hours of lecture material accumulating more than 300 power-point slides per week. Finally, College Ave, where sleep is probably unheard of and instead traded with extended nights of alcohol and Khalid booming from basement floors. You will find yourself challenged to adapt to the enormity of Rutgers’ culture and liveliness. For optimal future success (professionally, academically, socially), you may be faced with certain barriers. But during my 3 years here I have found that even at a renowned public research university, Rutgers offers many opportunities for career networking in all disciplines and a variety of extracurricular for any student from any background. There will always be something to do on a regular weekday - which is the beauty of an all-inclusive college campus. I can speak specifically for the 4-year generic nursing program. It is not stellar, but it is good. There are changes to our curriculum track for incoming freshman at this time, so I will expect their academic experience to be exceptionally better than my graduating year. My program has become like family from day one and I fell in love with the supportive nature of my professor and clinical preceptors. Our classes are much smaller, now at around 80 students per instructor for one lecture hall. (Even 80 students may be too large for my own preference, I would like to have a class even smaller and in a more intimate environment.) The current faculty are always quite supportive and are willing to help students succeed here. It is easier to develop a relationship with them in this type of setting because we see them in clinical and in lecture, as opposed to a general Biology 101 class where you are competing with 300 other students. Walking into the Albany building on George Street, our labs are designated on the 3rd and 4th floors. Students are constantly meeting with professors and practicing with our simulation labs and mannequins. It’s quiet for group study sessions. A fantastic perk is the availability of a community fridge and microwave, as well as events of free food and activities by the Student Engagement team. I have one year of my academic journey remaining at Rutgers School of Nursing. Through the friendships and professional connections I’ve made, I will always be incredibly grateful for the educational opportunity I have received. At any college, it is certainly dependent on what you make of it.

Achinth
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I think it is a great school but you can get lost very easily, I also think that there are hundreds of opportunities that nee...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think it is a great school but you can get lost very easily, I also think that there are hundreds of opportunities that need to be seized every day so that we can be successful and I think Rutgers is the perfect place for that. I have learned the first year that I have come to Rutgers and I hope to keep learning in the future​.

Catherine
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The class size of most of your general education/100-level courses will be full auditoriums where you will be a number, not a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The class size of most of your general education/100-level courses will be full auditoriums where you will be a number, not a name, unless you make a real effort to interact with your professors. They are available if you would like to go to office hours; however, you will typically receive assistance through the help of a TA if you are struggling for these courses. The professors often enjoy teaching these classes and their passion shows but they put most of their personal energy into their 300-level+ courses. Rutgers University-New Brunswick is huge and it is easy to get lost in the crowd and not receive any personal attention - the grading structure is based on your tests or essays, with attendance accounting for a small percentage if at all. This will work great for some students and hurt others. While it is a huge school, you can get the level of attention you need in any class - it just might take some more tenacity to find the right resources. Classmates are always putting together study groups and welcome anyone that can provide additional insight, so if you want to do well and you are trying, there are many ways to find success as long as you have some tenacity. The professors are all very intelligent and experts in their field. Most are genuinely excited to meet with you and want to help. Most will also appreciate an intellectual conversation before or after class. I used to meet my favorite psych professor at the old Grease Trucks to grab a breakfast sandwich/coffee and have a chat about the week's reading or a topic in class while walking to the classroom across the street. Those morning conversations are now some of my most cherished memories from undergrad. I suggest trying to make an impression on a few of your favorite professors - go to office hours, speak up in class, go out of your way to talk to them a bit. I have been out of Rutgers for seven years and just applied to graduate school. Since I was able to leave an impression on one of my professors, he was willing and able to write a letter of recommendation for law school because he remembered me - this is a HUGE deal given how big of a school Rutgers is. There are plenty of extracurricular activities, clubs, sports, etc if you are looking for them but you can enjoy college life just fine without participating in them. I suggest making it to homecoming once or twice just for the experience, even if sports aren't your thing and you have strayed from campus life - it will remind you that RU is big but we are a community. Greek life is present and you will be reminded of it by some of the houses - frat row still exists but you do not need to participate in order to have a social life or group of friends. It is available if you want it, and can probably make Rutgers feel a little smaller if you do join, as you gain a group of friends in the process. Overall, Rutgers University's name carries a lot of weight to it and is a highly respected institution. If you are a NJ resident, it has the absolute best value. Rutgers allows you to have the college experience that YOU CHOOSE and is a great introduction to how the real world works. No one will hold your hand or tell you what to do but you are also given all of the tools to have an amazing experience and leave a lasting impression. Rutgers can feel like a much smaller school, especially as you get into higher level courses and interact with people in your major and/or minor's community. It can also allow you to find yourself, do your own thing, and carve your own path because you aren't under a microscope from your peers or professors.

De'Avion
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Rutgers happens to be a diverse school with many opportunities to get involved and find yourself. It is like a city within ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Rutgers happens to be a diverse school with many opportunities to get involved and find yourself. It is like a city within a city. During my first year I became involved in a women's empowerment organization and a figure skating club. There is always something to do on campus from organization events to sporting events which all have a wonderful atmosphere. The professors are always there for you. This school is your home away from home.

Sarah
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I love the opportunities that Rutgers presents to its current students and alumni. The Rutgers University - New Brunswick cam...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the opportunities that Rutgers presents to its current students and alumni. The Rutgers University - New Brunswick campus is very manageable, centered on a golf course, connected with the RU buses and with various athletic fields and the stadium close by. College avenue is a great place to hang out on the weekends.

Rebecca
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In Rutgers University you are either involved or you are a wallflower taking it all in from afar. I do believe this college c...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

In Rutgers University you are either involved or you are a wallflower taking it all in from afar. I do believe this college can suit everyone's wants and needs in a University if they give it a shot. I myself am a tree lover. I like to have access to a nice field to roll around in and a forest to frolic in. At first glance this did not seem like a match to the slightest until I had classes on Cook/Douglass Campus. To paint a mental picture for those who have not yet been on this campus, having caution where you step is vital so you do not accidentally step in the droppings of the horses that roam the campus. As unappealing as this is, it had me feeling more at home being that I am from small town surrounded by farms. Attending a college this large was a big jump for me but luckily being on the smaller campuses makes it feel more manageable. If you thrive off of being surrounded by college kids running on sugar from jello shots from the night before, this is also the place for you! Rutgers has tons of fraternities and sororities eagerly looking to engulf newcomers to join their ways. Don't be fooled by the academic level of the students of Rutgers University, they are great at balancing their social life with a heavy work load. If you are a city dweller you are also in luck! George Street connects two of the campuses so on those beautiful days walking to another campus is an option and you still have the view of the Rutgers busses passing by to remind you you are not in the middle of New York City. Hopefully this review left you wanting to at least experience the diversity of what Rutgers University has to offer because I will tell you, this school is like a town on its own with almost everything to offer.

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