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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.
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.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
466 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.
377 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
483 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.
491 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.
493 Students rated class size 3.3 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.
489 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.
489 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.
493 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.
196 Students rated Rutgers University-New Brunswick
The best thing about this school is the community. There is a plethora of opportunities to get involved either academically or recreationally with clubs, groups, research, and much more. There are also amazing pathways for life after college. There are opportunities for students to get started in the work force while still in college. This is one of my favorite aspects since there is anxiety for students about how they are going to start their careers after they finish college.
It’s a good college. I love the students and staff there as they are all friendly and welcoming to all of the new freshmen. I love all the different courses that college has to offer, also I’ve like the many different clubs and organizations the college has as it help me know that I’ll find the perfect one for me.
It's a good public university that offers many opportunities but of course it's not perfect. The professors are nice some are hard to connect with and reach out to. In terms of food, I think it's pretty good but it varies between campus'. There are always people out and things to do to get bussy
I am a freshman and still trying to acclimate to living on campus and being independent. So far, RU has been a good fit for me. It offers thousands of classes to pick from and it's fairly close to home. The size of the campus(es) are a bit overwhelming, but with time you get used to it.
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 _____.
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.
My classmates are intelligent, motivated, knowledge-seekers, and goal oriented.
Rutgers is an urban, large cultural learning institution.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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).
The most popular sport is football! Ever since Rutgers' football team reached the Big 10, it has been all the craze with Rutgers.
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!
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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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.
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