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Rutgers University-New Brunswick Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,447 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 2 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

51% Women
49% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Big East Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $482,054)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $170,119)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 76 78 - -
Baseball 34 - Yes -
Basketball 17 22 Yes Yes
Field Hockey - 22 Yes -
Football 114 - - -
Golf 7 8 Yes -
Gymnastics - 26 - -
Lacrosse 47 29 Yes -
Rowing - 64 Yes -
Soccer 23 31 Yes Yes
Softball - 20 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving - 23 Yes -
Tennis - 8 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 14 Yes Yes
Wrestling 31 - Yes -
Badminton - - Yes Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes Yes
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes -
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes Yes
Water Sports - - Yes -
Weight Lifting - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 20.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 8.2%
Hispanic 9.4%
Non-resident alien 5.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 3.6%
Two or more races 2.0%
White/non-Hispanic 50.5%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 5
Drug Law Violation 77
Liquor Law Violation 53
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 11
Property Crime 97
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Ariel from Somerset, NJ
  • 4
  • I commute, but I have visited friends in the two following dorms: Honors College on College Avenue and New Gibbons on Cook/Douglass. The Honors College is gorgeous. Amazing interior and…

  • Nov-28-2015 Read More
  • Tyler from Chicago, IL
  • 4
  • The dorms are nice and very efficient. I remember my heat was broken and I called maintenance expecting them to show up within a few weeks but instead they were…

  • Jan-13-2015 Read More
  • Joanna
  • 5
  • I'm one of the lucky freshmen that got placed into College Ave dorms, which is pretty rare since College Ave is the most sought after campus. Of course, Livingston, Busch,…

  • Oct-18-2015 Read More
  • Arrianna from Auburn, MA
  • 4
  • I love the dorms. Where I live is built to be like a community, and it's great! The rooms are pretty big and everything else is just fine too!…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • neil from clifton, nj
  • May-17-2016 I am a current student here

    food is not so great for vegetarians. although the dining halls frequently have the pizza, sandwhiches, and pasta. food from the campus centers are good like the food from moe grill or burger king. if you order food from restaurants, those food are terrific.

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  • 4
  • Anna
  • Feb-20-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The dining hall I ate at was great with many options.

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  • 4
  • Ariel from Somerset, NJ
  • Nov-28-2015 I am a current student here

    For commuters without a meal plan: Student centers have good enough food (Wendys, Subway, Moes, Burger King, Sbarro, Dunkin, Currito, etc), but spending can really add up, so I recommend bringing food from home. For commuters with a meal plan: Good idea! For everyone with a meal plan: College Ave-Brower - known as the worst, but it is not bad at all. Just compared to others, its the bottom choice. I actually like their food. I would not call it worst, just mediocre. Busch Dining Hall - Have been there multiple times and their food is nice. Theirs a cooked-to-order pasta line. It's average. Cook/Douglass-Neilson - Have been there multiple times and they have pretty good dinners. I like their pasta, although it is not cooked-to-order. It's average. (Neilson and Busch are switched from being 2nd and 3rd place). Livingston Dining Hall - BEST. DINING. HALL. The dining hall itself is gorgeous and cozy. Food options are similar to the rest, but everything looks nice, new, and clean. I would eat anything on livi. *Do not expect high-quality. Just expect something delightful. *Always greet the dining staff. They love the students who are sweet.

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  • 4
  • Danielle from Wood Ridge, NJ
  • Nov-26-2015 I am a current student here

    Weekend dining is a no go, but the week is fine. In order from best to worst (by where I've been) Busch, Livingston, Brower. The staff is incredible and always ready to serve you.

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  • 4
  • Joanna
  • Oct-18-2015 I am a current student here

    There are four dining halls, so you can take your pick and even if you're on a campus that isn't yours, food is never far away. The food isn't bad, and there are certain restaurants and eateries that take meal swipes if you're not feeling dining hall food. It may not be the tastiest food you've ever eaten, but in comparison to most other colleges, we're very spoiled.

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  • 4
  • RUNBNursing
  • Oct-01-2015 I am a current student here

    I commute but I like to go the the restaurants in the student centers (Wendy's Burger Kind, Pizzerias, greek food, burritos, Dunkin Donuts, quite versitile!). I've heard many good things about the dinning halls although I don't go there as I don't have a meal plan.

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  • 4
  • Victoria Cassagnol
  • Jul-30-2015 I am a current student here

    Food and dinning... has it's nights. One thing I love most about the dinning hall is that they host special dinning events fro example for holidays where everything is decorated and the menu for that night corresponds to the holiday. The staff is very welcoming and is able to assist you with anything that you need for example a dietary requirements. The dinning hall always had vegan and vegetarian options for students.

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  • 4
  • Annie from South Jersey
  • Jun-10-2015 I am a current student here

    The dining hall food isnt bad all the time, sometimes you can get bored of it really quick. But the theme night dinner are the best, but make sure you go early or all the good food would be gone! Also there are a lot of places to go off campus especially down Easton Ave like Stuff Yer Face(for Strombolis), Hansel N' Griddle, Fat sandwiches, etc. Also, definitely get creative with your meal swipes!

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  • 5
  • Tyler from Chicago, IL
  • Jan-13-2015 I am a current student here

    The food at Rutgers is amazing! There is such a variety at all times. And, with a menu that changes everyday you never get bored with the food. It's also quality dining.

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  • 2
  • Tina from Millville, NJ
  • Jan-07-2015 I am a current student here

    At first, you're like omg dining hall food....then you gradually start to hate it,especially after one semester. Most of it is the same thing over and over and take out gets boring after a while and is unhealthy.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Ariel from Somerset, NJ
  • Nov-28-2015 I am a current student here

    Not really sure! I know a couple girls who want to be in a sorority and it looks fun. Frats are cool, but some have rude guys. Be careful of going to parties at Frats! They may call you ugly behind your back or right to your face. They are disgusting people. They are just as ugly as they think you are, so its honestly not worth your time to go. But if you are into greek life, go for it!

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  • 0
  • Victoria Cassagnol
  • Jul-30-2015 I am a current student here

    I personally am not involved in greek life but it s something that is very prominent and popular on campus. I am planning on joining in the spring.

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  • 0
  • Annie from South Jersey
  • Jun-10-2015 I am a current student here

    I am not in greek life and I dont know if I would ever rush, but it is definitely out there. RU have different ones from professional to cultural to social ones.RU have been receiving some bad rep on its greek life but don't let it stop you from joining if it is what youre interested in. Good luck to everyone who are rushing and pledging.

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  • 0
  • Tyler from Chicago, IL
  • Jan-13-2015 I am a current student here

    There are many fraternities and sororities at Rutgers. They host many parties on campus. They also perform community service projects on campus.

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  • 0
  • Mazaher from Belleville, NJ
  • Mar-23-2014 I am a current student here

    HUNDREDSSSS!!! within different majours, there are 'professional' fraternities. Ie. in pharmacy, there are 2, and then there are also general fraternities that one can join.

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  • 0
  • Caroline from Monroe Township, NJ
  • Feb-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Rutgers has many Greek chapters. And these frats/sororities can and do have parties on any day from Thursday to Sunday. They are nice if you have to have a brother/sisterhood. There are also professional frats that help you get a job after you graduate. However, remember, these frats can cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars a year!

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