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Rutgers University-Newark Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,599 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 4 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

51% Women
49% Men


NCAA Division III (without football)

New Jersey Athletic Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $58,362)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $56,342)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 57 22 - -
Baseball 29 - - -
Basketball 16 14 - -
Soccer 36 22 - -
Softball - 20 - -
Tennis 11 11 - -
Volleyball 10 14 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 19.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 15.8%
Hispanic 14.9%
Non-resident alien 5.6%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 10.0%
Two or more races 1.3%
White/non-Hispanic 32.8%
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
  • 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 0
Drug Law Violation 11
Liquor Law Violation 1
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 11
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Natalie
  • 2
  • University Square is probably the best dorm around. Dorm life is definitely not as much of a social setting as it could be. …

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  • Selorm from Germantown, MD
  • 4
  • Dead on weekends, and two of the buildings are noticeably aging, but housing is pretty good here. Really convenient, considering this is predominantly a commuter school.…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Jamie
  • I am a current student here

    There is a Starbucks on campus. There is also a general dining area which offers Jamba Juice, pizza, and other fast food options. There is also a shop on campus which offers packaged snacks and food. They could do better with providing more healthy options on campus. However, near campus there is also a Pizza Hut and a Subway. Right across the street there is NJIT which also has a lot of other options if you ever get bored of Rutgers. (NJIT and Rutgers students always seem to be on each others campuses)

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  • 3
  • Ali from Jersey City, NJ
  • I am a current student here

    There are a rich variety of choices in terms of food and dining. I suggest packing your own lunch if your commuting because the same food over the course of 4 years can get pretty boring. If you decide to live on campus then by all means, get the meal plan.

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  • Marina from East Brunswick, NJ
  • I am a current student here

    Dinning halls are okay. There's always something to eat. I wouldn't say that there are many choices though. The kitchen staff is so nice. The downside of the dinning halls in RU Newark is its timing. Breakfast: 7:30-10:30 Lunch: 11:30-1:30 dinner: 5-8 late night: 9-12 (Not available every day in the week and start 2 weeks after school)

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  • 3
  • Aris
  • I am a current student here

    It is great, there are many restaurants that have variety of foods for students. The prices are not outrageous and students get to explore new cultures through the food. There should be a little more variety, though. There are restaurants open late at night, which is helpful when you have late nights of studying.

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  • 3
  • Addison from Kearny, NJ
  • I am a current student here

    The food is of reasonable quality. It is definitely better to get a meal plan, due to the expensive food options around campus.

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  • 3
  • Cora-Ann from Hazlet, NJ
  • I am a current student here

    It's kind of a hit or miss in this category. There are trucks serving food and some little diners around the campus itself, as well as food in the campus center but the thing to really watch out for is the resident dining hall, Stonsby. They have their days while others it seems as if they aren't really trying.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Aris
  • I am a current student here

    I am not involved in this so I am not really sure how big it is on campus.

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  • 0
  • Caitlin from Old Bridge, NJ
  • I am a current student here

    there are a decent amount of fraternities and sororities at RU Newark. Not too many, but enough to give you a variety to choose from depending on the causes that interest you.

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  • Shayla from Trenton, NJ
  • I am a current student here

    I'm not too sure about Greek Life, but I have seen some of their shows and there's so many fraternities and sororities that if you want to pledge you have many options.

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  • 0
  • Karanbir from Blackwood, NJ
  • I am a current student here

    There are a lot of fraternities at Rutgers Newark, we have a whole street of frat houses also known as frat row on campus. many students join the fraternities and all of them also have many connections outside the campus once we graduate.

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  • Isis from Owings Mills, MD
  • I am a current student here

    On frat row there are so many parties every Thursday. They have Greek events for those interested in pledging to a sorority or fraternity. The Greek life here is really big and important to the students here, I may even consider pledging next year.

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