Rutgers University-New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ, USA
3.99 Average Rating

Rutgers University is a public research university, one of the first nine original colonial colleges, and a land grant institution, as well. The largest university in New Jersey, Rutgers maintains 29 schools and colleges between its three campuses that offer more than 150 undergraduate degrees, as well as graduate options and continuing education. The 2,685-acre New Brunswick campus, the first one established, is also home to more than 175 research centers and the Douglass Residential College for women, which focuses on creating female leaders through a holistic academic program.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
58%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2020 May 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision December 1, 2018 May 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
82%
Out-Of-State Students
6%
81%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 1295
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
49,577
Total Number of Undergrads
35,641
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
37%
20-39 Students
36%
40-99 Students
16%
100+ Students
9%
0
100
58%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
80%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$20,379
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$14,974
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$31,282
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,706
Books and Supplies
$1350

Aid & Grants

0
100
57%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Aid Per Year
$13,896
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,256
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$7,971

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
51%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,693
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$237
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
50%
50%
Student Organizations
750
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
48%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Scarlet Knight
School Colors
Red/Black/Grey
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Big Ten Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Philadelphia
Washington
Boston
San Francisco
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
60%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$68,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.99 Average Rating
Rutgers University - New Brunswick is a prestigious State University with a valuable reputation, in regards to the athletics, research opportunities, and overall curriculum for all the majors. As a nursing major, I find my curriculum to be amazing and solid for creating the best nurses. Rutgers is a large university that offers lots of opportunities for all the student, our only job is to take the initiative and take advantage of all the opportunities provided.
Ariel from Somerset, NJ
Rutgers New Brunswick has the prestige of being one of the 8 earliest founded colleges in the nation and is often ranked within the 100 best colleges in the world, for less than half the cost of an Ivy League school. Research opportunities, networking, and rigorous academics are in abundance for those looking for it, and an outstanding social atmosphere here also awaits you - Rutgers is truly one big happy family, and you can sense the unspoken bond all Rutgers students share.
Joanna
Although it's a large University, if you're involved you will meet a lot of people and be able to network. As a nursing student: the building is small and apart from the rest of the university but a short walk from George st. where the campus bus stops. Lots of events offered by many organizations, many are free and extremely fun to go.
RUNBNursing
Rutgers is a very diverse environment. It's large community of students provide an ideal place for personal and academic growth. It's also rich in resources available to students.
Tyler from Chicago, IL

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