Rutgers University-New Brunswick
New Brunswick, NJ, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
50,254
Total Number of Undergrads
36,039
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
42%
20-39 Students
32%
40-99 Students
17%
100+ Students
7%
0
100
59%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
80%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
99%
Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
42%
57%
Ethnicity

African American
10%
Asian/Pacific Islander
8%
White
37%
Hispanic
8%
Unknown
27%

What Students Are Saying

3.99 Average Rating
Rutgers is an institution with a rigorous curriculum. Do not take things lightly here. There are some easy elective classes, but there are some difficult mandatory courses. It all usually depends on the professor. The academic rigor really depends on your major. As a nursing major, freshman year is when they weed out those who are unsure about nursing with the hardest course like at Rutgers: Anatomy & Physiology. But after that, you can only go up.
Ariel from Somerset, NJ
It's challenging! Rutgers may have a reputation for being a party school, but everywhere you look there are students poring over their books and typing away at computers. Exams come frequently and essays all over. Rutgers is definitely no joke when it comes to the academia, but don't be worried! With all the tutoring, learning centers, workshops, and advising offices there are you have plenty of resources to help you reach new heights with your studies. As long as you actively seek help if you need it, you'll do great.
Joanna
Depends on your major but you might be surprised. Definitely more difficult than most people think. As a nursing major, classes have been quite difficult, but there's lots of studying resources (tutoring, office hours).
RUNBNursing
Rutgers is a very rigorous institution. Though I'm a dance major which most people would probably consider a major with low academic rigor, I've found myself challenged throughout my first semester. But, I don't think the rigor of Rutgers is overwhelming for students. With proper time management students tend to still have an enjoyable experience.
Tyler from Chicago, IL

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