Rutgers University-New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
50%
50%
Size of Town
Small city
In-State Students
82%
Out-Of-State Students
6%
US States Represented
51
Countries Represented
92
Ethnicity
African American
7%
Asian/Pacific Islander
27%
Hispanic
13%
White
39%
Multiracial
3%
Unknown
2%
Percent of First Generation Students
35%
Student Organizations
750
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
No

Housing

0
100
48%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No
Disability Housing Available
No
0
100
88%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Scarlet Knight
School Colors
Red/Black/Grey
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Big Ten Conference
Total Male Athletes
323
Total Female Athletes
316
Intramural Sports
24
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Crew-Rowing
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

3.99 Average Rating
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.
Joanna
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.
RUNBNursing
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.
Tyler from Chicago, IL
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.
Ariel from Somerset, NJ

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