Rutgers University-Newark
Newark, NJ, USA

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Rutgers University-Newark
3.64 Average Rating

Ebenezer from Irvington, NJ

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
rutgers newark located in the inner city. small size school. the school has great professors to work with
Tips for prospective students
be in class on time. get involved in campus activities. utilize all the resources in the school because you are paying for it.
Dorm Life
commuter
Food and Dining
yummy
What to do for fun
socialize at the student lounge
relax at the golden dome
intramural sports
path train to ny
Clubs and Activities
oas(organization of african students)
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Roisin from Boynton Beach, FL

accepted here and planning to attend soon
4 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
From all the articles and reviews that I've read about Rutgers University, I am confident in my decision to attend this prestigious institution for higher education. Having world class technology, distinguish PH.D recipients-teachers-I know for a fact that I will learn more than I had bargained for.
Will enjoy being here
Located in the most convenient Newark-New York City metropolitan area I believe the atmosphere is quite friendly. New York City alone would drive any international student into stardom, having all the amenities in one convenient location for its pupils, Rutgers-I believe-is a home away from home.
Bang for the buck
Depends on your residency, for me I'm an out of state prospective freshman and I believe that it's quite pricey even for me. I guess it goes hand in hand with all the amenities the university tries to accommodate for its students-trying to please them and let them feel safe and comfortable in the environment. Regardless of the price, a degree from Rutgers is worth every dime =)
Tips for prospective students
I know some prospective students are worried about grades that could either make or break their dream of attending Rutgers. All I can say is that, Rutgers is selective BUT you still have a chance! Rutgers-NB is the most selective campus of the 3 and hence competition to get in is high. Even if you don't get admitted to the main campus, the good thing about Rutgers is the fact that they allow School to School transfer. If you get accepted to Rutgers-N or Rutgers-C then after a year you can apply to transfer to Rutgers-NB and I think majority of students do this after their freshman year. Apple as early as possible as well because competition is stiff so don't waste time.

Also, just go with a positive mind, be friendly-not super friendly remember you are not familiar with everyone just yet.

Study hard, work hard, play hard-have fun and be happy. Remember of the thousands of applicants that Rutgers receives every year, you are one of the few persons they like most to attend their university.
Great for these types of students
Persons who are determined to reach their goals.
Hard working individuals who don't waste time and try to give the college a bad name.
Students who are diligent, punctual, analytical and industrious.
Students who are looking for a GREAT college experience with top notch professors who've won many prestigious awards for their EXCELLENT work.
First Generation students like myself, even though college is expensive, it is worth every dime once you graduate with a degree-after all, it's RUTGERS UNIVERSITY!!!!
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accepted here and planning to attend soon
3 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
Rutgers University offeres amazing core courses along with very intelligent and influential professors. Talking to some of the current students and advisors I can say that I will learn alot and finally understand what I want to do with my life.
Will enjoy being here
The campus there is small but pretty awesome. Everything is reachable and I know I will meet new people and become friends with them. There are restaraunts right on campus which I can go to and there is an atheltic center where I can go to do whatever it is I want. The professors there are also really nice and very helpful. I'm looking forward to having the time of my life.
Bang for the buck
I know it is worth the money because I will receive a solid education and meet new people who I can become freinds with.
Tips for prospective students
Offers a great engineering program which you can do for 2 years there and hten 2 years at New Brunswick or anywhere else.
Great for these types of students
Small campus, not too many people, amazing courses along with amazing professors not to mention the food.
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Marina from East Brunswick, NJ

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Close to everything. Good place to start under grad. the area is not as dangerous as people have been telling me before I come here. Just be aware of what's going around you.
Tips for prospective students
If you're dorming, you have to have a meal plan for the first year. Go to campus center and change your meal plan setting so that you have less dinning hall swipes and more flex dollars. You can spend flex dollars at STARBUCKS <3, and other places. The dinning hall sucks.

In your second year apply to tutor students in the classes you got nice grades in. It's $10 / hr and if there is no one to tutor, you can just sit there, wait, and get paid anyway.

Academic Rigor
If you challenge yourself in highschool and take a couple of honors classes, you will have no problem getting an A here if you do your part. The material is hard but the professors are supportive and have office hours. You can always get help for free at the learning center.
Dorm Life
By simply choosing to be one the quiet floor in my application, I was placed in a perfect spot. Most of the people on my floor don't party or get drunk. As a group we got really close to each other and we learned how to have fun in many different ways. We eat chinese or thai food, play board and video games, watch shows and movies together ... We never get bored.

Here is the set up for the room. Every suit has 3 rooms, 1 bathroom (toilet and bathtub), a living room, a vanity area (2 sinks and a huge mirror).

The lighting in the room is pretty good. You only need a TV and a digital cable to hook it up to the wall, and they have everything else set up. Make sure one of your suit has at least 1 good router. The WIFI in the study lounges is pretty good, but since the building is concrete, it doesn't get to all the rooms. There is a port in the wall were you can connect a cable to your laptop, but wifi is a lot more convenient.
Food and Dining
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)
What to do for fun
Go to the city
Play music or dance and perform
Decorate the floor
read
join religious organizations
Bang for the buck
In-State tuition is so cheap. If you have to pay something on the spot, go argue with them in the financial aid office. My friend was supposed to pay 3000$ last week and when she asked them for support or any additional grants, they gave her 2850$.

Buy all your books online from amazon or half.com. Be open to the idea of renting.
Campus Safety
People blow things out of proportion when it comes to living in Newark. It's not bad at all in my opinion. I obviously would not recommend to any one to walk outside by themselves, or go jogging after sunset by themselves, especially is streets away from university heights. However I do not feel unsafe at all when I walk by myself to work in the morning.

The police is everywhere here. They are in cars, on scooters, on horses. I almost feel like there's more policemen more than students. They offer an escort service if you feel unsafe to walk, bike, or drive by yourself at anytime.

The university also offers a free shuttle to the Newark Penn Station, Inter campus, Shop rite, Walmart, and a couple other stops. This is very convenient.
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Selorm from Germantown, MD

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Rutgers-Newark was my first choice for a reason. It's a quaint, well-kept school with a diverse student body, respectable faculty, and is considerably down-to-earth compared to the main campus. It's a good school.
Tips for prospective students
Don't come if you're uppity. We're centered in a lower income urban area, and we receive less attention and funding than the main campus.
Academic Rigor
Classes and departments range from basic to extremely challenging. There's always a course to keep you interested or further your learning (as corny as that may sound).
Dorm Life
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.
Food and Dining
You get fed. The food offered for those with the meal plans in the residence halls is par.
What to do for fun
Lots of activities, especially during the beginning and end of the semesters/during exams. Always something to do on campus, except for on the weekends. NYC's 20 minutes away, and Halsey Street and Downtown Newark have a lot of interesting things to offer.
Bang for the buck
Very cost effective for in-state students, and reasonable for out-of-state students. You really get a good education without spending crazy amounts of money.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Rob's Pizzeria and Danny's are two food joints that are basically a part of campus.
Great for these types of students
People who are not bougie or bigoted. People looking to school for two, four, or six years.
Clubs and Activities
Anything you could ask for, really. Sports include soccer, tennis, basketball, volleyball, intramurals, etc.
Greek Life
Rutgers-Newark isn't one of those Greek schools, but there's a live Greek culture. Lots of good parties from what I hear.
Campus Safety
Security and the police do a pretty good job. Sometimes campus safety alerts can come a little too late. Campus itself is really, really safe considering the surrounding area is not always like that. Petty thefts by other students. Be smart about where you keep your stuff/locking your door or car.
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Frenchy from Elizabeth, NJ

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Rutgers-Newark offers many great courses with awesome professors willing to help anyone who does not understand a certain topic. Students are guaranteed to learn a lot on their relative field only if they do all assignments.
Am enjoying being here
There are many sororities and clubs in Rutgers-Newark and most people are friendly. Students are bound to meet friendly and interesting people.
Bang for the buck
With or without financial aid, tuition should not be so hectic to deal with as with other universities. Students will definitely get their money's worth in Rutgers-Newark.
Tips for prospective students
Commuters- Be prepared to come to school an hour earlier before the start of your first class. To find parking is a drag.
Great for these types of students
Residential students
imaginative
assiduous
inventive
keen
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Steven from East Brunswick, NJ

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
rutgers-newark is a great small campus school which is a commuters campus that focuses mostly on education, and internships. it is very small classroom size for the most part, and professors are all usually very kind and helpful. the school has a great business school and is one of the best in the state of new jersey.
Tips for prospective students
if you are interested in small classroom size, great education, and a lot of helpful internships and connective programs rutgers-newark is a great school for you. schedule your classes according to your own time. enjoy yourself and the facilities it has, and get ready for a great and enlightening 4 years.
Academic Rigor
the college and classrooms are not extremely hard, but they are challenging and they are great for your own knowledge of your major. the classes are always manageable to get good grades through some hard work
Dorm Life
the dorms are great, great size and spacing, the people are all nice and inviting.
Food and Dining
the food is buffet based style, the food is great and it is always hot when your receive it.
What to do for fun
there is a path train that can take you to the train station, which takes you to new york city for a very cheap price, there also are alot of attractions next to the school such as the prudential center and many restaurants, bars, and lounges.
Bang for the buck
worth all of the money coming to this school if you want a great opportunity for internships and many different opportunities for joint programs for all different types of majors
Great for these types of students
that are interested in getting in school, getting their work done, and getting a job as soon as possible
Campus Safety
great safety by the police, 24 hour patrol at all times around the whole campus, and they keep the campus as safe as possible in the city of newark, nj
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Shanna from Bayonne, NJ

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Rutgers has a lot to offer a transfer student like my self. They have made the transition from community college easy for me. Rutgers is the only school that carries Social work as a major in traveling distance from my home.
Tips for prospective students
It isn't easy to get into Rutgers. Your GPA has to stay at a 3.0 and above. Rutgers has everything you are looking for and want in a school.
Academic Rigor
Rutgers University is a research school. They carry almost every major. They have tutoring to help students with the transition from high school or another college.
Dorm Life
The student's have an option to live on campus
Food and Dining
Rutgers has several dining halls on campus to choose from.
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Christian from newark, NJ

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Rutgers University is one of the most diverse places Iv ever been in. This place is full of cultural background. You can describe this school as a melting pot. Everyone from all walks of life adhere in this great school.
Tips for prospective students
Have an open mind, listen, and explore your dreams. Dreams are what we are made of
Dorm Life
Live in Fraternity House, thanks to the school
Food and Dining
Allot of small mom and pop shops to eat
What to do for fun
I like to take venture on the different stores and food shops around Newark. taking the Path train to NY and explore the big apple.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The student support is immesne and uncomparable to any other community
Greek Life
Joined TKE. Best choice I ever made
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