60%

Acceptance Rate

$14,107

Avg.Financial Aid

002629

FAFSA Code

About Rutgers University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

50,254

Website

https://newbrunswick.rutgers.edu/

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

MSCHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, commonly referred to as Rutgers University is an American public research university which is also one of the oldest, largest, top-ranked institutions of higher education in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. Originally chartered as Queen’s College, Rutgers is the eighth-oldest college in the US and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution. It was established in 1776 and is headquartered at New Brunswick, one of the most prestigious campuses in the state of New Jersey.

As one of the leading comprehensive public research university, Rutgers University has a three-pronged mission of:

  • Providing for the instructional needs of New Jersey’s residents through its undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs.
  • Conducting the innovative research that contributes to the medical, environmental, social, and cultural well-being of the state, as well as aiding the economy and the state’s business and industries; and
  • Performing public service in support of the needs of the residents of the state and its local, county, and state governments.

Rutgers is the #1 public university in New Jersey with over 70,000 undergraduate and graduate students (45,000 UG students and 20,000+ graduate and professional students) and over 500,000 alumni around the world. The university has about 9,000 faculty members in 175 academic departments.

The university has affiliations with a number of prestigious organisations and associations, like Association of American Universities, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Big Ten Academic Alliance, Universities Research Association, etc. to name a few.

Rutgers has three campuses located throughout New Jersey: New Brunswick campus in New Brunswick and adjacent Piscataway, the Newark campus, and the Camden campus.

The New Brunswick campus was categorized by Howard and Matthew Green in their book titled The Public Ivies: America’s Flagship Public Universities (2001) as a Public Ivy.

Location & Contact

Address

83 Somerset St

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 7329321766
Fax: N/A
Request Info

Rankings

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is considered a Public Ivy and is ranked highly in a number of categories.

Rutgers University-New Brunswick is ranked at #62 in National Universities, and at #22 in Top Public Schools. It was ranked #1 Public University in the state of New Jersey.

Rutgers stood at #35 in the category of the Best College for Veterans, and at #49 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs. It was also ranked #50 in Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects.

As a whole, Centre for World University Rankings placed Rutgers University at #212 on the basis of the quality of education.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

FALSE

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

60%

SAT Range

1190 - 1410

ACT Range

25 - 31

Application Fee

$70

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

A college’s prestige and overall quality are determined partly by its selectivity, of which acceptance rate is the main indicator. The acceptance rate at Rutgers University is just below the national average of 57.8%. This means that the university is fairly competitive. Applicants must have an average SAT score of 1300 on a scale of 1600 to get admission at Rutgers University or an ACT score between 29 and 34.

Applicants can learn about specific admission requirements on the official website of the university. They can even call/write/email to the university administration for information on the programs Rutgers University offers, and regarding any doubts related to the admission procedure.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$16,295

Average Annual Cost

$12,330

Books And Supplies

$1,350

Other Fees

$3,177

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$13,075

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,625

Total One Year Cost

$33,457

Rutgers University is a prestigious institution and despite being a public university it is not surprising that its annual cost to attend is a little higher than the national average. The average cost of public universities in the United States is $9,970 for in-state tuition, and $25,620 for out-of-state tuition, whereas the cost at Rutgers University for in-state tuition is around $15,407 and that for out-of-state tuition is approximately $28,482.

We have broken down and simplified the costs in the ‘Cost of Attendance’ section for your perusal.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

16:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

93%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$11,363

Faculty Overview

53%

Male Professors

47%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Human Resources Management and Serv...

569 Graduates

Psychology, General

555 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

385 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

383 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

378 Graduates

Biology, General

371 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

338 Graduates

Economics

330 Graduates

Public Health

324 Graduates

Information Science/Studies

293 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

262 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

255 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

241 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

226 Graduates

Political Science and Government

203 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

183 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

179 Graduates

Journalism

172 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

161 Graduates

Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomica...

151 Graduates

Biomedical/Medical Engineering

130 Graduates

History

105 Graduates

Chemical Engineering

104 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

91 Graduates

Civil Engineering

90 Graduates

Marketing

89 Graduates

Mathematics

89 Graduates

Nutrition Sciences

84 Graduates

Animal Sciences

77 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

74 Graduates

Social Work

72 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

71 Graduates

Chemistry

67 Graduates

Industrial Engineering

65 Graduates

Sociology

65 Graduates

Genetics

56 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

54 Graduates

Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

52 Graduates

Music

52 Graduates

Physics

51 Graduates

Social Sciences, Other

50 Graduates

Statistics

49 Graduates

Engineering Science

46 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

42 Graduates

Philosophy

42 Graduates

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Prof...

42 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

42 Graduates

Area Studies

40 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

38 Graduates

Ceramic Sciences and Engineering

37 Graduates

Dental Support Services and Allied...

37 Graduates

Urban Studies/Affairs

36 Graduates

Food Science and Technology

35 Graduates

Natural Resources Management and Po...

34 Graduates

Biotechnology

33 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

33 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

31 Graduates

Anthropology

30 Graduates

Dance

27 Graduates

Allied Health and Medical Assisting...

25 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

25 Graduates

Agricultural Engineering

24 Graduates

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorolog...

18 Graduates

Landscape Architecture

17 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

16 Graduates

Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

15 Graduates

Plant Sciences

14 Graduates

Microbiological Sciences and Immuno...

13 Graduates

Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and...

11 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

11 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

11 Graduates

Agriculture, General

10 Graduates

Astronomy and Astrophysics

10 Graduates

Environmental Design

10 Graduates

Public Policy Analysis

9 Graduates

Health Professions and Related Clin...

8 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

7 Graduates

East Asian Languages, Literatures,...

6 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

6 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

6 Graduates

City/Urban, Community and Regional...

3 Graduates

Zoology/Animal Biology

3 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

1 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

1 Graduates

Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languag...

1 Graduates

More

Student Body

Undergraduate Students

36,039

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

29%

Full-time

94%

Part-time

6%

Students Gender

Male

50%

US National: 44%

Female

50%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

38% White

2% Unknown

7% Black

13% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

9% Non Resident alien

27% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

7%

Out Of State

84%

In State

9%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$82,670 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

44%

Averege Housing Cost

$7,746/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,960/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,960/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Scarlet Knight

School Colors

scarlet

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Big Ten Conference

Total Male Athletes

323

Total Female Athletes

316

Intramural Sports

50

Sports Club

58

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

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by RUNB. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $13,075 per year for living on campus. Rutgers University-New Brunswick has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at RUNB costs around $4,960 per year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 50% male and 50% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$44,300/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$57,900/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$10,500

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$109 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

49%

Average Aid Per Year

$14,107

Students Receiving Federal Grants

27%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,386

Students Receiving State Aid

25%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,000

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

42%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,166

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$17,769

$30K - $48K

$16,206

$48K - $75K

$10,150

$75K - $110K

$3,572

> $110K

$1,690

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$146,622,109

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$35,902,492

Rutgers University's federal school code is 002785.

The university offers varieties of financial aids. The students receive financial assistance such as grants, scholarships, work-study programs, loans, and other tuition payment plans.

  • The aids are awarded by the Federal Government, State Corporation, private companies, and organizations.

  • Pell grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Direct Subsidized, Direct Unsubsidized, Direct PLUS loans, and Federal Work-study are the Federal aids available for the students.

  • New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant, Educational Opportunity Fund Programs, and New Jersey Stars II are the State Grants available.

  • RU September 11th Memorial Scholarship, FIRST Scholarship, Vincent R. Kramer Merit Endowed Scholarship, Rutgers Presidential Scholarship, Trustee Awards are the State and Institutional Scholarships provided.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill, and the Tuition Assistance Program is the Military Aid offered.

Other Colleges In New Jersey

Drew University
Drew University

Madison, New Jersey

Other Public Colleges