About Rutgers University
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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.
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.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
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 at Rutgers the average cost of in-state tuition is around $15,407 and 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.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$82,670 per year
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Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Rutgers University federal school code is 002785.
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.