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Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers University-New Brunswick Rating: 3.5/5 (27 votes)

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Academics

Rutgers University was established as the Queen’s College in 1766, making it the eighth oldest college in the United States. Though initially established as a men’s college, the New Jersey College for Women was opened on campus in 1918 and the college turned into a full coeducational institute in 1972.

The university’s rich history makes it home for a large number of architectural masterpieces. Examples include the Sage library built in 1873 and the erstwhile Queen’s College Building built in 1808. Queen’s College Building currently serves as an administrative office.

As of 2011, the university spreads across three campuses – in Piscataway and New Brunswick, Newark and Camden. It has more than 170 academic departments and provides 100 bachelor and master level programs and 80 doctoral programs.

The New Brunswick campus is home to 14 schools and colleges, the most prominent of which include the School of Arts, School of Engineering, and Rutgers Business School.

The Association of American Universities ranks it among the top 50 universities in the United States. A 2010 report by the Wall Street Journal indicated that graduates of Rutgers were ranked highly by recruiters. Students from different departments participate in various community outreach events, the most recent being water shortage at a remote Thailand village, an initiative taken up by engineering students as a part of Engineers Without Borders program.

The university does not provide education for bachelor or master level programs online but online certificate programs are available for healthcare, sales and marketing, skilled trade, and web development.

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Admissions

Applications can be submitted online at the university website along with the application fee. SAT or ACT scores are mandatory along with official high school transcripts or GED scores. International students are required to submit TOEFL scores too. International students must also have an F1 visa.

Each school or college at the university has specific admission guidelines which can be viewed while filling out the application form. The university offers spring and fall sessions for all programs. Some certificate programs may be offered at different times. Specific admission requirements can be found here.

Business administration degrees require GMAT scores and GRE scores are required for all graduate level programs. Letters of recommendation and personal statements are also required.

Financial Aid

Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid through the FAFSA. After your application is processed, the administration at Rutgers helps develop customized financial aid solutions for you in the form of loans and work study options.

The university currently offers two fellowships –

1. The Presidential Fellowship which provides a $35,000 stipend and is disbursed over a period of two years.

2. The Ralph Johnson Bunche Distinguished Graduate Award which provide a $15,000 stipend and tuition remission for culturally disadvantaged students.

Both fellowships are awarded to students with high academic qualifications and exceptionally high grades.

Several school specific scholarship programs are also available at all three campuses. The Graduate School at New Brunswick offers several dissertation and diversity fellowships. Students can also apply for federal and state scholarships offered by civic bodies.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 2093rd for the average student loan amount.
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Students

With more than 38,000 enrolled students at the New Brunswick campus, student life at the university is bustling with activities, clubs and community events.

Athletic facilities can be found at the Busch Center which boasts of a tennis complex, a golf course, a soccer stadium, and a recreation complex with lap pools and fitness centers.

The Livingston campus has the famous Base Camp which runs hiking, canoeing and kayaking trips for students. A boathouse is located on the Raritan River at the Cook/Douglass Center.

Apart from the Dunkin Doughnuts and cafes that dot the campus, students also have the option of eating at multiple university-owned and operated dining halls. Students can purchase meal plans at any of the four dining halls.

Each year in April, the university organizes a Dance Marathon to raise funds for the Embrace Kids Foundation. In 2011, the university managed to raise more than $350,000!

Housing facilities are available in the form of residence halls, apartments and suites at the Busch campus, the College Avenue campus, the Douglass campus, the G.H. Cook campus, and the Livingston campus.

The university has an active Greek life with fraternities and panhellenic associations on campus. Fraternities and sororities at Rutgers know how to have fun and hold annual formals, mixers, barbecues, date parties and other fun events at student centers.

Students are also encouraged to become a part of student clubs and organizations. With more than 700 clubs, it will be easy to find one that suits your personal interests.

The university is also famous for Grease Trucks, food vendors who operate from trucks. The most popular food at the trucks are fat sandwiches which were also featured in Travel and Living Channel’s Man vs. Food.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Athletics

The athletic teams at the university are known as the Scarlet Knights and have a fight song that goes ‘RU, Rah, Rah’. In November 1869, Rutgers played its first intercollegiate football game against the neighboring Princeton University. Men’s sports at Rutgers include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, and wrestling. Women have the option of participating in gymnastics, rowing, volleyball, and field hockey.

The women’s basketball team is among the top 25 college teams in the United States and has consistently made it to the NCAA Championship year after year.

Historic rivalries have existed with Columbia University and the New York University for football. A basketball rivalry exists with the Seton Hall University.

In 2007, several sports were removed from the athletic offering and now exist only in the form of clubs and student organizations.

Alumni

  • James Gandolfini – Star of TV show The Sopranos
  • Oswald “Ozzie” Nelson – Star of The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet
  • Mario Batali – Celebrity Chef and Restaurateur
  • Avery Brooks – Actor
  • Calista Flockhart – Actress of successful TV shows; Ally McBeal, The Birdcage
  • Kristin Davis – Actress of renowned TV show Sex and the City
  • Additional School Information

    In 2008, the university won a Guinness World Record for the Biggest Gathering of Individuals Dressed as Ninja Turtles.. 786 students participated in this fundraising event.

    In 2009, a Guinness World Record was also won for the Biggest Gathering of Individuals Dressed as Waldo.

    Bibliography

    • Rutgers University. Rutgers University. Web. 18 May 2011.
    • Scarlet Knights. Scarlet Knights. Web. 18 May 2011.

    Information Summary

    Ranks 5th in New Jersey and 262nd overall
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    Campus Crime Statistics

    Ranks 0th in New Jersey and 456th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
      Incidents per 100 Students
    Aggravated assault 15 0.04
    Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
    Rape 13 0.03
    Robbery 6 0.02
    Arson 3 0.01
    Burglary 67 0.17
    Larceny N/A N/A
    Vehicle theft 9 0.02
    Arrest 175 0.44

    Local Crime Statistics

      Incidents per 100 People
    Aggravated assault 219 0.40
    Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 3 0.01
    Forcible Rape 7 0.01
    Robbery 250 0.45
    Arson N/A N/A
    Burglary 404 0.73
    Larceny 1,102 1.99
    Vehicle theft 103 0.19

    Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

    Reported area around or near New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1281
    Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
    Total Population48,652 (48,652 urban / N/A rural)
    Households13,082 (3.22 people per house)
    Median Household Income$36,048
    Families7,207 (3.69 people per family)

    Carnegie Foundation Classification

    Research Universities (very high research activity)
    UndergraduateArts & sciences plus professions, high graduate coexistence
    GraduateComprehensive doctoral (no medical/veterinary)
    Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, more selective, higher transfer-in
    EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
    Size & SettingLarge four-year, highly residential

    General Characteristics

    Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
    Highest offeringDoctoral degree
    Calendar SystemSemester
    Years of college work requiredN/A
    Variable Tuition
    Religious AffiliationN/A
    Congressional District3406

    Special Learning Opportunities

    Distance LearningN/A
    ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
    Study Abroad
    Weekend College
    Teacher Certification

    Student Tuition Costs and Fees


    Ranks 483rd for total cost of attendance
      In District In State Out of State
    Effective as of 2014-09-19
    FT Undergraduate Tuition $10,718 $10,718 $24,742
    FT Undergraduate Required Fees $2,781 $2,781 $2,781
    PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $345 $345 $803
    FT Graduate Tuition $15,552 $15,552 $25,704
    FT Graduate Required Fees $1,963 $1,963 $1,963
    PT Graduate per Credit Hour $648 $648 $1,071
    Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $29,468 $29,468 $43,492
    Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $34,282 $34,282 $48,306
    Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $17,084 $17,084 $31,108

    Student Tuition Costs for Professional Fields

      In State Out of State
    Effective as of 2014-09-19
    Medical Degree — Tuition $35,823 $57,479
    Medical Degree — Required Fees $3,254 $3,254
    Dentistry Degree — Tuition $35,823 $57,479
    Dentistry Degree — Required Fees $2,782 $2,782
    Pharmacology Degree — Tuition $15,552 $29,832
    Pharmacology Degree — Required Fees $1,963 $1,963

    Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

    Prior year cost comparison
      In District In State Out of State
    Published Tuition & Fees $12,754 $13,073 $12,754 $13,073 $25,416 $26,393
      Cost (regardless of residency)
    Effective as of 2014-09-19
    Books & Supplies $1,550(N/C)
    On-Campus – Room & Board $11,262 $11,412
    On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,687 $2,763
    Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $15,584 $16,693
    Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $1,917 $1,972
    Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $1,917 $1,977

    Admission Details

    Effective as of 2014-09-19
    Application Fee RequiredN/A
    Undergraduate Application Fee$65
    Graduate Application Fee$65
    First Professional Application FeeN/A
    Applicants 30,631 (15,256 male / 15,375 female)
    Admitted 18,230 (8,800 male / 9,430 female)
    Admission rate 60%
    First-time Enrollment 6,337 (3,235 male / 3,102 female)
    FT Enrollment 6,328 (3,231 male / 3,097 female)
    PT Enrollment 9 (4 male / 5 female)
    Total Enrollment48,036

    Admission Criteria

     = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
    Open Admissions
    Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
    College Prep. Completion
    RecommendationsN/A
    Formal competency demoN/A
    Admission test scores
    TOEFL
    Other testsN/A

    Admission Credits Accepted

    Dual Credit
    Life Experience
    Advanced Placement (AP)

    Athletics - Association Memberships

    Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
    NCAA Football Conference Big East Conference
    NCAA Basketball Conference Big East Conference
    NCAA Baseball Conference Big East Conference
    NCAA Track & Field Conference Big East Conference

    SAT Test Admission

    164th for 75pctl scores
    Applicants submitting SAT results 95%
    Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 520 / 640
    Math scores (25/75 %ile) 570 / 690
    Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 1090 / 1330

    Student Services

    Remedial Services
    Academic / Career Counseling
    PT Cost-defraying Employment
    Career Placement
    On-Campus Day Care
    Library Facility

    Student Living

    First-time Room / Board Required
    Dorm Capacity15,733
    Meals per WeekN/A
    Room Fee$7,092
    Board Fee$4,486

    Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

     
    Total 542 679 915 1,729 9 4,684 161 8,979
    Accounting 3 5 5 59 74 1 152
    African-American/Black Studies 11 3 1 16
    Agricultural Economics 1 2 3
    Agricultural Engineering 1 4 9 1 17
    Agriculture, General 1 10 11
    American/United States Studies/Civilization 1 9 10
    Animal Sciences, General 1 2 9 6 60 1 82
    Anthropology 1 4 14 8 1 48 78
    Art History, Criticism and Conservation 1 4 7 36 3 51
    Art/Art Studies, General 6 15 17 73 1 114
    Astrophysics 7 7
    Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, Other 2 4 1 7
    Biochemistry 2 1 2 9 11 1 26
    Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 2 4 4 37 34 2 84
    Biological and Physical Sciences 9 2 3 19 14 1 48
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General 5 22 31 150 114 9 342
    Biometry/Biometrics 1 1 3 8 13
    Biotechnology 19 2 2 15 18 58
    Botany/Plant Biology 1 1 2
    Business Administration and Management, General 4 7 13 1 26
    Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology 3 2 2 66 36 2 115
    Ceramic Sciences and Engineering 6 1 6 27 1 43
    Chemical Engineering 13 5 7 29 38 1 94
    Chemistry, General 5 1 1 23 28 1 59
    Chinese Language and Literature 5 9 1 15
    City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 8 2 5 4 53 2 76
    Civil Engineering, General 4 3 12 33 64 118
    Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 1 6 7
    Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 2 2
    College Student Counseling and Personnel Services 2 4 3 17 1 27
    Comparative Literature 1 2 2 5
    Computer and Information Sciences, General 44 1 10 43 56 2 157
    Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 1 3 3 1 12 20
    Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 19 53 22 157 3 265
    Dance, General 5 2 1 20 1 32
    Drama and Dance Teacher Education 1 4 5
    Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 7 2 41 1 52
    East Asian Studies 1 3 2 6 13
    Ecology 1 4 5
    Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 5 1 6
    Economics, General 17 9 25 109 143 2 314
    Education, General
    Educational Leadership and Administration, General 14 14
    Educational Psychology 4 1 3 1 3 12
    Educational Statistics and Research Methods 2 2
    Electrical and Electronics Engineering 43 2 12 56 64 5 184
    Elementary Education and Teaching 1 5 7 39 1 53
    Engineering Science 3 2 2 3 5 1 16
    English Language and Literature, General 1 13 28 35 159 3 247
    English/Language Arts Teacher Education 2 2 15 1 20
    Entomology
    Environmental Design/Architecture 1 2 2 28 1 35
    Environmental Science 6 2 2 23 34
    Environmental Studies 1 3 1 34 40
    Finance, General 8 3 7 89 78 3 191
    Food Science 15 2 5 2 22 1 48
    Foreign Language Teacher Education 2 5 9 16 33
    French Language and Literature 1 1 2 12 1 17
    Geography 2 1 3 19 25
    Geology/Earth Science, General 3 1 15 19
    German Language and Literature 6 6
    Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies 1 2 3
    History, General 2 7 23 16 1 173 7 234
    Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 100 35 27 47 1 101 4 320
    Industrial Engineering 21 8 2 14 16 1 64
    Information Science/Studies 5 16 21 44 72 2 167
    Italian Language and Literature 1 10 11
    Jewish/Judaic Studies 7 7
    Journalism 1 36 47 16 1 134 4 247
    Kinesiology and Exercise Science 26 21 54 176 3 294
    Labor and Industrial Relations 1 34 28 17 106 4 198
    Landscape Architecture 2 1 9 1 13
    Latin American Studies 2 2
    Library and Information Science 1 5 11 9 128 4 164
    Linguistics 2 7 22 1 34
    Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 3 20 1 26 52
    Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 1 18 20
    Marketing/Marketing Management, General 1 2 10 26 42
    Mathematics Teacher Education 2 1 24 28
    Mathematics, General 51 2 8 23 45 3 134
    Mechanical Engineering 5 7 15 52 98 4 184
    Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry 1 1
    Medieval and Renaissance Studies 1
    Meteorology 1 2 1 14 19
    Microbiology, General 2 2 1 6 11
    Molecular Biology 1 11 9 2 27
    Molecular Genetics 1 3 5 22 20 3 55
    Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1 1
    Music Performance, General 5 3 3 6 40 60
    Music, General 3 5 8
    Natural Resources Management and Policy 3 4 27 1 35
    Near and Middle Eastern Studies 1 1 1 11 1 16
    Neurobiology and Anatomy 1 1
    Nutrition Sciences 2 4 7 20 49 1 83
    Oceanography, Chemical and Physical 3 3
    Operations Research 4 1 5
    Pharmacology
    Philosophy 1 4 4 9 29 1 51
    Physics, Other 3 2 3 10 30 1 51
    Physiology, General 1 1
    Plant Sciences, General 1 1 6 8
    Political Science and Government, General 5 40 29 50 1 165 3 309
    Portuguese Language and Literature 3 3
    Psychology, General 9 52 81 123 352 6 646
    Public Health, General 3 65 29 67 49 27 245
    Public Policy Analysis, General 4 3 2 2 16 27
    Reading Teacher Education 1 8 9
    Religion/Religious Studies 1 3 3 7 14
    Russian Language and Literature 2 2
    Russian Studies 1 1
    Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 5 13 18
    Social Sciences, Other 1 2 4 13 20 1 42
    Social Studies Teacher Education 1 4 1 21 28
    Social Work 3 107 86 16 346 6 579
    Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 1 3 4
    Sociology 3 12 20 9 53 3 105
    Spanish Language and Literature 26 16 42
    Special Education and Teaching, General 3 4 6 55 1 70
    Speech Communication and Rhetoric 5 32 60 72 1 265 5 461
    Statistics, General 53 6 24 15 3 101
    Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
    Toxicology
    Urban Studies/Affairs 2 1 3 1 12 1 21
    Women's Studies 3 1 4 3 11 1 24

    Faculty Compensation / Salaries

    Ranks 79th for the average full-time faculty salary.
    Effective as of 2014-09-20
    Tenure system N/A
    Average FT Salary $116,078 ($128,276 male / $93,065 female)
    Number of FT Faculty 2,095 (1,152 male / 943 female)
    Number of PT Faculty 5,511
    FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
    Total Benefits $128,808,000

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