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Rutgers University-Newark

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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. The 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. The university has more than 170 academic departments and provides 100 bachelor and master level programs and 80 doctoral programs.

The Rutgers University Newark campus is home to the following schools and colleges:

  • University College
  • College of Nursing
  • Graduate School Newark
  • Rutgers Business School
  • School of Criminal Justice
  • School of Public Affairs and Administration

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.

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

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Admissions

Prospective students can apply for the fall and spring academic sessions every year. Graduate and undergraduate students can submit an online application form after paying a nominal application fee. Rutgers University Newark is a highly selective campus. Here are the specific admission requirements:

Freshmen Applicants

Students who are earning college credits while still enrolled in high school or those who have completed less than 12 credits at a regionally accredited college are considered to be freshmen applicants. Freshmen students must provide official high school transcripts or GED scores and SAT or ACT scores.

International students must provide ESL test results while international students are required to send TOEFL scores to Rutgers. In addition to this, international students must also take the Michigan English Assessment Battery test.

Students applying to the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy should provide PCAT scores while those applying to Mason Gross School of Arts go through a preliminary talent assessment.

In addition to all these documents and test results, prospective freshmen students are required to attach an essay and proofs of extracurricular activities, community service or work experience (if applicable).

Graduate Students

Admission requirements for graduate students vary depending on the program they are applying to. Most programs require GRE scores, letters of recommendation and a personal statement.

Students applying to the College of Nursing should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and a minimum work experience of five years while those applying to the School of Law should provide LSAT scores.

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:

  • The Presidential Fellowship, which provides a $35,000 stipend and is disbursed over a period of two years
  • 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 2214th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

The Newark campus is rife with activities, clubs and community events.

Athletic facilities can be found at the Golden Dome, Golden Dome Courts, and Alumni Field.

Rutgers Newark has three residence halls – University Square, Talbott Apartments, and Woodward Hall.

Apart from Starbucks 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!

Since 1998, Rutgers Newark has won the title of the Most Diverse National University in the United States (U.S. News and World Report).

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.

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

Notable alumni include:

  • Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize Winner for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
  • Mario Batali, award winning chef and TV host
  • Kristin Davis, actor, best remembered for her role as Charlotte in Sex and the City
  • Shaun O’Hara, center and captain, New York Giants
  • Selman Waksman, Nobel Prize winner
  • Dana Redd, Camden mayor
  • Garret Augustus Hobart, U.S Vice President

Bibliography

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

Information Summary

Ranks 13th in New Jersey and 613th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 4 0.03
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 1 0.01
Rape 3 0.03
Robbery 11 0.09
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 5 0.04
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 5 0.04
Arrest 33 0.28

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 1,114 0.40
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 94 0.03
Forcible Rape 58 0.02
Robbery 1,977 0.71
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2,396 0.86
Larceny 3,921 1.41
Vehicle theft 3,699 1.33

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Newark, NJ 07102
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population12,408 (12,408 urban / N/A rural)
Households4,607 (2.14 people per house)
Median Household Income$13,421
Families1,989 (3.19 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Research Universities (high research activity)
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
GraduateDoctoral, professional dominant
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentMajority undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily nonresidential

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 District3410

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 469th 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 $2,280 $2,280 $2,280
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $345 $345 $803
FT Graduate Tuition $15,552 $15,552 $25,704
FT Graduate Required Fees $1,942 $1,942 $1,942
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $648 $648 $1,071
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $29,768 $29,768 $43,792
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $33,781 $33,781 $47,805
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $16,583 $16,583 $30,607

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
Law Degree — Tuition $22,746 $34,478
Law Degree — Required Fees $2,711 $2,711

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $12,294 $12,590 $12,294 $12,590 $24,956 $25,910
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,550(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $12,013 $12,285
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 13,282 (5,830 male / 7,452 female)
Admitted 7,173 (3,361 male / 3,812 female)
Admission rate 54%
First-time Enrollment 1,057 (529 male / 528 female)
FT Enrollment 1,054 (528 male / 526 female)
PT Enrollment 3 (1 male / 2 female)
Total Enrollment11,212

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 Basketball Conference New Jersey Athletic Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference New Jersey Athletic Conference

SAT Test Admission

614th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 98%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 460 / 550
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 500 / 608
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 960 / 1158

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 Capacity1,720
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$7,613
Board Fee$4,766

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 198 409 429 489 6 849 158 2,686
Accounting 15 46 52 108 139 19 415
African-American/Black Studies 3 3
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other 1 1
American/United States Studies/Civilization 1 1 2
Ancient Studies/Civilization 1 1
Anthropology 4 1 6
Applied Mathematics, General 1 1
Art/Art Studies, General 4 6 6 9 1 29
Biological and Physical Sciences 1 1 2
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 4 13 20 39 26 7 114
Business Administration and Management, General 92 40 38 91 1 202 66 577
Chemistry, General 5 1 4 4 6 1 21
Cinematography and Film/Video Production 1 1 2 2 6
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 2 6 4 4 17
Computer and Information Sciences, General 2 2 1 5
Creative Writing 1 2 1 2 10 16
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 1 48 73 18 64 8 218
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 1 2 4
Economics, General 4 14 5 19 15 1 59
English Language and Literature, General 7 7 4 27 2 51
Environmental Science 2 1 3
Finance, General 42 15 26 47 54 8 201
French Language and Literature 1 1
Geology/Earth Science, General 1 1 2
History, General 1 12 5 13 2 35
Information Science/Studies 1 1
Information Technology 8 1 10
International Relations and Affairs 6 4 1 3 11 1 26
Jazz/Jazz Studies 2 8 10
Journalism 9 5 2 5 21
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 2 2
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 2 3 2 11 15 1 34
Management Information Systems, General 3 1 4 2 1 12
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 1 7 14 12 17 54
Mathematics, General 8 7 3 3 1 23
Music, General 1 3 1 1 6
Nursing Practice 16 6 17 1 43 85
Philosophy 1 2 1 4
Physics, Other 1 1 1 3
Political Science and Government, General 2 18 13 9 20 1 67
Portuguese Language and Literature
Psychology, General 1 34 38 25 3 44 4 157
Public Administration 13 29 14 5 19 6 86
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other 12 7 2 2 23
Public Health, General 3 2 3 1 17 26
Public Policy Analysis, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 15 20 34 1 55 4 140
Social Work 35 21 1 13 3 75
Sociology 7 6 2 4 19
Spanish Language and Literature 7 4 1 12
Women's Studies
Zoology/Animal Biology

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 41st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $128,671 ($133,368 male / $101,625 female)
Number of FT Faculty 484 (331 male / 153 female)
Number of PT Faculty 848
FT Faculty Ratio 0.6 : 1
Total Benefits $13,003,503

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