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Rutgers University-Camden

Rutgers University-Camden Rating: 3.8/5 (10 votes)

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Before the first shots were fired in the Revolutionary War, there were a small number of higher educational institutions already established on American soil, and Rutgers University is one of them. Further south from the main campus at New Brunswick, Rutgers-Camden is a part of that tradition and is located just across the river from Independence Hall and the rest of Philadelphia’s Olde City. With a highly regarded law school and an extensive athletics department, Rutgers-Camden offers many different opportunities to students seeking a quality 4-year (or 4 years plus graduate) public education in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

The history of the Rutgers-Camden campus goes back to the 1920s, when two different institutions – the South Jersey Law School and the College of South Jersey – were first established. Since then, the 40-acre campus has seen a flurry of activity and has been ranked among the area’s better schools. The highlights of the academic programs include a PhD in Childhood Studies (the first in the U.S.) and an MFA in Creative Writing, but the largest division of the university on the Camden campus is the College of Arts and Sciences.

Over 50 programs are offered at the CAS, with everything from African American Studies and Ethics to Physics and Urban Studies available as academic majors. Minors in Classical Studies, Latin American Studies, Statistics and Women’s Studies are also offered. The School of Business comprises the other major part of the university’s undergraduate program. Students can major in Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Management or Marketing. There is also the University College at Rutgers-Camden, which is the branch of the school dedicated to helping busy adults earn a degree or take classes at their own pace, on or off campus.

Besides the prestigious law school and the Graduate School of Business at Rutgers-Camden, there are 16 other graduate and post-graduate programs, ranging from an MA in History to a PhD in Public Affairs.

Rutgers University-Camden is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Higher Education. In addition, the law school is accredited by the American Bar Association, one of the many individual distinctions students will find when researching different programs.

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Rutgers-Camden has a selective admissions process in schools from the undergraduate level to the highly competitive graduate programs. The school website breaks down the median SAT scores and other guidelines, but it is helpful to remember that nearly half of the entering students were in the top 10% of their high school classes. Applications can be processed online, along with the application fee. Graduate applications run along the same lines, with everything from applications to recommendations able to be processed online. Applications for the spring terms are accepted the previous fall (as early as late October in some cases) and for the fall as early as March, so students should check for deadlines for specific programs.

Financial Aid

Students have access to all the financial aid resources when applying to Rutgers-Camden. Applying online makes the process much easier. Starting out, applicants will receive a PIN from the FAFSA website and can enter the appropriate codes for Rutgers-Camden. Aid comes in three main categories: Gift aid (grants and scholarships which do not require repayment), Loans (for both students and their parents) and employment as part of the Work-Study program. Students can estimate the costs involved in attending the university by using the calculators provided on the school website.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 2985th for the average student loan amount.
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There is no shortage of activity for students attending Rutgers-Camden – many of whom live on campus – as the athletic and other extracurricular opportunities will fill up any remaining time one might have. Intramural sports are a way for students to stay in shape and meet other coeds, while there are religious, student government and other clubs to choose from as well. The school newspaper is open to aspiring journalists, while the gospel choir can be just what singers are seeking. In addition, lectures are always being given by famous writers, thinkers and athletes.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


The Scarlet Raptors of Rutgers-Camden compete in NCAA Division III action, with a number of options for both make and female scholar athletes. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, golf, indoor and outdoor track, crew, cross country and soccer. For women, sports include basketball, softball, volleyball, lacrosse, soccer, cross country, track and crew.

Information Summary

Ranks 11th in New Jersey and 589th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in New Jersey and 460th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 7 0.11
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.02
Robbery 10 0.16
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 12 0.19
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 2 0.03
Arrest 15 0.23

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 1,182 1.52
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 47 0.06
Forcible Rape 66 0.09
Robbery 857 1.10
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1,436 1.85
Larceny 2,226 2.87
Vehicle theft 800 1.03

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Camden, NJ 08102
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population9,866 (9,866 urban / N/A rural)
Households2,557 (3.06 people per house)
Median Household Income$16,573
Families1,659 (3.79 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
UndergraduateArts & sciences plus professions, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate comprehensive
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentHigh 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 District3401

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 537th 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 $24,278
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $2,630 $2,630 $2,630
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $345 $345 $788
FT Graduate Tuition $15,552 $15,552 $24,912
FT Graduate Required Fees $2,166 $2,166 $2,166
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $648 $648 $1,038
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $28,645 $28,645 $42,205
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $34,131 $34,131 $47,691
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $16,933 $16,933 $30,493

Student Tuition Costs for Professional Fields

  In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Law Degree — Tuition $22,746 $34,478
Law Degree — Required Fees $2,737 $2,737

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $12,615 $12,923 $12,615 $12,923 $25,277 $25,799
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,550(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $10,226 $10,706
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 7,437 (3,301 male / 4,136 female)
Admitted 4,357 (1,982 male / 2,375 female)
Admission rate 59%
First-time Enrollment 497 (253 male / 244 female)
FT Enrollment 495 (252 male / 243 female)
PT Enrollment 2 (1 male / 1 female)
Total Enrollment6,264

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
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
NCAA Track & Field Conference New Jersey Athletic Conference

SAT Test Admission

693rd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 96%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 450 / 560
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 480 / 580
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 930 / 1140

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 Capacity815
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$7,906
Board Fee$3,000

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 135th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $107,968 ($115,526 male / $91,273 female)
Number of FT Faculty 291 (164 male / 127 female)
Number of PT Faculty 577
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $7,047,419

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