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.