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.