As the southernmost university in the Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey system, Rutgers University—Camden is located in the vibrant University District at the foot of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, at the very heart of activity in the metro Philadelphia region.
Students learn from and work alongside some of the world’s top scholars, with opportunities for career-building internships and clinical programs. As one of America’s oldest (founded in 1766) and most prestigious public research universities, Rutgers has earned prominence and recognition for its academic tradition, rigorous standards for faculty excellence, and respected undergraduate and graduate programs. Rutgers—Camden delivers a comprehensive, world-class Rutgers experience in a small, friendly campus environment, and at an affordable cost.
What does it mean to earn a Rutgers degree? Think about the respect of employers when you launch your career. Think about how professors and program directors at the nation’s top graduate schools realize the rigorous academic training that Rutgers provided. Think about the immediate name recognition that Rutgers enjoys across the nation and around the world (not to mention the global network of more than 300,000 Rutgers alumni).
Rutgers—Camden students enjoy all of these advantages, and then they take it to the next level by working closely with professors on research, engaging in innovative internships and learning experiences, and developing into leaders while they’re still on our campus. Students enroll in day and evening classes on the Rutgers—Camden campus and at convenient locations across the Delaware Valley.
Creating new knowledge
This is why you choose a world-class research university like Rutgers—Camden: to work with professors who are thought leaders developing the knowledge that will define the textbooks of tomorrow. Thanks to
Rutgers—Camden’s relatively small size, students have extraordinary opportunities in every academic discipline to partner with their professors on research that can build their knowledge and transform lives. And whether you’re enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, or the School of Nursing, you’ll have a chance to showcase your original work on campus and, quite possibly, at conferences across the nation and around the world. In some instances, grants are provided to help student researchers. Rutgers—Camden students work with professors on research ranging from ice worms in frozen glaciers to how retail consumers behave, from how girls perceive body image to the biodiversity of New Jersey’s Pinelands, and from laser vaporization techniques to online commerce.
At Rutgers—Camden you’ll be able to apply your classroom knowledge across a wide variety of real-world settings, thanks to an aggressive Internship Program. Regardless of your academic major, there’s an exciting internship waiting for you.
Through a series of civic engagement courses, Rutgers—Camden students learn what it takes to change the world. Knowledge, commitment, and skill come together in courses designed specifically to combine classroom learning with service activities that allow you to put your new skills to work while helping to strengthen your communities. It’s your chance to connect with the world as the Delaware Valley becomes your classroom.
There’s a world of opportunity out there, and at Rutgers—Camden, your classes are part of that world. Through the International Studies Program, students travel to other countries for deep immersion in other cultures over a relatively short period as part of a regular course. Working with professors before and after the trip, you will learn to apply a global context to classroom teaching . . . and get to see the world from a whole new perspective. Better still, the Rutgers—Camden International Studies Program doesn’t demand that you put your entire life on hold for a full semester or year, which allows you to have the very best of both worlds.
Dual- and joint-degree programs
You’re on the fast track for success. That’s why Rutgers—Camden developed the Dual-Degree Program, which allows students in certain majors to earn their baccalaureate and master’s degrees at an accelerated pace. Better still, by taking graduate courses during the final year of undergraduate study, students can save money as well as time. By enrolling as a first-year student directly from high school, you have the opportunity to pursue your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology, chemistry, childhood studies, computer science, criminal justice, English, history, liberal studies, mathematical sciences, psychology, public policy, and more! Rutgers—Camden also offers joint-degree programs: B.A./J.D. with the Rutgers School of Law—Camden and B.A./D.O. with the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine.
Getting involved at Rutgers—Camden means choosing from a number of organizations where students can make connections that last beyond the college years. Cultural clubs, academic societies, professional associations, Greek life, student government, and civic groups—there’s always a lot to do and many ways to make a difference on and off campus. For a complete list of clubs and organizations, see activities.camden.rutgers.edu.
Athletics and recreation
Home to 16 NCAA Division III men’s and women’s intercollegiate teams, the Rutgers—Camden Scarlet Raptors are members of the New Jersey Athletic Conference. If competition is not your game, students can get fit and have fun by participating in a wide array of intramurals, club sports, and recreational activities. See scarletraptors.com for more information.
The vibrancy, excitement, and diversity of city life can add immeasurable value to your college education. Rutgers—Camden is just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia’s historic district and Penn’s Landing and only a short walk from the Camden Waterfront. More than three million people visit this bustling area each year to enjoy cultural attractions, family activities, concerts, and sporting events—not to mention spectacular views of the Philadelphia skyline. Whether you choose to live on campus or commute, Rutgers—Camden offers extraordinary opportunities for your life.
Founded: 1926 (as the South Jersey Law School); 1950 (as part of the Rutgers system)
Campus Size: 40 acres
Schools and Colleges:
• College of Arts and Sciences
• The Graduate School
• School of Business
• School of Law
• School of Social Work
• University College