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International Profile

Who are we?
Founded in 1766, Rutgers is the eighth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. Today Rutgers is a research university with $700 million annually in research and development expenditures, placing it among the top 25 in the United States.

Where are we?
Our location places you at the center of the world’s largest employment hub, with New York City only 20 minutes from Rutgers University—Newark and 45 minutes from Rutgers University—New Brunswick. Philadelphia is only 15 minutes from Rutgers University—Camden. The American Cancer Society, AT&T, Bank of America, DuPont, ExxonMobil, Goldman Sachs, Google, Kraft Foods, Merck, Microsoft, NBC Universal, PricewaterhouseCoopers, T-Mobile, Vanguard, and Yahoo were among the top employers of our recent graduating classes.

What do we offer?
Rutgers offers more than 100 undergraduate majors. We have top-ranked degree programs in business, liberal arts, humanities, and the sciences, including Biology, Pharmacy, and Engineering. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1 or less.

Interested in research?
More than 60% of Rutgers undergraduates take part in original research. Rutgers has more than 300 research centers and laboratories, including the internationally acclaimed Waksman Institute of Microbiology, the pioneering Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, and the unique Center for Children and Childhood Studies.

Get involved
Rutgers has more than 400 student organizations. Our inclusive community is home to students of many faiths and traditions.
• More than 40 student organizations dedicated to religious/cultural interests are available.
• More than 25 campus ministries are recognized.
• An extensive athletic program competes in Division I (Big Ten) and Division III sports, intramural sports, sports clubs, fitness, aquatics, and more.

International student programs
Take part in programs exclusively for international students!
• Practice English-speaking skills with native speakers in a relaxed setting.
• Attend picnics, shopping trips, international buffets, and multicultural events.
• Celebrate American holidays with local host families.
• Expand your circle of American friends with Rutgers’ International Friendship Program, which offers opportunities for cross-cultural friendship and learning.
• Participate in orientation programs for international students.



Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a premier American public research university comprised of Rutgers University—Newark, Rutgers University—Camden, Rutgers University—New Brunswick, and a health care division with locations across the state of New Jersey. Located on the northeastern coast of the United States, Rutgers is convenient to New York City and Philadelphia. Rutgers offers students a variety of campus environments, from urban to suburban, with the ocean and mountains about an hour away.


Type of School: Public university

Size of Campus: Rutgers has universities in Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick and a health care division with locations across the state.

Number of Students: 45,000 undergraduate; 20,000 graduate

Number of Faculty: More than 9,000 faculty

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: 31 degree-granting schools and colleges; associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees

Geographic Diversity: One of the most diverse student bodies in the United States, attracting students from more than 115 countries

International Student Services: English as a Second Language program, intensive English, international student advisors, special international student orientation program, cultural programs, and immigration-related services

International Student Budget:
Tuition    $    27,059
Fees    $    2,964
Housing and Food (per year)    $    12,260
Total    $    42,283
Costs vary slightly by university.

Professional school tuition can be as much as $3,847 more, depending on the school; international students will incur additional expenses for costs such as travel, books, and insurance.

Financial Aid: You must be a US citizen, US national, or US permanent resident to be eligible to apply for financial aid. Some merit-based scholarships are available to international students.

Test Score Requirements: SAT or ACT scores are required if you are currently enrolled in secondary school or if you graduated from secondary school less than two years ago and will not have at least 12 college credits completed by the application due date. An English proficiency examination (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS) is required of all students whose secondary schooling has been in a country where English is not the principal language. Scores must be submitted directly from the testing service.  

Application Deadlines and fees:
• Undergraduate application due dates
- Fall: First Year Early Action, November 1; Regular Action, December 1; Transfer, February 1
- Spring: First Year and Transfer, October 1
• Application fee: $70
• The Rutgers School of Health Professions has a different application process than other Rutgers schools.