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.
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
• Rutgers Law School
• School of Business
• School of Nursing
• The Graduate School
• University College
Where do you see yourself? In six months? In five years? At Rutgers University–Camden, you’ll find everything you need to focus your ambitions and reach your goals. Because our campus is intentionally personal, we can make sure every minute you spend with us moves you forward. Your professors will open up the way you think about the universe, humanity, and the role your talents can play. You’ll collaborate with classmates who share your drive to excel. You’ll get the encouragement and opportunities you need to navigate any career pathway. And you’ll connect with a global network of 500,000+ Rutgers alumni at every stage of your journey. You’ve worked hard to get here. We want you to have the future you deserve. We know how to bring that future into focus.
Creating new knowledge
When you choose a world-class research university like Rutgers–Camden, you’ll work with professors who are leading thinkers about the future of learning and living in the world. Our academic power starts with these teacher-scholars who influence individual lives and influence knowledge worldwide. You’ll build strong connections with your professors long after class lets out. They’ll involve you in their research, and you’ll make your own discoveries with opportunities to engage in your own hands-on research.
At Rutgers–Camden, you’ll be able to apply your classroom knowledge across a wide variety of real-world settings. You’ll build skills and a résumé while earning academic credit and/or money through our internship programs.
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 Learning Abroad Program, you can experience new cultures and gain international travel experience during one- to two-week study trips. 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 without putting your entire life on hold. See learningabroad.camden.rutgers.edu for current programs.
Dual- and joint-degree programs
You’re on the fast track for success. That’s why Rutgers–Camden developed the Dual-Degree Program, which saves both time and money by allowing students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree at an accelerated pace. You can earn a BA or BS degree and an MA, MAT, MBA, MPA, or MS Joint degrees are also available: BA/JD with Rutgers Law School, and BA/DO with the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. See a full list of degrees at camden.rutgers.edu/joint-degrees.
You’ll belong from the beginning on our welcoming campus, a tight-knit community where you’ll learn and grow. Choose from 100+ 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. See all the ways you can get involved at activities.camden.rutgers.edu.
Athletics and recreation
Home to 19 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.
Within the heart of a major metropolitan area, Rutgers–Camden boasts the best of two vibrant cities: Camden and Philadelphia. Our urban location puts you within minutes of everything the region offers: the arts, history, sports, culture, and some of the best career-building internships and civic engagement options in the Delaware Valley and the nation. Whether you choose to live on campus or commute, Rutgers–Camden offers extraordinary opportunities for your life.