Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Newark

Newark, NJ

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Newark

Newark, NJ

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Where opportunity meets excellence

Rutgers University–Newark (RU-N), an anchor educational institution in and of New Jersey’s largest city, is a leader in research and scholarship, fostering excellence at the intersection of academic and civic engagement. With an enrollment of more than 13,000+ students from 119 countries, our undergraduate, graduate, professional, and joint-degree programs span more than 100 areas of study. RU-N champions people from all walks of life to succeed and lead in our learning community. Our students benefit from small class sizes, funded research opportunities, and inspiring internships with local businesses and Fortune 500 companies.

With undergraduate majors offered
across the liberal arts, business, criminal justice, public service, technology, health professions, life sciences, and media arts, students have ample choices to pursue their academic interests. Our students work side-by-side with our award-winning faculty, putting theories and ideas to the test. Our graduates are prepared to steer social and economic change on a local and global scale. Transfer to RU-N and transform your future.

Leverage and celebrate diversity every day
Diversity enhances an exchange of ideas, innovation, learning, teaching, and community engagement—an everyday occurrence at RU-N, which has long been recognized as one of America’s most diverse universities. Our students and faculty represent an inclusive cultural environment that inspires academic scholarship, fields of study, local and global social justice, advocacy, and community well-being.

We leverage diversity to ignite
imaginations, generate opinions, encourage civic dialogue, and empower world changemakers. We challenge our RU-N community to intentionally build upon our legacy as a place of opportunity for everyone. RU-N is a place where difference has a human face found in the many personal paths, passions, and possibilities that converge here. We invite you to join us in this intellectually and socially stimulating community that values diversity for everyone—every day!

Our community welcomes you
You’ll feel right at home on our diverse and welcoming campus. Whether you live on campus or commute here, there are plenty of ways to get involved and have fun as a student at RU-N. Plus, New York City is just a 20-minute train ride away. As a RU-N student, you’re not only part of an active student community but part of one of America’s largest urban college towns.

Rutgers University–Newark chan
nels the global citizen in you to learn and make a difference through cultural exploration.

RU-N’s commitment to academic excellence allows students to benefit
from study abroad programs that support a variety of interests and provide key experiential and service learning opportunities. We understand students are active members of the global community and seek out ways to explore the world, make lasting memories, try new things, and have fun. Our RU-N faculty design an educational adventure that our students remember for the rest of their lives. We encourage aspiring CEOs, doctors, lawyers, artists, activists, scientists, educators, and all students to maximize their undergraduate experience and take us up on this once-in-a-lifetime educational journey. 



Named #1 Most Diverse National University for 20 years | U.S. News & World Report


#2 Most Diverse College Environment | Wall Street Journal College Rankings 2022 Best


#2 Best for Vets in the United States

Rutgers Resources and Fast Facts

Experience a Smooth Transition
• Ongoing transfer advisory support
• Transfer Instant Decision Days
• Transcript evaluations available
• Easy registration process
• Scholarship and financial aid options
• Career development support

Transfer Student Resources
• Admissions Office:
• NJ Transfer:
• Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):
• Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society:

Transfer Student Application Requirements
• Online application at
• Non-refundable $70 application fee
• Official transcript from all previously attended colleges
• Successful completion of two college levels of English Composition
• Successful completion of one college level of Math
• Official final high school transcript if fewer than 24 college credits completed when applying
• Official GED results (if applicable)

Rutgers-Newark Application: Does Not Require Standardized Test Scores
Rutgers–Newark does not require the submission of SAT or ACT standardized test scores for students applying for 2022 and beyond. Please view the exceptions to this policy at

Transfer Student Scholarships

The Honors Living-Learning Community (HLLC) program is a hub for excellence in education to attract students with a passion and purpose in social justice, humanities, STEM and much more. There are amazing academic program benefits, mentorship, service learning, and a last dollar scholarship support covering room and board for HLLC Scholars. Rutgers-Newark has built a new HLLC residence hall on campus with many living and learning features for the program's student scholars.

The RU-N to the TOP financial aid program launched in fall 2016 for newly admitted undergraduate students from Newark, NJ. This program solidifies our strategic plan and commitments to boundary-crossing scholarship, diverse talent cultivation, and engagement as an anchor institution. The RU-N to the TOP program enables us to build upon these commitments and attract first-year students that are residents of Newark and Greater Newark, and transfer students from all of New Jersey’s community colleges. With a program expansion in fall 2022, RU-N to the TOP will serve newly admitted undergraduate students from Orange, East Orange, and Irvington, New Jersey towns.

The RU-N to the TOP program provides a “last-dollar” financial aid award that covers the cost of in-state tuition and mandatory fees. The award is offered after all federal, state, institutional, internal/external scholarships and grants have been applied. Students must meet the program’s eligibility requirements.

The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship was created for students who are attending a New Jersey community college and are members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Visit

• Rutgers University–Newark founded in 1908
• Among America’s most diverse universities for the past 20 years
• 100,000+ RU-N alumni network

Undergraduate Colleges and Schools
• Rutgers Business School–Newark
• School of Arts & Sciences–Newark
• School of Criminal Justice
• School of Public Affairs and Administration
• University College–Newark

• Leadership: Chancellor Nancy Cantor
• Carnegie Classification: Research Universities
• Offers the Honors Living-Learning Community
• Offers the Honors College
• 13:1 student-faculty ratio
• 585+ faculty holding a PhD
• 65+ undergraduate majors
• 50+ graduate programs (JD, MA, MBA, MFA, MPA, MS, PhD)
• 44+ research centers and institutes
• 160+ study abroad programs
• Recognized among colleges with best return on investment
• Over 81% of RU-N students receiving financial aid in 2017
• 36% first in family to attend college

Student Life
• 100+ student clubs and organizations
• 14 NCAA Division III sports
Veteran Affairs program voted #2 “Best For Vets” in the US among four-year universities
• Selected as a Yellow Ribbon institution
• 6 Campus Dormitories
• Offers a variety of campus living learning communities and special interest housing
• Barnes & Noble Rutgers-Newark Bookstore
• Express Newark: New interdisciplinary learning space for students and the community
• 12+ learning communities and special-interest housing options

Top Events
• Homecoming
• Rutgers Day
• Cultural Events like Halsey Festival
• Community Engagement Week
• Research Week
• Marion Thomas Wright Series

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