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 12,000+ 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. 

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)
• Official SAT/ACT scores only required if you meet the following criteria:
   - Graduated high school less than two years before starting classes at RU-N
   - Currently in your first semester of college

Transfer Student Checklist
• Visit: Take a campus tour and attend our Fall Open House
• Advising and course planning: Meet with your current college, RU-N transfer advisor, or RU-N admissions
• Apply and submit required documents:
• Apply for financial aid:
• Review both your transfer credit evaluation and financial aid package
• Submit your enrollment deposit
• Attend New Student Orientation
• Join the RU-N Family!

Transfer student scholarships
The Honors Living-Learning Community (HLLC) is a transformative college access and success program that fosters the academic, social, and personal development of talented first-year and transfer students with a desire to make a difference in their communities and beyond. HLLC offers a “last dollar” residential scholarship that covers room and board. Visit

The Rutgers University–Newark Talent and Opportunity Pathways
program (RU-N to the TOP) is a financial aid program that provides a “last dollar” scholarship covering the cost of in-state tuition and mandatory school fees after all federal, state, and internal/external scholarships and grants have been applied. For more details and eligibility requirements, visit

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 78% of RU-N students receiving financial aid between 2017–2019
• 32% first in family to attend college

Student Life
• 100+ student clubs and organizations
• 16 NCAA Division III sports
• #2 “Best for Vets” in the US
• 12+ learning communities and special-interest housing options

Undergraduate Programs
• Accounting
• African American and African Studies
• Anthropology
• Applied Ethics
• Biology
• Biology: Cell and Molecular
• Biology: Ecology and Evolution
• Biology: Neurobiology
• Biology: Plant Science
• Chemistry
• Computer Science
• Criminal Justice
• Environmental Science
• Economics
• English
• Finance: Financial Management
• Finance: Financial Planning Management
• Geoscience (Geology)
• Geoscience Engineering
• History
• Journalism and Media Studies
• Management
• Management Information Systems
• Marketing
• Mathematics
• Mathematics, Applied
• Music
• Neuroscience and Behavior
• Philosophy
• Physics
• Physics, Applied
• Political Science
• Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies
• Psychology
• Public and Nonprofit Administration
• Social Work
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Supply Chain Management
• Theater: Performance
• Theater: Technical
• Urban Teacher Education Program
• Video Production
• Visual Arts: Fine Arts
• Visual Arts: Graphic Design
• Women and Gender Studies

Health Professions
• Clinical Laboratory Sciences
   - Medical Lab Science
• Health Information Management
• Health Sciences
   - Aging
   - Health Advocacy
• Medical Imaging Sciences
   - Cardiac Sonography
   - Diagnostic Medical Sonography
   - Vascular Sonography
Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Psychology

Pre-professional Programs
• Post-baccalaureate: Pre-health
• Pre-dentistry
• Pre-engineering
• Pre-law
• Pre-medicine
• Pre-pharmacy

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