Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey—New Brunswick
New Brunswick, NJ
New Brunswick, NJ
A bustling and vibrant community of diverse individuals
A rich history
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading international research institution. Chartered in 1766, Rutgers is the eighth-oldest institution for higher learning in North America, with universities in New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden and a Health Sciences division with locations across the state of New Jersey. Rutgers University–New Brunswick is the state’s most comprehensive intellectual resource and is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). Rutgers University–New Brunswick is the largest and most residential university within the Rutgers system. It offers more than 120 undergraduate programs of study and includes five campuses with a variety of settings. Students enjoy state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, vibrant student centers and dining halls, and ultra-modern recreation facilities—all in addition to a college town with boutiques, shops, four-star restaurants, comedy and music clubs, and theaters.
Academic options to suit your interests
Students choose Rutgers University–New Brunswick because its five campuses have the friendly feel of smaller schools and the boundless resources of a leading research university. It comprises 17 schools and colleges, 11 of which enroll undergraduate students. Here you can double-major in four years or earn a combined BA or BS and master’s degree in five years. For example, are you interested in getting a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s in public policy? How about engineering and an MBA? Want to pursue teacher certification with an EdM? You can do that here! You might also pursue a seven-year BA/MD program or a six-year PharmD program—and there’s so much more. As a first-year student, you can quickly connect with senior faculty and other students in topic-driven first-year seminars capped at no more than 20 students. In addition, you can choose from more than 130 study abroad programs in 50+ countries. Spend a semester, summer, or whole year becoming a global citizen.
Rutgers is a public research university with groundbreaking projects in areas as diverse as stem cell research, education equity, and oceanography. In fact, Rutgers University–New Brunswick is one of 62 members in the prestigious AAU, North America’s leading research universities. Many Rutgers undergraduate students conduct original research in the more than 175 research centers and institutes on our campuses. You’ll have the opportunity to work closely with distinguished faculty in developing solutions to society’s greatest challenges.
Location, location, location
The city of New Brunswick is a cultural hot spot—people come from all over to experience the city’s museums, plays, operas, choirs, symphonies, quartets, live jazz, dance performances, art installations, “basement music,” comedy club, and film festivals. Rutgers University–New Brunswick’s prime location between New York City and Philadelphia provides you with access to thousands of employers and internships and the world’s best art and entertainment. In an hour or less by train or car, you can find yourself applauding a Broadway performance, exploring the Museum Mile, viewing the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, hiking or skiing mountain trails, or soaking up the sun at the famous Jersey Shore.
Tools for success
Career counseling, learning resource centers, health services, academic advising, undergraduate research, and leadership training are just a small sampling of services available to students. Rutgers hosts dozens of job and internship fairs and is a preferred recruitment site for more than 650 corporate, nonprofit, and government employers who visit Rutgers each year. Rutgers Career Exploration and Success, one of the largest and most comprehensive career services operations in the United States, sponsors internship fairs every year to enable Rutgers students to begin honing a competitive edge in the global marketplace.
With more than 750 student groups to choose from, including Rutgers Formula Racing, a seeing-eye-puppy-raising club, many honor societies, and more than 75 fraternities and sororities, Rutgers students can get involved in activities that range from community service to almost every variety of social, cultural, and athletic club. Rutgers students also donate thousands of hours each year to service projects such as Dance Marathon, Recyclemania, and Scarlet Day of Service.
Athletics and recreation
As a member of the NCAA Division I Big Ten Conference with 22 competitive men’s and women’s sports teams, the Scarlet Knights provide thrills and excitement, drawing crowds from the Rutgers University–New Brunswick community and the greater New Jersey/New York/Philadelphia region. Students who wish to prioritize their academics and still compete in intercollegiate athletics can choose from more than 50 student-run sport clubs, including a nationally ranked cricket club and women’s volleyball. Extensive recreational facilities on all residential campuses make it easy for students to stay fit and have fun.
Rutgers’ Housing and Residence Life serves the largest on-campus student population in the country: currently more than 16,000 residents. Housing options include small houses, apartments, suites, and large residence halls in a variety of settings, including a plaza with a first-run movie theater and a classic New Jersey diner! Students can even choose special-interest living-learning communities such as Honors, Engineering, Business, Health and Medicine, Creative Writing, Language Houses, and a women-centered community focused on global leadership.
A transformational Honors College experience
At the Rutgers Honors College, students live and learn in a small, close-knit community, built so they can succeed and with access to Rutgers' vast resources and opportunities as a leading research institution. Through its mission focused on positive social impact, students pursue interdisciplinary academics and innovation, service learning, research, leadership and professional development, and study abroad in a transformational honors experience with a deep network of support.
Ranked #15 among the "Top Public Colleges" in the country | U.S. News & World Report, 2024
• Founded in 1766
• One of the nine original colonial colleges
• Eighth-oldest institution of higher learning in North America
• Birthplace of intercollegiate football
• 17 schools and colleges
• 125+ undergraduate majors
• 250+ graduate degree programs
Careers for Rutgers Graduates
• Extensive career services operation for Rutgers students and alumni
• Top employers include Amazon, Bloomberg, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Google, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Lockheed Martin, L’Oreal, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and RWJBarnabas Health.
• Median starting salary of $70,000
• Big Ten Athletic Conference
• 22 NCAA Division I sports
• 50+ club sports and intramural teams
• 15+ recreation centers and parks
• Audition-based cheerleading and dance team clubs
• Students with high school marching band experience may sign up for the Marching Scarlet Knights.
• 45 minutes from New York City
• 1.5 hours from Philadelphia
• 3 hours from Baltimore
• 4 hours from Washington, DC
• 5 hours from Boston
• More than 50,000 full- and part-time students
• 36,000+ full-and part-time undergraduate students
• 14,000+ full-and part-time graduate students
• Students from all 50 states and 100+ countries
• 750+ student organizations
• 130+ study abroad programs in 50+ countries
• 75+ fraternities and sororities
• Air Force, Army, and Navy ROTC