Rutgers

Rutgers University

7 College Ave, New Brunswick, United States
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  • Total Documents
    17,021
  • Class Notes
    12,566
  • Textbook Notes
    1,545
  • Study Guides
    2,889
  • Currently Enrolled
    8,268
  • Previously Enrolled
    6,470

Overview of Rutgers University (Rutgers)

About this school

  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:35,641
    • Men:17,728 Men (49.7%)
    • Women:17,913 Women (50.3%)

Location

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Admission Information (Rutgers)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
5
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
65 Davidson Road|Room 202
City, State, Zip
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8097
Phone
(732) 932-4636
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
-
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
January 31

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
58% of 38,384 applicants were admitted
Women
58% of 20,508 applicants were admitted
Men
58% of 17,876 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
7,189 (32%) of 22,186 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,571 (30%) of 11,821 admitted students enrolled
Men
3,618 (35%) of 10,365 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
660 average |600-720 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
36%
• Score 600 - 700
41%
• Score 500 - 600
21%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
21%
• Score 600 - 700
50%
• Score 500 - 600
26%
• Score 400 - 500
3%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid (Rutgers)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $14,638|Out-of-state: $30,579 (45.13%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,452 (38.39%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,350 (4.16%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,993 (12.31%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002629
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
4,323 (66.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
3,413 (78.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,413 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
211 (6.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
52%
Average Award
$15,044
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,233 (65.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,943
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,851 (83.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,711
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 995 (29.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
371 (5.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,601

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
21,143 (62.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
18,102 (85.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
18,102 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
717 (4.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
48%
Average Award
$13,747
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 12,756 (70.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,124
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 14,930 (82.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,963
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 3,149 (17.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
758 (2.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,461

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
59%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$32,601
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,952

Academics & Instruction (Rutgers)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


2,092

Part-Time Faculty


2,433

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


46%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 27% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 13% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 9% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 24% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 17% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 10% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


93.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


59.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


77.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


80.0%

Programs & Majors (Rutgers)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (134)


  • Accounting
  • African Studies
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agriculture, General
  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Animal Genetics
  • Animal Physiology
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production
  • Anthropology
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Astrophysics
  • Atmospheric Chemistry and Climatology
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Biometry/Biometrics
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Ceramic Sciences and Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Dance, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Design/Architecture
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Equestrian/Equine Studies
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Food Science
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Science
  • Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Nursing Science
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Portuguese Language and Literature
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Sculpture
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Turf and Turfgrass Management
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, nursing, social work, medicine with Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Psychology, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Public Health, Doctor of Pharmacy

Master's Programs of Study (134)


  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Psychology
  • Applied Statistics
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Asian Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Cancer Biology/Oncology
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Developmental Biology
  • Developmental Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Emergency Management
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • French
  • Gender Studies
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Hazardous Materials Management
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Historic Preservation
  • Horticulture
  • Human Resources Management
  • Immunology
  • Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Information Studies
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • International Affairs
  • Italian
  • Jewish Studies
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Marine Biology
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Molecular Physiology
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition
  • Oceanography
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Political Science
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Quality Management
  • Reading Education
  • Religion
  • Reproductive Biology
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Student Affairs
  • Systems Engineering
  • Theater
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Toxicology
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Translational Biology
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Virology
  • Water Resources
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing

Campus Life (Rutgers)

Location & Geography

Population


55,831

Nearest Metropolitan Area


New York City

Campus Size


2,685 acres

Weather


Temperature
23.4 average low in January, 77.6 average high in September
Rain
122 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
New Brunswick
Nearest Train Station
New Brunswick

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing

Students of College Housing


43% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


57%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, baseball, basketball, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


33,677

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
35,641
Women
17,913
Men
17,728

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 29.3% Asian
  • 7.9% Black/African-American
  • 14.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 42.6% White
  • 1.8% Unknown

International Students


8.8% from 92 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


13,936

Student Resources (Rutgers)

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