Rutgers University-New Brunswick in New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ

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Rutgers University-New Brunswick offers 1008-degree programs and 81 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 60%. 46.3% are women, and 53.7% are men. 10% percents of international students. Rutgers University-New Brunswick is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is 20079$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $17294 and $29933 per year. 80% of full-time Rutgers University-New Brunswick students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $54,500, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Rutgers University-New Brunswick is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Rutgers University-New Brunswick students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$11,953
$30,001 - $48,000$14,073
$48,001 - $75,000$20,537
$75,001 - $110,000$25,822

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Recommendations
    • Formal demonstration of competencies



    • Typical room charge for academic year: 7364

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: -


    Percent of students with financial aid


    Types of financial aids


    18292 of Rutgers University-New Brunswick undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 51 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Rutgers University-New Brunswick number 1 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New Jersey.

    Students at Rutgers University-New Brunswick awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

    Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
    $0 - $30,000
    $30,001 - $48,000
    $48,001 - $75,000
    $75,001 - $110,000

    Salary After Attending


    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

    Students services


    Academic/career counseling service

    Employment services for students

    Living & meal

    Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

    Institution provide on-campus housing

    Institution provides board or meal plan

    Veteran Services Available

    Yellow Ribbon Program

    Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

    Recognized student veteran organization

    Disability services


    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Alternative tuition plans

    Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

    Tuition payment plan

    Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

    Special learning opportunities

    Here are the learning opportunities available in Rutgers University-New Brunswick.


    ROTC - Army

    ROTC - Navy

    ROTC - Air Force

    Study abroad

    Weekend/evening college

    Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

    Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

    ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

    Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

    Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

    Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

    Athletic associations

    • Member of National Athletic Association
    • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    • NCAA/NAIA member for football
    • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

    Graduation Rate


    Rutgers University-New Brunswick graduation rate is above the national average.

    80% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Rutgers University-New Brunswick completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

    The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

    Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

    Applying information

    Average number of admissions to one applicant

    1 : 1

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    5 : 1

    Admission considerations


    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school rank
    • Secondary school record
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Admission test scores
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Recommendations
      • Formal demonstration of competencies

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


      In comparison to National Average

      Rutgers University-New Brunswick acceptance rate is below national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 12%.


      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so Rutgers University-New Brunswick acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 11%.


      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



      Full time


      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate


      Part-time retention rate


      The Rutgers University-New Brunswick full-time retention rate is 93% and part-time retention rate is 67%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      SAT/ACT scores

      SAT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Rutgers University-New Brunswick students submitting SAT scores


      Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
      1650 - 2000

      SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      Critical Reading: 530 - 640
      Math: 580 - 700
      Writing: 540 - 660

      SAT Test Score Range


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      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at Rutgers University-New Brunswick is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

      Student-to-faculty ratio



      Number of international students


      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown


      Students enrollment in distance education


      In Rutgers University-New Brunswick the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

      Distance education location breakdown


      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in U.S., location unknown.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

      The campus located by 83 Somerset St address in New Brunswick, New Jersey.


      Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Rutgers University-New Brunswick with 0.23% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, aggravated assault, and motor vehicle theft.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      Rutgers University-New Brunswick offers 1008 programs in total: 324 are for Master's degree, 318 - for Bachelor's degree, 252 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 45 - for Post-master's certificate, 24 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 12 - for Associate's degree, and 12 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

      This is the highest number of programs in comparison with other 164 universities in New Jersey state, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree , Master's degree, Doctor's degree-research/scholarship and Post-master's certificate programs offered. Rutgers University-New Brunswick is one of the few institutions in New Jersey that offers an Associate's degree program.


      Number of degree programs offered via distance education

      There are 81 distance education programs that are offered in the Rutgers University-New Brunswick: 48 are for Master's degree, 12 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 9 - for Bachelor's degree, 6 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

      Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


      Total credit/contact hours

      Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New Jersey state average data to help you compare.


      Rutgers University-New Brunswick provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 36008 students with 1080230 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 8529 with 204705 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 3234 students.


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      Student Reviews and Ratings for Rutgers University-New Brunswick

      Overall Rating:

      Overall Rating:

      Great college- you can't believe how many campuses, topics, infrastructure, and classes there are and are available! (Fun fact: 60% of the entire college is powered by a solar parking lot)

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Great school. Its a little decentralized but if you can surpass that you will find great teachers and great environment.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Excellent university when I went through the MCRP program as a grad student. My matriculation was 1987-1989. Rutgers U New Brunswick is even better 20 years later!

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      People can say and/or think that the reasons that I declined my acceptance to the Ed.M.- Adult and Continuing Education program at Rutgers University New Brunswick were because I quit, and was afraid that I could not tackle it. They can also attack me with weak innuendos directly or indirectly. I am here to set the record straight by first saying that the aforementioned are outright lies.In Spring 2016, I was accepted to a graduate program offered by Rutgers GSE. According to the graduate admissions application, I was supposed to be assigned an office of disability services coordinator a few weeks after application submission. But I was never assigned one. When I contacted the Office of Disability Services, I found out that I was not eligible for disability services. I was only made aware of this once I contacted them. They claimed that I was not disability services eligible, because past and current documentation was deemed invalid, insufficient, and did not exactly adhere to all of the general and documentation guidelines for a learning disability that are stated on their website. Also, I was never assigned nor contacted by an office of disability services coordinator a few weeks after graduate admissions application submission. In addition, they wanted me to prove again that I am disabled by going through the freshman process for disability services registration. This did not make any sense because a lot of documentation was given to them while I was a student, including a recent government document that was definitive proof of my disability. Further, in an e-mail that I received from Mrs. Lori Megaro, a Masters in Social Work candidate working for the Office of Disability Services, it said that I was required to fill out a registration form. However, the Office of Disability Services’ website states that the registration form “is for students who have not previously been registered with the Office of Disability Services.” I was already registered with the Office of Disability Services. In fact, I registered with them in my first semester at Rutgers, which was in Fall 2008. Instead of trying to gather new documentation in such a short period of time, which would have included at least 12 diagnostic test scores, I was forced to decline my admissions acceptance into the graduate program, and give up my spot to an undeserving rejected applicant who will be graduating with MY degree in May 2018. It was a very difficult decision to make. Then again, I could not risk getting short changed on my tuition refund, giving Rutgers even more money, and having a ‘W’ on my academic transcript for a course that I had not taken yet.Being forced to decline my admissions acceptance has greatly affected me mentally, because Bill Welsh- Executive Director and Carlie Andrews- Director of the Office of Disability Services had gotten away with denying a disabled person disability services, and were never charged in a court of law.I know there are people who will still say and/or think that I am a quitter, and did not have the guts to tackle the graduate program. I say that they are clueless. The things that I stated about what the Office of Disability Services did to me is the truth. The truth hurt, because they cannot be disputed.I will not back down from anyone who spreads conjectures in order to tarnish me. As a matter of fact, I already made my case known worldwide so that any disabled person can avoid what I unfortunately experienced. On April 6, 2017 (exactly 1 year from when I received my graduate school acceptance ltter), I found out that Rutgers ODS, GSE, and Robert Barchi reported me to Julianne Apostolopoulos, the lawyer for Rutgers University New Brunswick, who then made derogatory statements, and threatened to pursue legal action against me. The US Dept of Ed: OCR turned a blind eye to all of the things that I mentioned, and labeled me as the perpetrator. They cleared Rutgers of any wrongdoing, despite violating the ADA law, and infringing upon my 1st Amendment rights. What an injustice!

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      Overall Rating:

      I'm a 1989 MCRP graduate. This university and its Urban Planing & Public Policy program is renowned throughout the planning world with the university itself respected internationally. Rutgers University is even more impressive now then when I attended & graduated (1987-89). I am deeply satisfied with my choice of grad school.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Location & Website

      Address: 83 Somerset St


      Religious affiliation: Not applicable

      Calendar system: Semester

      General Phone Number: +7329321766

      Institution is active in current year: 1

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