Location
New Brunswick, NJ
Undergrads
30,038
Tuition (in-state)
$23,676 ($10,356)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Most of the off campus food places I go to are on or near college ave. They have a good amount of of vegetarian/vegan places, there a TON of pizza places, a few regular fast food chains, there are a few ethic food places (Mexican, Indian, etc.), and there's an abundance of ice cream/fro yo places. All these food places have decent dishes. None of them are super expensive because they're not sit down dinner type places and the quality of food ranges from just alright to amazing.

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3 College Sophomore

Facilities: The gyms on campus were okay. I only visited the gyms on Livi, Busch and College Ave and of all three the Busch gym (Werblin) was the best. It was the most modern, it looked the newest, and it seemed like it had everything. The student center on Livi has good food and a convenience store; the BCC has more food options than LSU and it's bigger; and the Rutgers student center (on college ave) has the most food options.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I loved living on campus. Having people around 24/7 was the best thing ever. I lived on Livingston campus and there was always stuff to do (movies, fro yo, nail salon). However, I did live in Quad 1 so there was no AC and we had at least 10 fire drills in one academic year. Other than those two things, I loved living on campus. The walk to the dining hall and post office weren't far at all and the buses were always there to transport me to other campuses. Living on campus was a great experience.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Everyone seems really nice and welcoming would like to look into some

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: the teachers are good at what they are doing for themselves some of the teachers just care about their research

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school has very hard but gives a good education

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1 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I don't feel safe leaving the campus very low class people living around the school

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3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Dorms need to be redone very old no air very cold in the winter and the buses are over crowded

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: More safety walking off campus to the apartments off campus

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There's some convenience stores and good restaurants in the city.

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College Senior

Guys & Girls: I'm engaged and don't go on campus to hook up. I can't answer this seriously.

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3 College Senior

Athletics: A lot of people go to the football games and are really excited about the athletics on campus. I honestly don't go to the games.

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3 College Senior

Academics: Some professors are jerks, but that's like anywhere else. Registering for classes is the worst thing ever. The programs and classes are informative and great.

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4 College Senior

Academics: Our program in Nutritional Sciences provides a lot of great opportunities for volunteering and internships. The work is hard and plentiful but fascinating.

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College Senior

Nightlife: It sounds lame, but I literally don't have time to party. Working, volunteering, and going to school consume all of my time.

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4 College Senior

Diversity: The New Brunswick campuses are very diverse. I've met people from every walk of life you can imagine. It's really awesome.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: There are a lot of sources given to students when they arrive. I haven't had to utilize them but I was appreciative that they were there.

4 College Senior

Majors: My program is pretty good, but nutritional sciences as a whole is going through an extreme shortage of internships that make it hard for people to progress even though there's a high demand for jobs. It's no so much the college's fault.

3 College Senior

Majors: Some classes are rough and some semesters I hardly see or hear from my friends. I work part-time and go to school full-time so I am very busy and have a lot of work to do.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: I like New Brunswick a lot. There's some good restaurants and bars that many students enjoy. Locals are pretty friendly towards students.

College Senior

Campus Housing: I don't use student housing. I am a commuter and can't really evaluate this.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: I'm a commuter so I don't know much about dorm life. I will say that as a commuter who needs to get out of class and to their car quickly, if I'm on a campus I don't have a badge for I'm PROBABLY going to get slapped with a nasty fine. That sucks.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: I do not utilize it that often because I am vegan and there aren't too many options. There are a few, I just don't rely on it as my primary source of food.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: im a nursing student so i don't really go to the party as other students but generally parties here are fine not too crazy.

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Camden is one of the most dangerous cities in the country and you can see criminal activity all around campus. I was scared to walk alone at night and I wouldn't want to go back there.

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Jill Weiss
Hometown
Ardsley, NY
Major
English
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The courses are tough at Rutgers. TAs mainly don't speak English, and you can never find a parking spot. However, despite these things, after the first week of your freshman year, you realize Rutgers is different than other schools. Diversity is definitely something that makes Rutgers stand out-the friends you will meet at Rutgers will make you realize that you like Indian music and Persian food, and
you'll go to friends houses during their Jewish holidays. Students will learn to live with all different people, despite different backgrounds, and smile and laugh the nights away in the dorms.

It is a very large university, and professors won't realize or care if you are failing a course. However, students remark that they wanted to attend a large university because it makes them grow up. At Rutgers, no one holds your hand as you pick courses (and there's 4,000 to choose from), and they don't make sure you are taking the courses necessary for your major. Everything is done by the actions of the students. If you want real life experiences instead of a college resembling your high school, you'll find it here.

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