New Brunswick, NJ
Tuition (in-state)
$23,676 ($10,356)
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Reviews 3264 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Student

Campus Housing: The lottery system is terrible.

4 College Student

Majors: I like my major and the faculty is helpful. There seems to be many opportunities available.

2 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Expensive and difficult to find.

3 College Student

Scholarships: Since they are always raising tuition, they could do a lot better in terms of financial aid.

3 College Student

Local Atmosphere: There are lots of places to go shopping and hang out.

3 College Student

Health & Safety: College ave. could be a nightmare in terms of safety at times.

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Greek Life: Not really familiar with the greek life.

3 College Student

Transportation: Public transportation is decent and convenient. Rush hour sucks, however.

5 College Student

Diversity: I really think diversity at Rutgers is unparalleled.

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Drug Safety: I don't know about the drug safety status.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: There are many options to choose from on College Ave.

4 College Student

Computers: Technology at Rutgers is pretty awesome. Nothing to complain about.

2 College Student

Academics: Class registration sucks. Most professors cannot teach or are difficult to understand.

3 College Student

Guys & Girls: We have a diverse student body. You are bound to meet someone that you'll like.

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Weather: Weather doesn't affect my campus experience at all. Rutgers is located in the northeast, what would you expect the weather to be like?

3 College Student

Nightlife: Nothing special. Some parties are always better than others.

1 College Junior

Campus Strictness: parking is HORRIBLE. 75 dollar ticket each offense

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Call before the semester starts!

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is a large part of Rutgers, however I am not in a sorority and my experience at Rutgers has been just as enjoyable.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Although many students do take part is a variety of social drugs such as alcohol and marijuana, the safety and security of Rutgers keeps it under control.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Campus strictness is high, however it is for the safety of the students so I do not have anything negative to say.

4 College Junior

Transportation: Buses are usually fast moving but are always overly crowded.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I have never lived off campus, but students seem to enjoy the off campus experience.

5 College Junior

Diversity: Rutgers is an extremely diverse in every way possible. There are always people speaking about their beliefs around campus, and many friend groups and organizations are visually diverse as well.

3 College Junior

Majors: I majored in English for my undergrad education, but I wanted to be an elementary school teacher. Education is not a major at Rutgers, so I had to apply to the 5 year graduate education program at Rutgers. I do wish that Education had been a major, that way I would have been able to have been able to gain more experience and knowledge that would help me in my career that I did not get as an English major.


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Jill Weiss
Ardsley, NY
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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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