Location
New Brunswick, NJ
Undergrads
30,038
Tuition (in-state)
$23,676 ($10,356)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 3248 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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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.

5 College Junior

Majors: I did get into the 5 year elementary and special education program. I was worried though, because my GPA had been slightly lower than was required because of some general education classes that I had taken freshman year (pre-calculus was my most difficult class). I did however have many good letters of recommendation which I believe did help me with my application process.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: I have lived on campus for 3.5 out of the 4 years I have attended, and it has made for an amazing college experience. I have made many lifetime friends and I wouldn't change my experiences for anything.

3 College Junior

Weather: The sidewalks usually take a while to be paved when there is snow. Also, buses in the rain and snow are always delayed.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I absolutely love Rutgers. The school spirit is great, there is always something to do, and classes are challenging and interesting. I tell everyone who is applying to schools to attend here. If I had to do it all over again I would definitely come to Rutgers.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Rutgers is a huge school, so there is always something to do on and off campus at most of the campuses.

3 College Junior

Computers: Wifi on campus goes down regularly, and many places on campus do not have wifi. Computer labs are full most times, and lines for printing are very long.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Rutgers has 4 campuses, so usually one stays on their own campus when eating off- campus. Because of this, the same places are usually eaten at which takes away from the variety of options.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I like it even though the prereqs are annoying

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Food is good in school and off campus.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Its okay. I prefer parties in the dorms.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Going to the Big10 makes things very exciting

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3 College Freshman

Weather: New Jersey. I've lived here forever. Nothing new.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Rutgers busses are extremely convenient

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: Diversity at Rutgers is definitely there.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: People die/get mugged here a lot. But its okay.

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4 College Freshman

Computers: Rutgers is very technology sound.

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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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