Rutgers University Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
New Brunswick, NJ
Website
www.rutgers.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
30,038
Part-Time Undergrads
1,555
Setting
Small city
In-State Tuition
$10,356
Out-of-State Tuition
$23,676
Room & Board
$11,412
Acceptance Rate
61 %
Admission Difficulty
Average
Average SAT Scores
1620–1960
Average ACT Scores
Not Reported

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Diversity
  • Getting the small school feel, because of the different campuses, even though you are at a large university
  • Division I sports
  • Being so close to Manhattan and Philly

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • The RU Screw - bureaucratic red tape that gets in the way of anything you want to do
  • Parking
  • Not knowing what classes to take on your APA Day
  • The Rutgers buses in the snow or rain

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Rutgers Student Reviews

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Next year i am living in off-campus housing and the landlord and quality of the house is brilliant.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The registration process, professors, and overall content of classes are really great and for the most part fun.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I haven't heard of anyone overdosing on drugs at Rutgers but i am aware of the abuse of Adderall on campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Lot's of great options especially with a car.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety is a pressing issue in New Brunswick night life but for the most part the campus is very good at keeping students safe.

1 person found this useful Report
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