The Best & Worst

Location
Undergrads
30,038
Tuition (in-state)
$23,676 ($10,356)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Best Of

Highest Grades

  1. 1
    Diversity
  2. 2
    Getting the small school feel, because of the different campuses, even though you are at a large university
  3. 3
    Division I sports
  4. 4
    Being so close to Manhattan and Philly
  5. 5
    Swiping your meal card at Sbarros, The Rock Café, and The Douglass Café
  6. 6
    Getting free tickets to football and basketball games
  7. 7
    Sonny Werblin Recreational Center
  8. 8
    The Kissing Bridge
  9. 9
    Rutgers sweatshirt everyone wears when it's raining

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
91% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
79% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
94% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
60% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
66% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
63% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
52% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Vibrant Social Scene
55% of students surveyed agreed that there are lots of popular activities around campus every day.
Genders Equally Represented
A male-to-female ratio of 50/50 means there's a pretty even balance of students on campus.
Learn from the Best
99% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Extremely Diverse
One of the most racially diverse campuses-51% of students are minorities.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
    The RU Screw - bureaucratic red tape that gets in the way of anything you want to do
  2. 2
    Parking
  3. 3
    Not knowing what classes to take on your APA Day
  4. 4
    The Rutgers buses in the snow or rain
  5. 5
    Getting locked out of your dorm room and having to pay $5 to get it unlocked
  6. 6
    Sakai
  7. 7
    The bus ride from Douglass to Livingston
  8. 8
    Having to print out all 100-plus pages out in the beginning of the semester because your professor doesn't print out the materials themselves.
  9. 9
    Poor-English speaking teaching assistants and professors
  10. 10
    Recitations

Facts & Statistics

Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $7,042.
Don't Move Off Campus
Average off-campus housing is a steep $16,693.
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