Rutgers University - Newark

903 reviews
  1. Newark, NJ
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Rutgers University - Newark is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
New Jersey Athletic Conference
Address
249 University Avenue, Blumenthal Hall
Newark, NJ 07102

Rutgers University - Newark Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
63%
SAT Range
940-1130
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$9,858/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,464/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,706/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,856/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,504/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,300/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.79 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.81 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.80 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,943Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    49%
  • Interesting
    23%
  • Friendly
    21%
  • Competitive
    4%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.89 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.100 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    74%
  • AWESOME
    13%
  • Commuter school
    9%
  • The most diverse campus in the U.S
    4%

After Rutgers University - Newark

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.59 responses

Reviews

903 reviews
  • Excellent
    123
  • Very Good
    287
  • Average
    401
  • Poor
    65
  • Terrible
    27
I've had a great experience with my on-campus living, and a lot of that had to do with my roommates. I was assigend a great group from the onset of my college career, I met more great friends, an always had a nice group to live with. When you have everyone selected and all your information, applying for housing is a breeze! If you don't...it's like playing Russian roulette.

Most students get sort of cynical and either find somewhere off campus to live or commute for the last year or two, and I have feelings about that too. The school is in Newark. Unless you are intimately familiar with the area and the responsibilities of having an apartment (which most 18-22 year olds aren't...), you're not going to find a better deal with that commute to the school. Literally, I could wake up 15 minutes before class and still make it to the class on time. Living in housing I wasn't responsible for repair costs (for small, normal things, I can't speak to large damages), utilities, renters insurance, etc. It's an easy luxury to be able to just tell your RA and they fix things. On top of that, each building has security. It seems laughable, but there were several instances where I was thanking my lucky stars that there was a security guard at that door. Most of the issues came from inebriated students visiting from other surrounding schools, but either way it was great to know that aside from just the locks on my door, there was an authorized person with a direct line to the police blocking any ill-will from coming into the door. Nothing beats that.

Is it cost effective? Nope. If I didn't have (essentially) a full ride, I would have had to commute. But I definitely made life-long friends, got way more involved with my professors and departments, and was able to find great opportunities simply because I was...well...around. If you can swing it, dorm. If you can't, take the train and make a concentrated effort to get involved.
  • College Senior
  • 9 months ago
I've had a really specific experience at my school because my department was so small. My professors not only knew your name, but literally knew your skill levels in certain areas, and could go back and remember work that I'd done two years ago! That aspect was wonderful. They held a very personal stake in my success and went above and beyond the call of duty to give me opportunities to work, learn, and grow as a student. If you show a little interest and that you actually care about academics, the staff will more than meet you halfway and ensure you have a great experience. Of all three campuses, I definitely find this one to be the most academically demanding. A lot of that is owed to the small class size—you can't just hide behind your laziness. If you want to bum along, not learn anything, and just party for four years, go to New Brunswick. The Newark campus *really* knows how to make an academic out of you, in a good way.

If you're in a larger major, however, I know the experience can be very different. Sometimes the way my friends in the business school or the sciences speak about it, you'd think they went to a totally different university! So I'd say if you're ready to really build those relationships, put yourself out there, and if you truly are passionate about what you want to do—this is a great campus. If you're wavering a little, or are more interested in the sports or clubs or greek life components of a school, then perhaps look elsewhere. Passion and focus finds a happy home at Rutgers—Newark.
  • College Senior
  • 9 months ago
The psychology program at Rutgers-Newark is top-notch. All of my professors are very knowledgeable and accomplished and I felt I was getting a quality education from them. I had wonderful professors who were able to make classes both fun and informative at the same time. There are many research opportunities as well for psychology at Rutgers-Newark and teaching assistant positions if you want to go to grad school. If you ever need help or assistance, the department is always available during office hours to answer your questions. Majoring in psychology at Rutgers-Newark was the best decision of my life!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • May 18 2013