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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I absolutely love the experience that Rutgers gives to me.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I struggle with depression and anxiety and was very anxious about taking a step into a world of people, especially since my depression and anxiety got worse soon before entering college. However, there were many oppertunies to meet great people and i found my own support system at Rutgers. Where i couldn't see myself living past the age of 18 before now I'm expecting the next day to come which is a big improvement.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Fun but you have to work hard!

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: It is difficult to be heard to by academic counselors.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Some are good, some not so much, most are helpful nonetheless.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I really enjoy the diversity and wide range of classes but I dislike the core curriculum.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I would definitely choose Rutgers again if I could go back. It's full of so many amazing opportunities and there are so many different kinds of people to meet.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My first year at college was wonderful, filled with challenges and opportunities.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Carrer services are not tremendously helpful but if you're willing to put in some work you can find what you need

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: overall, there are pleanty of ways to stay safe, but monsters are monsters and they will always exist.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Chabad dorms on campus are the best! convenient location and well priced.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I do not know much about it. I never looked into joining

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our football team isn't great but the resources around campus makes playing an sport possible.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Rutgers helps you attain your goals through its many options and opportunities

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are career fairs like at least every month but they don't really apply to me as much. I can't really make a comment on those. Rutgers has a great internship program for the summer though so that's nice

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: So in the beginning you get your normal huge college experience. You get the huge lecture halls and the standard professor with occasional fun activities. Then you get a recitation where it shrinks the class significantly and tries to enhance the 1 on 1 experience. Questions get answered and you get quizzed, which can suck from time to time, on what you learned. The variety of courses is huge. To the point that i don't know what some of the classes are even about. It is honestly crazy. The only thing that is unfortunate is that if you are an underclassmen there is a chance that you will just be locked out of class you may need by people with more credits. But they need a way to guarantee the people who are about to graduate get the classes they need.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I mean the wait time for the clinics can be atrocious. Outside of an actual emergencies or you being super sick getting an appointment can be a hassle.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: So freshman year it is so fun living in dorms. The amount of socializing you can do is pretty much unparalleled outside of a fraternity/club. Also unlike those two you meet people with different ideals and hobbies. (I currently have 2 hobbies that make up a majority of my free time that I got from freshman year just hanging out with some kids in the dorm) You can gain many worthwhile friends during freshman year. My apartment-mate is some kid I randomly met during freshman year and we've been friends since. After that however its pretty much downhill. The school puts an emphasis on suites and apartments for upperclassmen and while they are really nice there is next to no reason to socialize. Everything is now there in your room and in some apartments there isn't any space outside of your apartment to socialize within your building.

Also the campus is huge and on Busch getting to class from some place can be an absolute nightmare. For instance my friend's apartment on Busch is a 20 minute walk away from his class.... also on Busch. And while yes we have buses to help with those instances going to the bus stop, waiting for the bus, and then going around campus getting to your stop can take the same, if not more, time.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Some people are way too into greek life. To the point that it ruins the experience and view of the fraternity/sorority. I can see the benefits it brings for some but for me they are just for occasional parties. (also pledging sounds terrible for most.)

3 College Junior

Athletics: I'm not really a sports person but some of the football games are actually quite fun to go to. Unfortunately with a school as large as ours some the smaller varsity sports get lost in announcements and a large portion of students don't even know they are going on.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Some small classes work fine but with large lectures halls it is easy to be just another number in their gradebook.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the experience I had especially the academics. The professors I have met are really cool and love to help. I have really developed as a person at Rutgers and really love the friends I have made.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Rutgers really wants to help you. Thats the great thing about it. The career services always have new listings on internships and jobs. Also individual departments have connections with the industry that really want to hire Rutgers students.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Generally the safety and security around campus depends on which campus you are on. In general on college ave and Douglass campus, your kind of on you own since the campuses integrate with the city of New Brunswick. However on Busch and Livingston, the safety of the campus is very high.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I had the opportunity to live in a new apartment which was great. It was clean and very spacious. However, if you get housing in some of the dorms, the quality drops down significantly. For instance, some dorms have a history for sewer problems and leaks so they tend to stink. However if you get housing in an apartment, the amenities are pretty nice.

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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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