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Reviews 4370 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: new brunswick is not always the safest place at night.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's hard to get housing

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Rutgers is known for their sports scandals which unfortunately have tainted our most recent football season

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's a very diverse student body. Classes are sometimes chaotic to get to with the buses. Otherwise a great school.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't engage in the party scene but there is a party every night and if you can get in with quota youll get it. There are tons of bars in New Brunswick that are a 5 minute walk or less from any given bus stop or dorm on College Ave and they offer tons of specials like $2 Tuesdays etc. Lots of clubs meet at night as well if you want something to do and arent in the party scene. Most classes end at 9, few carry into 10, and the buses run pretty much all night so you can get anywhere.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you like to party, the part scene is great. There is a party almost every night and lots of people go out. If you don't like to party they are easy to ignore. Most people say DEK is the best place to party. The quotas are strictly inforced at most Greek houses though, so make sure you have a lot of girl/guy friends.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The actual classes and professors are amazing. The work load is what you would expect from the given level of difficulty of the course and most professors are extremely friendly and acomadating. I've never had an issue with a professor. The TAs I have had leave more to be desired and do nothing from outside appearence. Course registration sucks it all depends on your internet connection but usually everything opens up during add drop and professors are very willing to give out special permission numbers if they know there class is always full.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Everyone is here. Literally. There is not a religous background or race combination that you can't find here which is amazing. There are many exchange students from abroad and nation wide and everyone is extremely accepting to everyone.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: If you don't want anything to do with it youre fine. But if you do its not impossible to fine.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel extremely safe on the campuses, when walking around New Brunswick being aware is key but it doesnt feel sketchy or scary. Overall this campus is great and very safe.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors are extremely understanding and amazing. They are very knowledgeable and are always willing to chat about the class or anything really. The courses are extremely diverse and many people take classes just because they seemed interesting regardless of whether they fit into their major or not. Classes rang in size from lectures of like 200 to classes of 10, usually the class size goes down as the class level goes up.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Theres a heavy amount of career training and recruiting revlolving around the Buisness School but not a lot of other places. There is a semesterly career fair but I've never gone.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The apartments are phenominal but other locations are ify. Some RAs are great and some suck, luck of the draw.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The coaches are okay. A lot of scandals happened this past year, yet there is still a big support from the fans. Football games are always fun!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The academics alone are wonderful. The professors really reach out and help you and want to help you. The advisors and everyone is very easy to reach, everything has its own website. The clubs are extremely diverse, fun, and take their role at the university seriously. The only issue with Rutgers is the transportation. The busses suck.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school is very big. The first few days are confusing, especially when there are many campuses to travel to for classes, but you'll soon get use to it!

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletic department at Rutgers is huge, which I dislike as I have never been a fan of huge sporting events. The school spirit and support is extremely high and the student section at most of the Varsity (and intramural) games are mostly packed. I feel as if the athletics of the school takes something away from other aspects of the University, but I can also not pay attention to it and be mostly fine.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really enjoy my time at Rutgers University, although there have been times where I have not liked something or an aspect of it. The school is huge compared to my high school and adjusting to that was hard, but after the first year I had a great time. As a student leader especially, I was a Resident Assistant, I really enjoyed helping the new students transition and have a great first year at the school.

The Rutgers University community is large, but can be small and selective depending on where you are and I never feel out-of-the-loop or disliked by any group.

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: My personal experience freshman year in a dorm was bad. My RA did not care at all and would not even be there for fire drills or if someone was locked out of the room. She never made any efforts to help us get to know everyone in the house and was not helpful at all.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: As a non-greek, I believe that most of the fraternities and sororities are fake. Fake in the sense that they put on a different persona when doing fundraisers and such and then act very pompous around those who are not part of greek life.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Coaches and teachers are always encouraging sport participation and team work in classes as well as in the field. Rutgers football team, despite the fact that they are not amazing, are considered the best and always encouraged to give their best.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I was blessed with the opportunity to be part of the Honors Research Program and work with some of the best students and faculty members.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I enjoyed being a double major and loved how many class options there are. I wish registration was smoother and advising more accessible, but overall the campus staff are helpful. I loved my extracurriculars the most.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I think it is better than the current average mostly due to the alumni presence and network.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Public safety and RUPD are everywhere, but it is difficult to police a whole city where many inhabitants are not affiliates.


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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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