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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love rutgers, best school i couldve went to

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have been attending Rutgers University for a year and I am going to be a sophmore now. My fall semester was quite slow because Rutgers is a very large university, therefore it was a bit difficult to get around all the campuses. However, the people i encountered in my classes and in the clubs I joined were very friendly. The size of the univeristy would be a downside due to which I may not pick my school again. I got familiar with everything on all of the campuses towards the middle of my spring semester. Whereas, in most colleges or universities it only takes a few weeks. I feel as if the unique thing about Rutgers University is the diverse variety of families an individual can form on campus. Whether that be in a c,ub, fraternity, sorortiy or regular friend group, Rutgers is a very diverse university overall.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I'm a transfer student, and I'm much happier now.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: too big of a school, too spread out, wish i was on one campus

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Big school, great athletics, fun social atmosphere, and very easy to meet new people. There's a club/organization for nearly anything you can think of or are interested in. Academics are always held at a very high standard and Rutgers challenges you extremely well for your future career

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I absolutely love Rutgers! I love the school spirit, the ability to move from campus to campus to get a different vibe, and all the interesting people I've met so far. I have already made some awesome friends and I'm counting down the days until I can go back and make more memories with them and build new relationships too. I have met so many different kinds of people and I'm confident that I will continue to meet and befriend all types of people as I continue on (which I fully believe I wouldn't be making friends with such a diverse group at a smaller or different kind of school). I love how many options I have at Rutgers and I have really great experiences with staff that I have talked to so far from my work study to financial aid to professors. I am a Scarlet Knight through and through!

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It has not been everything I ever dreamed of and is challenging, but I like it. Also, there are tons of different kinds of people that go to the school which makes it very diverse.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This is the only school I wanted to go to. Its close to home, has a marching band, and a lot of people I knew from high school go here. There was no other choice.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: As an incoming Freshman, I expect to start school on the first week of September. I have attended the Rutgers University Orientation and I must say that it was simply the best. I felt so secure inside the campus. Everyone was so welcoming. They all got me excited about starting college in the fall.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My favorite experience is the amount of time that the professors spend trying to give you a better experience.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great big school with a lot to do

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My school offers support and assistance to make my future a better possibility.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Offers a great dance program for my specific wants/ needs and is also large enough for many possibilities to study other areas/ fields.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far I am really satisfied with my school. The tools needed for my success are out there, I just have to reach for it. Everyone who works there really cares about your success and are always willing to help you. If I could do it all over, I'd choose this route without a doubt.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are so many people at Rutgers which is actually a grand thing. At first i thought it would be an issue but there is a chance to meet so many awesome people. There are also so many classes available because of how big the school is which allows me to take electives that I am truly interested in even if they are rather specific courses. I know that my time at Rutgers will be a very fulfilling experience as there are still things that I have not done yet that i could get into such as clubs.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Rutger's is a big university with many opportunities. It allows you to do things you have never done before while still continuing to enjoy your hobbies. In addition you make a lot of friends from various activities. If I could do it all over again I definitely would.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: My first year at Rutgers provided me with a unique experience. There are SO many opportunities to meet new people and explore your interests, so I'm excited to continue my education there and have more time to get involved. It may sound cliche, but there really is something for everyone at Rutgers.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Rutgers is rather diverse and large, and if that is something you like I highly recommend it. It is Top 70 in the country in almost everything (looking at you, chemistry) and generally is treated as a better school the further you get from New Jersey. There are many resources made available seeing as how it is a large school, and it is about 45 minutes away from NYC.

Rutgers has 5 full size campuses spread across Piscataway and New Brunswick, and therefore requires a rather comprehensive bus system. It will overwhelm you for the first week or two, but you will have it memorized much quicker than you think. Expect to be sardined inside them at times.

The RUScrew is real, expect it. You don't know how or when it will strike, but oh it will.

College Ave nightlife is fairly active if the frats and sororities don't get in trouble with administration, but if you enjoy peace and quiet on your weekend nights stay away from that campus.

Athletics is fairly good, our record this past year in football was surprising seeing as how we entered Big Ten play. We hate Penn Stat(e). Why? I'm not quite sure either but we do so just go with the program.

Rutgers is a good recommend for anyone inside NJ and even outside the state - it has a good atmosphere with plenty of diversity. Don't be stupid and you'll get out with maybe a small scratch from the RUScrew.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: At first, RU feels so enormous, especially to a freshman, and you feel lost in between it all. However, the more friends you make and the more classes you take, you begin to find it getting smaller and smaller in size and you find yourself. I love the vast opportunities available to students in internships and programs of study, and that you could literally be whatever you want. It is intimidating at the same time though, until you are finally certain of your future goals. I definitely want to and encourage all others to partake in as many events and extracurriculars as possible because that is the only way to feel closer to the school and feel more belonging in it. You develop a great sense of RU pride and love for the time spent at the university the more you delve yourself into the fun aspects of it.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Rutgers University is an extraordinary school, it gives you many opportunities to have a diverse social group, network, determine what career path you may want to go into, as well as keeping you aware about things in the world that you may have not ever known, or need a better understanding of. Rutgers University has helped me to be a better advocate for people within the LGBT community through its vast amount of events, and its vast amount of organizations. I believe that everyone should visit Rutgers or at least take a class there for the summer because simply having a small experience having the Rutgers staff as their professors, will help them realize how great Rutgers University really is.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I havent even attended a class yet, however, when i visited the campus it was very pretty and the teachers i met at the time were really cool. Plus I love the diversity.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Rutgers. I joined several clubs and made countless friends as well as expanded my networks vastly through the faculty. I would choose this school again

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: For the School of Engineering at Rutgers, I'd say it is pretty great. There is definitely a diverse population and there is a more deep and cultural feeling at Rutgers. The classes are pretty tough and there is a lot of studying to do but I'd say in the end it is completely worth it.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really like my school. If i had to choose the school again i definitely would.

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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: easy to meet a lot of new people which is great for networking and social life. you can come across a lot of faculty that doesn't care about you, but you're bound to find some that make it all worthwhile


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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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