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Reviews 4203 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus has been a great experience allowing me to really explore all my options and the opportunities that Rutgers has to offer.

2 people found this useful Report
1 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The houses are disgusting and the landlords are monsters.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Administration: The school is not strict.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Scholarships: They take a long time.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Party Scene: It's what kids call, "rachet".

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Campus Food: Compared to other schools, it's not that bad.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Campus Housing: The best dorms are on Livingston campus.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall I am satisfied with the classes here at Rutgers, it's a little overwhelming with how many students in some certain classes, and how some professors don't want that personal relationship with their students, which is a little disappointing. I love the class offers though, a lot of them are really interesting

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school provides a lot of options for jobs/ internships that I am very aware of, but I think the quality of career center services can increase the major and minor fairs, meetings, etc for undergrads who are undeclared

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Since I have been here, there has been very minimal instances of sexual assault on campus. We do have the campus alert that provides us of the crimes going on in our campus. Most of our campus crimes are robberies, BUT I am still glad even though it's rare (as far as i'm aware) the school keeps aware of sexual assault and brings much awareness to our community.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I was really looking forward to rushing for Greek Life, but they have a high GPA requirement, and are very demanding.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Even though we aren't the best athletes compared to other schools, we do have a great fan base and always have a ton of fun going to the varsity games! Recently being apart of Big East 10, it has been a great experience facing well known teams and being a part of the competition.

The school spirit is decent, we do a lot of the activities, but I expected them to be a little more intense, crazy, and fun, but I've learned to love the fun, but appropriate fan manners.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I am not 100% sure because I have not lived off campus yet, but I was forced to look for houses this year because I could not get off campus housing, and since it was so late in the year, it has been really hard to find a safe, affordable, close to campus, appealing place.... it took almost 4 months to find a place, and even though the place is affordable, it has downsides of being on Cook Campus, and the house is a bit run down.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I LOVE the Rutger's off campus dining. Most places deliever until about 3:00-4:00 AM, and there are a couple student discounts offered but very little. We can use our RU expresses for a lot of places though. But growing up in a rural area of New Jersey, coming to NB with so many options from Chipotle, Wendy's to independent/ local places like Hansel and Grittle, Pizza, food trucks, Cookie Rush!

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Overall, I think Rutgers is very lenient and allows us to enjoy our college time, and be independent. There are some ridiculous things they are super strict on that doesn't need to be since we live in a city (Parking), but overall, we receive warnings most of the time, and not do it again.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It's not that the financial aid process was terrible, but my dad recently losing his job, and now he has to take care of another sibing coming to Rutgers, and two other siblings who are significantly younger... It is not that we are not able to afford this university, but it is a lot of hard work from my dad's end to find a new job and be able to afford college for the future siblings when they 're going to college... So any amount of money we can get (which isn't a lot from financial aid) would be helpful

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't go out very often, but when I do go out I can find a number of parties where I have a great time! I love the party atmosphere College Avenue has... I most likely love how active the fast food places stay open and how all of Rutgers goes out to eat, coming out of the bars, houses, etc! it's a ton of fun!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Coming from a different/ smaller school I was highly disappointed with the food. But coming to Rutgers, I found that all of the options, dining hall, food quality I find so much more pleasurable when I eat! I am never worried that I am wasting a meal swipe, because I can always find some place to eat. There has only been a few occasions where the food was below average, and not tasty, but as I said before, this has only happened on a FEW OCCASIONS. I prefer to eat on Livingston, because it has the most options... I also like the meal swipes you can have on Cook/ Douglass, and Livingston with "Rock Café" "Cook Café" "Sbarro" etc. I wish Busch, and College Ave had more places like that, it would be more convenient since I live on college ave.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love my current RA, and the building itself. My only issue is that I am a transfer student to Rutgers University, and I was put in a continuing student dorm, rather than a freshman, or transfer dorm. So it was a little difficult and still is difficult to make friends.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I have not tried to live off campus

3 College Junior

Administration: I feel the school is not strict in the areas in which it should be, such as bus patterns, tuition rates hiking, overall cleanliness and the ease of utilities in the apartments.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: They are not clear in their needs and tuition is way too expensive

1 person found this useful Report
College Junior

Party Scene: I do not attend parties because I work

2 College Junior

Campus Food: The plans are a jip, if you buy too much you do not get a refund/do not have the meals roll over. If you buy a small meal plan it is very expensive to add more meals. Also, the food in the common areas sit around if not eaten.

1 College Junior

Campus Housing: This new policy in which students must have a roommate in order to apply for housing is poor and shows a lack of interest in student need.

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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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