Rutgers University

4,966 reviews
  1. New Brunswick, NJ
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C
Rutgers University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
Address
83 Somerset St
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Rutgers University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
60%
SAT Range
1090-1340
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$15,917/ 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
    $11,953/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,073/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,537/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,822/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,086/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.222 responses
43%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.228 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.227 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
32,411Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 111 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    35%
  • Diverse and Open Minded
    19%
  • Open Minded
    16%
  • Determined
    14%
  • OK
    10%
  • Smart
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.338 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.419 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 96 responses
Report
  • Diversity
    45%
  • Opportunity
    28%
  • Diversity and opportunity
    20%
  • Big and diverse, but also feels small and lonely
    3%
  • Difficult
    3%
  • Best in class
    1%

After Rutgers University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.108 responses

Reviews

4,966 reviews
  • Excellent
    677
  • Very Good
    1744
  • Average
    2078
  • Poor
    273
  • Terrible
    114
I absolutely love Rutgers! The academics really push you and make you want to achieve at a high level. The classroom sizes are pretty small for an incredibly large school like Rutgers, depending on the major. I think Rutgers really creates an usable and highly-prepared work force for all subject matters. This school is worth considering.
  • Junior
  • 1 day ago
Let me begin by saying that I LOVE my school. Rutgers New Brunswick is the best college there is. I'm not biased because it's my school, I'm simply telling the truth. My experience at Rutgers so far has been phenomenal. I have met so many people from different backgrounds, have networked with so many companies, have gained so much knowledge, it is simply amazing. I am so proud to attend Rutgers because my school being amazing is an understatement. I have made so many wonderful memories thus far.
  • Junior
  • 16 days ago
Rutgers is an excellent school, but in comparison to other schools the administrative organization is awful. Most administrators do not want to help you at all and everyone wants to just pass you on to someone else. Professors are only interested in their own research and don't help you with your own/outside research. The professors are excellent, but the school makes them worry about research because if they don't submit a certain amount of papers they won't keep their jobs. Classes here are harder than they are at much higher ranked schools.
  • Junior
  • 16 days ago