Rutgers University

5,042 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
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  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 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.347 responses
39%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.356 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.355 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 222 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    27%
  • Diverse and Open Minded
    20%
  • Open Minded
    16%
  • Determined
    14%
  • Smart
    9%
  • OK
    6%
  • Party obsessed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.445 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.529 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 246 responses
Report
  • Diversity
    36%
  • Diversity and opportunity
    27%
  • Opportunity
    16%
  • Big and diverse, but also feels small and lonely
    7%
  • Uniquely diverse and large
    6%
  • A school excellent in diversity and education.
    5%
  • Difficult
    2%

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%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.260 responses

Reviews

5,042 reviews
  • Excellent
    700
  • Very Good
    1831
  • Average
    2124
  • Poor
    273
  • Terrible
    114
I am a current freshman at Rutgers New Brunswick, but even though it is my first year being a full time student I practically lived at Rutgers for the past 4 years. Since my freshman year I was blessed to be part of different summer programs at Rutgers. I also was able to take expository writing along with basic comp the last year of high school. My teacher was amazing! I loved almost every single teachers I've had here at Rutgers. You feel like you are surrounded by family. The environment of family is not only found within the staff to students but within students. I have made tons of friends who are one of a kind. The people here at Rutgers are extremely friendly. The more you get involved and you look for clubs the smaller the schools seems.
  • Freshman
  • 16 days ago
Rutgers is one of the most diverse schools in the country. Diversity is one of the things we're best known for! Not only do I have friends from many different backgrounds, but I have friends who have come from around the world. Rutgers also does a lot to honor it's diversity, and students in particular are very involved in this. There are multiple student orgs for different ethnicities and religions, and many different ways to get involved in political clubs as well. The administration hasn't quite caught up to the students in terms of diversity, but we're definitely making progress!
  • College Senior
  • 7 months ago
I transferred to Rutgers University after attending the University of Delaware for two years because of tuition. Rutgers has a fair tuition for in-state students. At Rutgers, I found a major that suits me best: Health Administration. Learning the content in my classes are so much easier because I'm so interested in them. Specifically in my major, we have teachers that work in the real world; I've had the CEO, COO, and CFO as teachers in my classes. They share their experiences and real life examples, which is very helpful! In all honesty, I would not have left the University of Delaware if I did not have to. I was happy as a Dietetics major there. However, I made the best of it and Rutgers will set me up for a future, too!
  • College Senior
  • 5 months ago