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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty big here and there are parties and events nearly every week. There are some that completely oppose Greek life but most non-Greek students are indifferent. The fraternity and sorority houses are in good condition and hold a lot of space for Greeks to live in and host events.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Rutgers has one of the best crowds at any game, football games in particular, and they are wild to go to. Many other sports are available although not all of them have the greatest team. The athletic facilities are very well equipped and there is one on each campus allowing athletes and many non-athletes to make use of them.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: On campus housing is generally much cheaper than off campus but many students still live off campus due to the lottery system. If the price and location are good it is definitely worth the money, but if none are available you may get stuck with something overpriced and completely out of the way.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Parties can be found almost anywhere on College Ave. Usually the best ones are hosted by Greek life especially during recruitment and special events, although all Greek life did get shut down this year for irresponsible behavior and alcohol poisoning.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are many different off-campus dining options in New Brunswick. The variety can range from Caribbean to Italian to Middle Eastern and they can be convenient if you live in the city. Notable places include Hansel n' Griddle, Mamoun's, Hong Kong Kitchen, and Korean Barbecue and Grill.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: Rutgers has a pretty straightforward policy, you are allowed to party but if it gets too loud or someone makes a scene (disrespecting an RA, harassing police, etc..), there will be write ups. Also parking is a huge issue, you must have a parking pass when parking on campus or RUPD will find you and give you a ticket.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial aid may take a while but other than that, if there are any problems a visit to the student accounting office will most likely solve it.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The dining options aren't terrible. Each dining hall has its own variety of food and is usually changed every day while other options such as Woody's or Sbarro's are also viable. The only downside is having a meal plan can be expensive especially if it is required based on your living situation.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus was one of the best experiences I've had in college. The atmosphere is completely different from high school and most students living on campus are more social than those living off campus. The housing process for my school was terrible though as it uses a lottery system and there is not enough housing to accommodate all 30,000 students.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Love the club softball fields as well as the football stadium. Everything is kept up and maintained nicely along with the gyms on all campuses.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have not lived in off campus housing as of yet so I can not give a review on off campus housing.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Love the off campus dining but I feel like there aren't enough healthy reasonably priced places to eat around Rutgers.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't go to parties, I mainly stay in and hang out with my friends rather than go out.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Find that a lot of illegal activity occurs in the dorms and on campus that is not taken seriously.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received a scholarship and some financial aid. Seemed to be quiet easy to obtain.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Best places to eat are the Busch and Livingston dining halls because of the quality and variety of the food. Brower is known for undercooked food as well as bugs and other gross things in the dining hall.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I hate the fact that most housing does not have air conditioning while the honors housing and the special learning communities do. I find that the social atmosphere in the dorms is wonderful.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Most football games take place in the fall but there are a few pre-season games in the spring. Good ticket prices though and the pre-season is free

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live on campus so I can't really say much but from what I have heard, off campus housing is not bad at all and a good number of rutgers students use that option.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Chapati House at College Ave. Hansel and Greddel at Easton Avenue..They have great food

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: I haven't been to a real party yet . It is important to be very careful at parties.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The menu is good especially as it is varied frequently. The meaks are cooked well and many people agree that Neilson Dining Hall id the best or second best on campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is interesting because you get to meet people a lot especially when you attend events or eat at the dining hall. The people are generally friendly .

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is such a scam! Rockoff Hall charges $1000 per person to sleep in the same room. Its absurd. Other apartments charge an absurd amount per person utilities not included nor furniture. Rockoff might be the best option but the landlords are very sketchy and give off a con artist vibe. I do not trust them, not at all.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining is amazing. Grease trucks although they aren't the healthiest option provide delivery until four in the morning which is great when you just had a long night out or even in and are craving a fat sandwich. Garlanda's and Giovanelli's offer the best pizza in town for a reasonable price. Other places are very college budget friendly. There are many options and most deliver.

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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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