Rutgers University

5,015 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

5,015 reviews
  • Excellent
    692
  • Very Good
    1818
  • Average
    2118
  • Poor
    273
  • Terrible
    114
Okay well what's the first thing you think of when you think about Rutgers? I bet you said football. Well, you're not wrong. Since Rutgers addition to the big ten, football has been the end-all-be-all for the university. Funding is thrown in thier direction yet the problems and poor record remains.

Other then that, there are tons of teams that do not recieve as much attention that carry the name of Rutgers. Woman's soccer, basketball, lacrosse, alongside men's basketball and lacrosse are great and talented. Even when moving to club sports, Rutgers students have an assorted amount of teams to join from soccer to ultimate frisbee to salsa. The list is long and impressive. But even when a student wants more of a fun and easy-going atmosphere, Rutgers offers a variety of intramural sports from soccer to flag football. You'll never be at a loss for sports!
  • College Sophomore
  • 11 months 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
  • 6 months ago
I am a Freshman in Rutgers University and I love my school. First of all, it is very big and many people don't like the fact that it is big, but I like it because it never gets boring here. And because this college is huge, it contains people from all over the world. Different cultures, languages, values and perspectives are shared everyday among students and this is a great way to learn the positive factors in each culture. I would definitely choose my school again if I was given the chance, because Rutgers is not only academically challenging students to strive forward, but it is also challenging student to achieve personal goals, be involved in different events, socialize with different cultures and enjoy college life to the fullest. I lived in Senegal, West Africa all my life and coming to America was totally new for me, but Rutgers definitely helped me get involved and adjusted and I feel like I'm at home. Rutgers is the best!
  • College Freshman
  • Nov 12 2015