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
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 absolutely love Rutgers University. Originally it was not my number 1 choice but after attending there for an entire year I have fully realized that I made the right decision. Rutgers has provided me with an amazing education thus far as well as many opportunities already. From an academic perspective it has given me all I could ever ask for, and due to its amazing locations between New York and Philadelphia I have already been presented with awesome summer job opportunities as a freshman! Not only academically has it helped me buy also socially. With it being such a large school I have made a vast amount of friends with all very different backgrounds. Rutgers is one of the most diverse schools in the country and that can be seen in my friend group. We all come from very different backgrounds and that makes us all who we are. Rutgers allowed me to meet amazing people and make some amazing memories with them in such a short amount of time and there are many more to come. If I had to do this process all over again the only thing I would do is apply to Rutgers earlier and commit earlier. Other than that I have absolutely no regrets and I look forward to my next three years at Rutgers.
  • College Sophomore
  • 6 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
  • 4 months ago