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Reviews 3973 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am very happy with the education I am receiving here.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: While it's nice that there are different mini campuses that make up Rutgers, at times it makes school feel too separated.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: overall pretty good experience; some very good teachers; lot of opportunities ; great diversity

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My school offers several different classes for numerous types of majors and interests. Academically very resourceful and also has over 400 different clubs to accommodate all that attend.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Rutgers has opened my eyes to so many different people and possibilities. I've made great friends and taken so many interesting courses with smart professors. The only reason I can't appreciate it as much because I chose it after getting rejected many other schools, but I wish I had looked into it beforehand and not as a last resort.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am very happy with my college choice. I enjoy the large size and have enjoyed my classes so far. There are a lot of ways to get involved on campus too.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I am inspired by the diversity that Rutgers has to offer. Moreover, the faculty at Bloustein School is amazing.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school is big so there are so many opportunities

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love how diverse Rutgers is, how many programs they offer for almost every aspect of life from ethnic clubs to art programs to seeing-eye dog clubs. They have a wide range of classes with interesting topics and a lot of the professors are amazing. The school may be large but they simultaneously help you get alone time (or find people who share your views) and embrace the school's size. I only wish it cost less or provided more financial aid.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I attend Rutgers University and I love it here! I have meet a lot of great classmates, professors, and mentors.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Because I am only going into my second year of college at Rutgers University, I cannot say that I have fully experienced everything that my college has to offer. I very much enjoyed different events that my school had held throughout the school year. Such events include football games, job fairs, and before finals "de-stressers". My favorite experience was going to all the different events that they had before finals. They had things like yoga, study hours at the library and food distributed at the library incase you were there for hours. I had once attended a yoga event after study all day and received free massages, free henna and even won a raffle.

I believe that my school is unique because of the diversity that it attains. There are so many different kinds of people and cultures that surround you while walking through the campus. Because of this diversity there are also a lot of different clubs, groups and organizations that you can join and meet a lot of different people.

I would not want to leave my school because everything that I need and want I can find there. If i need help with anything concerning my grades, academics or major, I know that there is some one there at Rutgers more than willing to help me.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I'm not a fan of how large class sizes are because you feel like you're just a number. However, the opportunities given are impeccable as is the education system.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Rutgers has a diverse and welcoming community

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think it is very important to consider living on campus during the first year. I feel as though I missed out on a vital part of the college experience by choosing to live at home. However, I love the big size of the school as I feel like I have plenty of opportunities to meet new people, try new things, and learn about a lot of different stuff.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Rutgers became a new home to me shortly after I moved in last fall. Campus is diverse and spirited, and everyone is open and polite. It is easy to challenge yourself here, which is something I am happy to do. There is a quality learning environment and friends who are happy to study with you as well.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Too much funding going towards sports, this is a university after all. If it advertises itself as a state school then it should lower tuition rates a great deal in order to keep students coming in and not appear elitist.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is okay. I personally have never ventured into it because I like on-campus housing, but I have heard there are many options with varying distances from classes and the bus stops.

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: Nightlife is great at Rutgers. There's plenty of bars to explore, Greek parties, off-campus parties, you name it.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The best thing about the off-campus dining is that there are so many options and restaurants available to cater to every taste. The downside is that they are very expensive- catered more to the general public than the student population and in a more unsafe part of town.

4 College Junior

Administration: The campus safety is great, especially within the on campus dorms and apartments. I feel safe in my building and there's plenty of options to report suspicious activity or any concerns.

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: It's ordinary college dining hall food- nothing special, nothing less

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: I got all of the financial aid that I deserved but nothing more. Despite multiple appeals, I did not receive the need based financial aid that I desperately needed.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Rutgers is a huge school and with a big state school comes a bunch of amenities. Although most of the buildings are not first class, they are definitely good enough and have all the basic essentials that college students need. What is really great about Rutgers is the campus atmosphere. An example is Livingston campus where there is a froyo place, Chinese, Starbucks, and movie theater right next to each other in a plaza strip design.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The frat houses are extremely small and cramped while students try to get into absurd ratio parties. Ratios vary from 3:1 to 10:1.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The housing is extremely modern. However, due to the excess of students trying to find off-campus housing, the prices of the places just keep going up. As a result, the affordability and landlords get extremely picky.

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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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