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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: At first, RU feels so enormous, especially to a freshman, and you feel lost in between it all. However, the more friends you make and the more classes you take, you begin to find it getting smaller and smaller in size and you find yourself. I love the vast opportunities available to students in internships and programs of study, and that you could literally be whatever you want. It is intimidating at the same time though, until you are finally certain of your future goals. I definitely want to and encourage all others to partake in as many events and extracurriculars as possible because that is the only way to feel closer to the school and feel more belonging in it. You develop a great sense of RU pride and love for the time spent at the university the more you delve yourself into the fun aspects of it.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Rutgers University is an extraordinary school, it gives you many opportunities to have a diverse social group, network, determine what career path you may want to go into, as well as keeping you aware about things in the world that you may have not ever known, or need a better understanding of. Rutgers University has helped me to be a better advocate for people within the LGBT community through its vast amount of events, and its vast amount of organizations. I believe that everyone should visit Rutgers or at least take a class there for the summer because simply having a small experience having the Rutgers staff as their professors, will help them realize how great Rutgers University really is.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I havent even attended a class yet, however, when i visited the campus it was very pretty and the teachers i met at the time were really cool. Plus I love the diversity.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Rutgers. I joined several clubs and made countless friends as well as expanded my networks vastly through the faculty. I would choose this school again

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: For the School of Engineering at Rutgers, I'd say it is pretty great. There is definitely a diverse population and there is a more deep and cultural feeling at Rutgers. The classes are pretty tough and there is a lot of studying to do but I'd say in the end it is completely worth it.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really like my school. If i had to choose the school again i definitely would.

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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: easy to meet a lot of new people which is great for networking and social life. you can come across a lot of faculty that doesn't care about you, but you're bound to find some that make it all worthwhile

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The football games enhance everyones experiences now that we're in the Big 10.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love my school. It's seriously my home away from home.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I haven't really began school yet, so I'm not really sure. From my campus visits it seems good, very diverse. Can't wait to begin

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I still have to attend Rutgers but I am guaranteed it will be an amazing experience!

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Met a few great people, but felt some of the classes were not necessarily as helpful nor as effective as they could have been. I would choose Rutgers again because I enjoyed many of the classes and professors that I had.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: despite bring new to the school, I already feel welcome and love the large, open environment.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It has been a great experience so far.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I just go to class and then go home and study. The MSA club here is amazing and as a research university with clinical opportunities, I think this is the perfect place for me to be for education

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall, I think it has been great learning experience.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: the college enrollment process was annoying

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I am transferring to Rutgers in the fall, and from my experience so far it looks great. I came from Middlesex County College where I had a good experience. The teachers were extremely helpful, knowledge and cared for their students. I enjoyed the small class sizes but wished I was at a nicer and larger campus.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Coming to Rutgers has been one of the best decisions of my life. Since it's such a large school, the opportunities are endless. Anyone who is willing to go for things at RU can succeed beyond what they imagined. The variety of classes, activities, research, and more is incredible. And because of the intimacy of the programs, it's easy to find a niche for yourself, even if it seems daunting at first.

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5 College Student

Overall Experience: Although it was not my first choice, I love my school and everything it offers.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Orientation alone went beyond my expectations

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school is full of opportunities for literally anyone you just gotta work hard and put yourself out there.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Rutgers University provides a safe environment for students to discover themselves. The myriad of clubs/events/classes available exceeds the exceptions of any high school graduate. I understood the abundance of choices I had at this school because of the research I had done. But, it is different when you step foot on campus and all of these choices are available at your choosing. Each campus on New Brunswick is filled with diverse student bodies that welcome all new comers. The academics at Rutgers surpass that of what any student received at high school. Honestly, there is a college for everyone out there. This school may not be for you. But, I was very fourtunate to attend my dream school that happened to be a perfect fit for me.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: My school experience is great so far because I have the right guidance.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great school, but it's hard to be social and make friends with people you have almost nothing in common with.

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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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