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Reviews 4817 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's just a great learning institutions.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Its ok unless you are an upperclassmen

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The football games are very fun to attend, the soccer games are very fun as well

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I like the aspect that it is a big school and it is diverse, i came from a small school so i like seeing new people

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Class sizes are very big and it gets intense to compete for the professor's attention. There is a large variety of courses offered and many professors are great, however, others are not as good.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The university does its very best to assist students in all areas of career services and for this reason many students make connections and find jobs easily.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are many crime alerts and living on the main campus, it is vital to always walk in a group at night and stay on streets that are populated.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in one of the oldest dorms on campus and it was very small compared to my friends dorms. If you are social dorms are the place for you, but if you are not then it is not worth it.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: the school spirit is insane! The amount of support that our varsity sports get is great and as a school we love getting together and representing.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My school is very diverse and the amount of things to get involved in are tremendous.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: There are some classes that'll have 300 students and others that'll have 25. It all depends on your major and where you're at along your college career. Some professors are really there for the students and really want their students to succeed. Others, not so much. Use before choosing classes.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Being on campus is pretty safe. Take caution when walking off campus alone at night.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I have many friends that have found full-time positions in their field of study less than 6 months after graduation. Take advantage of career advisers editing your resume and use careerknight to look for jobs.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Some living facilities are better than others. The new apartments are much better than the old dorms built in the 60s.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Football is HUGE! The other sports are alright. The student section is fun at football games.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Personally this school is too big for me but there is always opportunities. You just have to go out and find them yourselves and make sure you talk to everyone you come across.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I absolutely love my university, but I don't love everyone that attends the university. While we aim to be accepting and open-minded, there are still a lot of people with close-minded attitudes that spew hatred. Overall though, if you ignore those few people, it is an amazing place.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: It is difficult to meet people with such a large student body and campus, but I have enjoyed my time so far!

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4 College Student

Overall Experience: I'm in the pharmacy school which Rutgers has a pretty good program for.

3 College Student

Health & Safety: As long as you don't walk on campus alone at night, there is no problem.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Student

Campus Housing: Some places are bad like Davidson Hall on Busch, but some places are amazing like Best Hall at Busch.

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3 College Student

Greek Life: It does not matter if you are in Greek life or not, you will make friends.

3 College Student

Athletics: Now that we're a Big 10 school, we put too much funding into athletics for such mediocre teams and team management.

3 College Student

Overall Experience: Most teachers are very passionate about their field and are very knowledgeable but are not the best educators.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Easy to talk to, intelligent, caring, respectful


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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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