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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I honestly can say I go to a great school with a very unique and diverse campus.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Rutgers is everywhere and most people I meet in the field praise the school and the program. I feel very confident coming out with a Rutgers degree.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The education is amazing as well as the opportunity it can bring me. I went to Rutgers for my undergrad and continued onto my masters there because it has such a great reputation. There was no other choice for me. There social work program is the best so I wanted the best chance I could get coming out of school. I know that I'm in good hands there.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Most of the professors I've had at Rutgers so far seemed to really love their jobs, and to really enjoy teaching the subject they were passionate about to the equally passionate younger generation. Though I also had professors that were less than satisfactory in their teaching abilities or enthusiasm, the overwhelming majority of professors at Rutgers truly make everyone feel safe, welcome, and ready to learn. With the help of these professors, the diverse array of courses offered become immersive and intriguing, with even the most mundane of topics turned into entirely new worlds for students. Though big lectures can be daunting, professors embrace the size of the classes and use it for constant professor-class interactivity, and power through lessons that seem to last only seconds. The professors at Rutgers as well as the courses themselves are top-notch.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Because everyone knows the name "Rutgers," I am confident in knowing that I have a leg to stand on with my degree. Recruiting is an everyday occurrence on campus, and internships are abundant. Career services is helpful in starting the journey towards figuring out what jobs can be gotten from the skills people already have or the degrees they are to soon obtain, and they always perform their services with a smile. Because the sense of family at Rutgers is so strong, alumni will do anything for each other, so favors can be called in later on in careers. I'm certain that Rutgers is setting me up with the tools I need to become successful in the workplace once I graduate.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: A lot of people think of Rutgers as a dangerous campus, but I've personally never felt victimized or attacked. As a girl, walking around campus doesn't feel alarming or life-threatening, and I feel safe knowing how and where to get help if an incident ever did occur. Rutgers safety services give out small cards with the numbers of every public safety officials in the immediate area, which I carry in my wallet just in case. There were a number of videos we were all required to watch as incoming freshmen, which included what to do in the event of sexual assaults or other emergencies. I feel confident knowing that myself and others can take action if and when it is needed to prevent and recover from personal safety incidents.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus was an important decision for me because I love about an hour and a half away. I chose to live in some of the newest dorms, BEST, to maximize my comfort at school. I'd say that BEST are some of the most comfortable and spacious dorms I've seen. In most dorms, everyone is in each other's way, in the hallways and in the public bathrooms and even in the lobbies. In BEST, people keep to themselves and there is almost no occasion to complain about a single thing in the buildings. The housing process is not the greatest; I just fixed a mixup that placed me in another person's room entirely, separating my original roommate and I. Because the newer dorms are more luxurious, they come at a much higher cost. My room and board right now is more than my tuition is. However, I'm willing to pay it because of the privacy and space it provides me. I'd definitely recommend living on campus for at least a year to anyone attending Rutgers, to get the full college experience.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are a lot of fraternity houses all around campus, constantly advertising for their frats and blasting loud music through huge speakers into the streets. Greek life is a big deal for a lot of people, but for those who don't actively participate it's just another facet in the vast array of Rutgers life. Fraternities and sororities are almost always secretive, and the only time their presence is made known to the rest of the student body is during fundraisers or when they're advertising for new possible members to rush their fraternity or sorority. Greek housing mostly consists of a bunch of smallish houses on one street all bunched up together, with big fading Greek letters hung up on the front and almost no yard to speak of. Most non-Greeks don't pay attention to Greek life at all, and it's hardly ever brought up between members and non-members. It's widely accepted at Rutgers that if you don't want to do something, you don't have to.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: At Rutgers, sports are a huge part of the framework of the school. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights, whether playing with a football or a soccer ball, are always looked upon with respect by members of the faculty and other students. Because we are not so completely sports-oriented as other schools, it allows for other activities to shine through and get noticed by students. Our school spirit is always high, and you can see it from the attire on students to the giant scarlet "R"'s dotting the campus. At every game, a plethora of supporters can always be counted on in the stands, which are always state-of-the-art. Though team performance is not as heavily weighed as team effort, we take pride in all activities and do our best no matter what the odds. At the end of every game, the crowd always shouts Rutgers's signature cheer with pride in their hearts, and to us, that's as good as any win.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My school is enormous, making anonymity a real possibility in big lectures, however professors really make it their goal to try and reach out to every single student and make it more personal. There are opportunities around every corner in terms of clubs, fraternities, and activities to get involved in, and there's always someone you can stop to ask for help if you need it. As a freshman, I never experienced any exclusion or rudeness from upperclassmen, and I really felt respected on campus. Along with the people and professors being open and caring, the campus itself is beautiful. It is obviously well kept and little bits of botany speck the grounds everywhere you look, adding beauty and floral diversity to the view. If I could do it all over again, I would chose my school, Rutgers, a hundred times over just to be a part of the 250-year legacy all over again.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: What makes Rutgers unique is its diversity. Throughout campus one comes across others of different ethnicities and backgrounds as well as people with similar interests and culture. The overall experience has been great because I've met people who I wouldn't have met otherwise.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I absolutely love the experience that Rutgers gives to me.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I struggle with depression and anxiety and was very anxious about taking a step into a world of people, especially since my depression and anxiety got worse soon before entering college. However, there were many oppertunies to meet great people and i found my own support system at Rutgers. Where i couldn't see myself living past the age of 18 before now I'm expecting the next day to come which is a big improvement.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Fun but you have to work hard!

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: It is difficult to be heard to by academic counselors.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Some are good, some not so much, most are helpful nonetheless.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I really enjoy the diversity and wide range of classes but I dislike the core curriculum.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I would definitely choose Rutgers again if I could go back. It's full of so many amazing opportunities and there are so many different kinds of people to meet.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My first year at college was wonderful, filled with challenges and opportunities.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Carrer services are not tremendously helpful but if you're willing to put in some work you can find what you need

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: overall, there are pleanty of ways to stay safe, but monsters are monsters and they will always exist.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Chabad dorms on campus are the best! convenient location and well priced.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I do not know much about it. I never looked into joining

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our football team isn't great but the resources around campus makes playing an sport possible.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Rutgers helps you attain your goals through its many options and opportunities

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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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