Some prospective students are scared at first about coming to a university that seems so tremendous. It is large, that’s for certain. There are five campuses—Busch, Livingston, College Avenue, Douglass, and Cook. They all have a different atmosphere, as well as college focuses, so it is extremely important to visit RU and take a university tour and figure out what campus fits you. Rutgers will automatically seem tinier once you enroll in a certain school. You’ll end up having that small college experience, while at the same time being a part of an enormous university. However, since Rutgers is a large university, you have to take certain precautions so you don’t get lost in the shuffle. It is of utmost necessity to see your college dean or adviser before you schedule classes.
At Rutgers, most students won’t take classes unless the professor is rated highly on www.ratemyprofessor.com. Since Rutgers is part of the Association of American Universities (AAU), the majority of professors are active researchers in their field. Professors never seem bored with their material—they are actively researching it after your hour-and-20-minute period is over. With over 1,000 courses to take each semester, Rutgers really has enough to offer any confused freshman that has no idea what to do with his or her life. You’re free at Rutgers to make the most of your college experience. You can come in thinking you want to be a bio major, and then switch it to performing arts.