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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: This school is big, so there's something for everyone.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I usually find someone attractive every time I get on the bus. There's good-looking guys and good-looking girls at this school, and there's good-looking people from every race and religion, so it gives you diverse options too.

I'm not actively dating or really looking, but most of the guys that I have met at Rutgers are very funny and fun-loving, and being in Mason Gross, they are very creative and talented too.

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Rutgers is a very diverse university. Everyone is accepting and social life is fantastic.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: It's a pretty diverse mix of people in terms of looks. You have the unbelievably attractive to the...opposite.

2 College Junior

Guys & Girls: I don't seem to see nor find the type of men that I'm interested on campus. They are some attractive guys and they dress normally (casual).

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If you come to Rutgers with a "type," chances are, you will be able to find 300 guys or girls to satisfy it. It is definitely not hard to meet people at Rutgers. Douglass alone is a campus of only girls. Although love isn't always lingering in the air, it seems as though Rutgers students are happy. Students can meet people in organizations or clubs, as well as residence halls and student employment. Or you can live life on the wild side and venture to the infamous Frat Row where students from all the campuses direct themselves from Thursday to Saturday nights. With the help of cheap beer and strong jungle juice, if a student wants to find someone, he or she will. The parties are always free and hosted by the fraternity. Parties last all year, even in the winter when students bear the cold and snow for the sake of possibly meeting someone.

Once the weather gets warmer, students become more dreamy-eyed and hand holding on campus becomes common. Attire becomes more scandalous, as alas, tank tops and shorts circulate into girls' wardrobes. Hard muscular bodies that guys worked on all winter are paraded in wife-beater tank tops that they seem to wear to class, as well as weekend parties. Attractive students are definitely seen on campus-since there are so many students, the cute ones stick out in the crowds.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
49%
Male Undergrads
51%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
All barrier methods are available, and condoms are sold at a discounted price. Birth control can be filled with a prescription from your private gynecologist or after a gynecological check up from a Rutgers gynecologist.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Off-campus house parties
  2. Sonny Werblin Recreation Center
  3. Geology 101
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Frat Row
  2. Off-campus parties
  3. Passion Puddle
  4. The Kissing Bridge, aka the Shaking
  5. Platinum Club
Social Scene
It seems as though students at RU are always hooking up with someone. It is not extremely difficult to date on campus-people have even met their boyfriends or girlfriends riding the Rutgers buses. Everyday, males and females squish onto the red buses to make it to their classes on time. Since there's hardly any breathing room, it's easy to get to know somebody really quickly, especially when body parts are pressed up against each other. Other ways of meeting partners are in residence halls. Floor romances often occur because in many halls, male and female rooms are placed side by side. True love forms when you bump into your crush on the floor sleepy-eyed at 7 a.m. However, students agree that the safest way for students to form relationships at RU is to meet people with similar interests. This is easily done by joining one of the 500 clubs and organizations on campus. If you're after a one-night stand, hang around Frat Row on Thursday through Saturday nights.
Hookups or Relationships?
There are a number of people in relationships and a number of people who are single. Some people come to Rutgers with their high school sweetheart, which sometimes lasts and other times doesn't. Many people are into hooking up, while many others are interested in serious relationships. Generally, most upperclassmen are looking for serious relationships, and freshmen and sophomores want to experiment. Regardless though, this is just a generalization, and this rule doesn't apply to everyone.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
There are so many places around campus to meet people. Whether you are on the bus from College Avenue to Douglass or eating in the Busch Dining Hall, there's always someone to chat with. Many people form bonds with others at parties, classes, or in the dorms. Also, going to an activity that interests you probably will attract others that are similar to you. Some males tend to sign up for women's studies classes, where they are bound to meet girls, who are overwhelmingly present in the classes. Student centers are also a great place to start talking to someone if you are waiting in line to get food.
Dress Code
Since there are more than 25,000 undergraduates at Rutgers, students' attire choices vary. Some people go to class in sweats, while others spend hours fixing their wardrobes before going out. It's really all about preference. On the College Avenue Campus, you see mostly preppy people walking around wearing Hollister and Abercrombie and Fitch. Labels such as Sean John and Rocawear are popular on the Livingston campus. On Douglass, girls are walking around in skirts, usually a very bohemian look. On Cook, you see people wearing button-down shirts. On Busch, you see boys walking around in shirts from Target and girls wearing jeans from the Gap. Ultimately though, these are just stereotypes and you could definitely find someone, who lives on Cook, wearing Sean John on College Avenue.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 167 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 166 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 177 responses

  • 22% None
  • 20% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 17% Casual dating at your school
  • 10% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 9% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 9% Long-distance relationship
  • 5% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 4% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 3% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 3% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 49 responses

  • 26% Club/Volunteer activities
  • 24% Off-campus house parties
  • 22% Friends of friends
  • 8% Library
  • 7% Sonny Werblin Recreation Center
  • 7% On the bus
  • 4% Kickbacks
  • 2% Geology 101
  • 2% In class

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 61 responses

  • 43% Diverse
  • 20% Determined
  • 16% Open Minded
  • 13% OK
  • 5% Diverse and Open Minded
  • 3% Smart

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 63 responses

  • 33% Be social
  • 28% Get Involved
  • 21% Meet people in your dorm
  • 10% Be open minded
  • 8% Go to class

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 61 responses

  • 49% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 51% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 0% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 0% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 178 responses

  • 53% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 41% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 3% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 2% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.

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