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Rutgers University - New Brunswick Overview

Rutgers University - New Brunswick is a public institution located in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The location of Rutgers New Brunswick is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Rutgers University - New Brunswick Known For?

8,760 Undergraduate Awards
$39,216 Avg Cost After Aid
58% Acceptance Rate
  • The 4% student loan default rate at Rutgers New Brunswick is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at Rutgers New Brunswick is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 55% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Rutgers New Brunswick with a bachelor's degree make about $57,900 a year. That's 42% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick Rankings

Rutgers New Brunswick is ranked #306 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. Rutgers New Brunswick also holds the #8 spot on the Best Colleges in New Jersey ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Rutgers New Brunswick has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#12 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#58 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Rutgers New Brunswick.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Ceramic Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Library Science Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Dance Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Public Health Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Health Sciences & Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Physical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#58 Best Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Rutgers New Brunswick has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Colleges for Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science College Factual
#9 Best Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service College Factual
#16 Best Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts College Factual
#21 Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences College Factual
#25 Best Colleges for Health Professions College Factual
#87 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search

Where Is Rutgers University - New Brunswick?

Location of Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Contact details for Rutgers New Brunswick are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 83 Somerset St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1281
Phone: 848-445-4636
Website: https://newbrunswick.rutgers.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Brunswick-Newark-and-Camden/Rutgers-University/172636137574?utm_source=flag_footer&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=flag_footer
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RutgersU

How Do I Get Into Rutgers New Brunswick?

You can apply to Rutgers New Brunswick online at: https://admissions.rutgers.edu/apply-rutgers

Admission Requirements for Rutgers New Brunswick

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Rutgers New Brunswick?

58% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
81% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Rutgers New Brunswick is 58%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 58%, and the acceptance rate for women is 58%.

Average Test Scores

About 81% of students accepted to Rutgers New Brunswick submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 680. Math scores were between 600 and 720.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Rutgers University - New Brunswick  ( 590 to 680 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Rutgers University - New Brunswick  ( 600 to 720 )
200
800
Rutgers New Brunswick received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

Can I Afford Rutgers University - New Brunswick?

$39,216 Net Price
50% Take Out Loans
3.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Rutgers New Brunswick is $39,216. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Rutgers New Brunswick, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $8,635 a year. That adds up to $34,540 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Rutgers New Brunswick is 3.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Rutgers University - New Brunswick Undergraduate Student Diversity

34,285 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 36,158 undergraduate students at Rutgers New Brunswick, with 34,285 being full-time and 1,873 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Rutgers New Brunswick

There are also 14,015 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 34,285 full-time undergraduates at Rutgers New Brunswick, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Rutgers New Brunswick

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Rutgers University - New Brunswick students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Rutgers New Brunswick Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 10,102
Black or African American 2,135
Hispanic or Latino 4,341
White 12,232
International Students 3,490
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,985

Geographic Diversity

New Jersey students aren't the only ones who study at Rutgers University - New Brunswick. At this time, 35 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 118 countries are represented at Rutgers New Brunswick. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Rutgers University - New Brunswick

2,501 Took All Classes Online
12,869 Took At Least One Class Online
9.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 9 bachelor’s degree and 19 master’s degree programs available online at Rutgers New Brunswick. In 2017-2018, 12,869 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Rutgers New Brunswick has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the most popular in New Jersey for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Rutgers New Brunswick

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Rutgers University - New Brunswick was 9.4%. This is the #1,371 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Rutgers New Brunswick regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Rutgers New Brunswick majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 2%
Business, Management & Marketing 0%
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 25%
Computer & Information Sciences 15%
Computer Information Systems 23%
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 12%
Education 1%
Engineering 2%
Health Professions 5%
Health Sciences & Services 2%
Library & Information Science 33%
Library Science 33%
Medical Illustration & Informatics 45%
Music 8%
Nursing 13%
Public Health 14%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 4%
Visual & Performing Arts 7%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Rutgers New Brunswick ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Rutgers New Brunswick.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Biomedical Engineering #10
Chemical Engineering #10
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences #12
Music #13
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services #14
Romance Languages #14
Medical Illustration & Informatics #18
Library & Information Science #23
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #25
Political Science & Government #27
Library Science #29
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #30
Health Sciences & Services #34
Social Work #41
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #44
Allied Health Professions #50
Public Health #52
Visual & Performing Arts #53
Engineering #67
Human Resource Management #72
General Psychology #91
Computer Information Systems #92
Social Sciences #105
Teacher Education Subject Specific #112
Public Administration & Social Service #122
Psychology #127
Teacher Education Grade Specific #153
Health & Medical Administrative Services #179
Computer & Information Sciences #206
Criminal Justice & Corrections #222
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #252
Nursing #294
Education #376
Business Administration & Management #459
Health Professions #486

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Rutgers University - New Brunswick Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Social Work 0 0 75 0 674 22 771
General Biology 0 0 409 0 276 19 704
Human Resource Management 0 0 537 0 142 3 682
Computer Information Systems 0 0 481 0 138 17 636
General Psychology 0 0 495 0 47 32 574
Public Health 0 0 374 17 138 17 546
Nursing 0 0 362 3 32 139 536
Information Science 0 0 352 0 63 0 415
Electrical Engineering 0 0 248 0 98 21 367
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 362 0 0 0 362
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 358 0 0 0 358
Health & Physical Education 0 0 325 0 30 1 356
Economics 0 0 344 0 4 6 354
Medicine 0 0 0 0 0 347 347
Business Administration & Management 0 0 280 0 0 0 280
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 203 0 37 13 253
Political Science & Government 0 0 217 0 27 8 252
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 0 26 214 240
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 224 0 0 0 224
Library & Information Science 0 0 0 0 163 13 176
Mathematics 0 0 119 0 43 13 175
Journalism 0 0 170 0 0 0 170
Statistics 0 0 50 0 111 7 168
General English Literature 0 0 146 0 12 8 166
Chemical Engineering 0 0 83 0 59 12 154
Accounting 0 0 150 0 0 0 150
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 133 5 2 5 145
History 0 0 122 0 7 10 139
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 100 0 31 7 138
Civil Engineering 0 0 90 0 32 11 133
Marketing 0 0 127 0 0 0 127
Dentistry 0 0 0 0 0 122 122
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0 114 3 117
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 6 2 12 0 29 65 114
Music 0 0 56 0 34 23 113
Animal Science 0 0 106 0 1 1 108
Industrial Engineering 0 0 54 0 46 6 106
Allied Health Professions 0 7 44 0 48 0 99
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 96 0 0 0 96
Nutrition Science 0 0 81 0 5 4 90
Physics 0 0 59 0 17 10 86
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 57 0 20 7 84
Chemistry 0 0 57 0 8 17 82
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 69 0 3 2 74
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 0 68 5 73
Sustainability Science 0 0 0 0 70 0 70
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 63 0 0 4 67
Special Education 0 0 0 0 64 0 64
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 0 59 3 62
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 38 0 11 5 54
Sociology 0 0 46 0 2 6 54
Public Policy 0 0 22 0 32 0 54
Food Science Technology 0 0 33 0 11 9 53
Romance Languages 0 0 25 0 15 13 53
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 41 0 12 0 53
Genetics 0 0 39 0 8 4 51
Ceramic Engineering 0 0 24 0 12 14 50
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 37 0 3 7 47
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 0 23 20 0 43
Philosophy 0 0 35 0 0 8 43
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 0 0 23 19 42
Natural Resource Management 0 0 42 0 0 0 42
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 30 0 5 6 41
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 22 0 9 8 39
Other Social Sciences 0 0 39 0 0 0 39
Engineering Science 0 0 37 0 0 0 37
Ethnic Studies 0 0 34 0 0 3 37
Biotechnology 0 0 35 0 0 0 35
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 35 0 35
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 0 35 0 0 0 35
Area Studies 0 0 35 0 0 0 35
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 0 17 9 7 33
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 16 0 15 1 32
Anthropology 0 0 27 0 1 4 32
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 32 0 0 0 32
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 18 0 1 12 31
Dance 0 0 27 0 2 0 29
Landscape Architecture 0 0 19 0 7 0 26
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 19 0 1 6 26
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 26 0 0 0 0 0 26
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 15 0 4 7 26
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 25 0 0 0 25
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 13 0 11 0 24
Plant Sciences 0 0 23 0 0 0 23
Education Philosophy 0 0 0 0 7 14 21
Urban Studies 0 0 21 0 0 0 21
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 0 4 16 20
Agricultural Engineering 0 0 18 0 1 0 19
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 0 18 0 18
Other Health Professions 0 0 17 1 0 0 18
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 13 4 17
Botany/Plant Biology 0 0 0 0 3 12 15
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 15 0 0 0 15
East Asian Languages 0 0 5 0 9 0 14
Geography & Cartography 0 0 12 0 2 0 14
Cognitive Science 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
Environmental Design 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 12 12
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 12 0 12
General Agriculture 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
General Education 0 0 0 0 2 9 11
Germanic Languages 0 0 5 0 3 3 11
Religious Studies 0 0 5 0 6 0 11
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0 5 0 0 3 8
Medical Science 0 0 0 0 7 0 7
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 0 4 0 2 1 7
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 0 0 6 6
Operations Research 0 0 0 0 1 4 5
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Zoology 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Medieval Studies 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
African Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dental Support Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 32 9 8,719 66 3,129 1,442 13,397

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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