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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?

33,677 Full-Time Undergraduates
$20,623 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 degree 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.

Rutgers University - New Brunswick Rankings

College Factual ranked Rutgers New Brunswick as #183 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. Rutgers New Brunswick also holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in New Jersey ranking.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Rutgers New Brunswick has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Rutgers New Brunswick

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 7
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 15
Best Colleges for International Students 68
Best Colleges 183
Best Colleges for Diversity 199
Best Colleges for the Money 527

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?

$20,623 Net Price
50% Take Out Loans
3.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Rutgers New Brunswick is $20,623. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Rutgers New Brunswick

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,108 $13,671 $19,727 $26,305 $28,187

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

33,677 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 35,641 undergraduate students at Rutgers New Brunswick, with 33,677 being full-time and 1,964 being part-time.

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

There are also 13,936 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 33,677 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 9,173
Black or African American 2,377
Hispanic or Latino 4,352
White 12,901
International Students 3,119
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,755

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, Rutgers University - New Brunswick awarded 17,502 undergraduate degrees and 9,142 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 150 0 0
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 20 0
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 35 0 0
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 0 3 0
Agricultural Engineering 0 18 1 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 26 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 44 48 0
Animal Science 0 106 1 1
Anthropology 0 27 1 4
Area Studies 0 35 0 0
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 15 0 0
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 4 2 1
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 63 0 4
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 59 3
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 13 11 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 100 31 7
Biotechnology 0 35 0 0
Botany/Plant Biology 0 0 3 12
Business Administration & Management 0 280 0 0
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 133 2 5
Ceramic Engineering 0 24 12 14
Chemical Engineering 0 83 59 12
Chemistry 0 57 8 17
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 12
Civil Engineering 0 90 32 11
Classical Languages & Literature 0 5 0 3
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 12 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 38 11 5
Cognitive Science 0 13 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 362 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 481 138 17
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 224 0 0
Dance 0 27 2 0
Dentistry 0 0 0 122
Design & Applied Arts 0 32 0 0
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 9 7
Drama & Theater Arts 0 41 12 0
East Asian Languages 0 5 9 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 18 1 12
Economics 0 344 4 6
Education Philosophy 0 0 7 14
Educational Administration 0 0 13 4
Educational Assessment 0 0 4 0
Electrical Engineering 0 248 98 21
Engineering Science 0 37 0 0
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 18 0
Environmental Design 0 12 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 34 0 3
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 25 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 358 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 57 20 7
Food Science Technology 0 33 11 9
General Agriculture 0 11 0 0
General Biology 0 409 276 19
General Education 0 0 2 9
General English Literature 0 146 12 8
General Psychology 0 495 47 32
Genetics 0 39 8 4
Geography & Cartography 0 12 2 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 15 4 7
Germanic Languages 0 5 3 3
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 16 15 1
Health & Physical Education 0 325 30 1
Health Sciences & Services 0 30 5 6
History 0 122 7 10
Human Resource Management 0 537 142 3
Industrial Engineering 0 54 46 6
Information Science 0 352 63 0
Journalism 0 170 0 0
Landscape Architecture 0 19 7 0
Library & Information Science 0 0 163 13
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 37 3 7
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 96 0 0
Marketing 0 127 0 0
Mathematics 0 119 43 13
Mechanical Engineering 0 203 37 13
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 23 19
Medical Science 0 0 7 0
Medicine 0 0 0 347
Medieval Studies 0 1 0 0
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 22 9 8
Music 0 56 34 23
Natural Resource Management 0 42 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 69 3 2
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 6
Nursing 0 362 32 139
Nutrition Science 0 81 5 4
Operations Research 0 0 1 4
Other Health Professions 0 17 0 0
Other Social Sciences 0 39 0 0
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 4 16
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 26 214
Philosophy 0 35 0 8
Physics 0 59 17 10
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 1 1
Plant Sciences 0 23 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 217 27 8
Public Health 0 374 138 17
Public Policy 0 22 32 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 6 12 29 65
Religious Studies 0 5 6 0
Romance Languages 0 25 15 13
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 2 0 0
Social Work 0 75 674 22
Sociology 0 46 2 6
Special Education 0 0 64 0
Statistics 0 50 111 7
Student Counseling 0 0 35 0
Sustainability Science 0 0 70 0
Systems Engineering 0 0 3 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 68 5
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 114 3
Urban & Regional Planning 0 19 1 6
Urban Studies 0 21 0 0
Zoology 0 0 1 1
Total 64 17,438 6,258 2,884

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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