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Philosophy at Rutgers University - New Brunswick

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Philosophy at Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Every philosophy school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the philosophy program at Rutgers University - New Brunswick stacks up to those at other schools.

Rutgers New Brunswick is located in New Brunswick, New Jersey and approximately 50,411 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 51 philosophy majors received their bachelor's degree from Rutgers New Brunswick.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Philosophy section at the bottom of this page.

Rutgers New Brunswick Philosophy Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy
  • Doctorate Degree in Philosophy

Rutgers New Brunswick Philosophy Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the philosophy progam at Rutgers New Brunswick compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The philosophy major at Rutgers New Brunswick is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Philosophy. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Value Philosophy Doctor’s Degree Schools 25
Best Philosophy Bachelor’s Degree Schools 50

In 2021, 0 student received their master’s degree in philosophy from Rutgers New Brunswick. This is the #140 most popular school for philosophy master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do Philosophy Graduates from Rutgers New Brunswick Make?

The median salary of philosophy students who receive their bachelor's degree at Rutgers New Brunswick is $25,760. This is less than $28,602, which is the national average of all philosophy majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.


Philosophy Student Demographics at Rutgers New Brunswick

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the philosophy majors at Rutgers University - New Brunswick.

Rutgers New Brunswick Philosophy Bachelor’s Program

27% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 73% of philosophy bachelor's degrees went to men and 27% went to women.


About 55% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in philosophy at Rutgers New Brunswick are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Rutgers University - New Brunswick with a bachelor's in philosophy.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 11
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 28
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Rutgers New Brunswick also has a doctoral program available in philosophy. In 2021, 4 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Philosophy Grads May Go Into

A degree in philosophy can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NJ, the home state for Rutgers University - New Brunswick.

Occupation Jobs in NJ Average Salary in NJ
Mathematical Science Professors 1,690 $96,400
Philosophy and Religion Professors 520 $84,620
Mathematicians 270 $117,060


*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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