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Physics at Rutgers University - New Brunswick

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Physics at Rutgers University - New Brunswick

What traits are you looking for in a physics school? To help you decide if Rutgers University - New Brunswick is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's physics program.

Rutgers New Brunswick is located in New Brunswick, New Jersey and approximately 50,411 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 44 physics 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 Physics section at the bottom of this page.

Rutgers New Brunswick Physics Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physics
  • Master’s Degree in Physics
  • Doctorate Degree in Physics

Rutgers New Brunswick Physics Rankings

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

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The physics major at Rutgers New Brunswick is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Physics. 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
Most Popular Physics Doctor’s Degree Schools 58
Best Physics Master’s Degree Schools 106
Most Focused Physics Bachelor’s Degree Schools 351

In 2021, 6 students received their master’s degree in physics from Rutgers New Brunswick. This makes it the #99 most popular school for physics master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 11 students who received their doctoral degrees in physics, making the school the #59 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Physics Graduates from Rutgers New Brunswick Make?

The median salary of physics students who receive their bachelor's degree at Rutgers New Brunswick is $36,245. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $38,470 for all physics students.


Physics Student Demographics at Rutgers New Brunswick

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

Rutgers New Brunswick Physics Bachelor’s Program

27% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2020-2021 academic year, 44 students earned a bachelor's degree in physics from Rutgers New Brunswick. About 27% of these graduates were women and the other 73% were men. The typical physics bachelor's degree program is made up of only 24% women. So female students are more repesented at Rutgers New Brunswick since its program graduates 3% more women than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 8% more racial-ethnic minorities in its physics bachelor's program than the national average.*

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 8
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 19
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

Rutgers New Brunswick Physics Master’s Program

67% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 6 students who graduated with a master’s in physics from Rutgers New Brunswick in 2021, 33% were men and 67% were women.


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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 3
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Rutgers New Brunswick also has a doctoral program available in physics. In 2021, 11 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Physics Grads May Go Into

A degree in physics 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
High School Teachers 29,140 $76,390
Physics Postsecondary Professors 460 $113,400
Physicists 370 $134,280


*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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