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Rutgers University - Newark Overview

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

What Is Rutgers University - Newark Known For?

1,775 Undergraduate Awards
$36,354 Avg Cost After Aid
64% Acceptance Rate
  • The 4% student loan default rate at Rutgers Newark 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 Newark is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 56% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Rutgers Newark bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $57,900 a year. That's about 42% more than their peers at other schools.

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Rutgers University - Newark Rankings

Rutgers Newark landed the #225 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #5 out of 60 schools in New Jersey.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#89 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#141 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#177 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#322 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Other Public Administration Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Management Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Best Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Best Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#62 Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

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

Rank Ranking Name Source
#7 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections College Factual
#10 Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting College Factual
#23 Best Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service College Factual
#28 Best Colleges for Accounting College Factual
#77 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central
#89 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is Rutgers University - Newark?

Location of Rutgers University - Newark

Contact details for Rutgers Newark are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 249 University Avenue, Blumenthal Hall, Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-353-1766
Website: https://www.newark.rutgers.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RutgersU?utm_source=flag_footer&amp%3Butm_medium=web&amp%3Butm_campaign=flag_footer
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RutgersU

How Do I Get Into Rutgers Newark?

You can apply to Rutgers Newark online at: https://admissions.newark.rutgers.edu

Admission Requirements for Rutgers Newark

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 Newark?

64% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
93% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 64%, Rutgers Newark does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 62%, and the acceptance rate for women is 66%.

Average Test Scores

About 93% of students accepted to Rutgers Newark submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 580. Math scores were between 510 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Rutgers University - Newark  ( 500 to 580 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Rutgers University - Newark  ( 510 to 590 )
200
800
Rutgers Newark received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

Can I Afford Rutgers University - Newark?

$36,354 Net Price
48% Take Out Loans
3.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Rutgers Newark is $36,354. 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 Newark, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $7,172 a year. That adds up to $28,688 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Rutgers Newark 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 - Newark Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,975 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,319 undergraduate students at Rutgers Newark, with 7,975 being full-time and 1,344 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Rutgers Newark

There are also 4,286 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,975 full-time undergraduates at Rutgers Newark, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Rutgers Newark

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Rutgers Newark Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,422
Black or African American 1,469
Hispanic or Latino 2,304
White 1,630
International Students 670
Other Races/Ethnicities 480

Geographic Diversity

New Jersey students aren't the only ones who study at Rutgers University - Newark. At this time, 17 states are represented by the student population at the school.

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

Online Learning at Rutgers University - Newark

616 Took All Classes Online
1,814 Took At Least One Class Online
23.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 5 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at Rutgers Newark. In 2017-2018, 1,814 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 5th 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 Newark

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Rutgers University - Newark was 23.2%. This is the #818 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Rutgers Newark regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 2%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 5%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 5%
Public Administration & Social Service 2%
Social Sciences 4%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Rutgers Newark 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 Newark.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Political Science & Government #11
Public Administration #18
Social Work #23
Social Sciences #42
General Psychology #44
Public Administration & Social Service #55
Accounting #55
Psychology #63
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #100
Liberal Arts General Studies #100
Criminal Justice & Corrections #100
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #109
Nursing #145
Business Administration & Management #224
Health Professions #250
Business, Management & Marketing #284

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 - Newark Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 191 495 29 715
Accounting 180 156 0 336
Computer Information Systems 38 191 0 229
Law 0 0 224 224
Criminal Justice & Corrections 198 16 7 221
General Psychology 203 2 3 208
Finance & Financial Management 166 0 0 166
General Biology 159 0 2 161
Public Administration 0 143 3 146
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 141 0 141
Social Work 104 0 0 104
Marketing 74 0 0 74
Other Public Administration 72 0 0 72
Management Information Systems 54 0 0 54
Economics 34 8 0 42
Political Science & Government 39 1 0 40
Fine & Studio Arts 33 0 0 33
General English Literature 23 9 0 32
History 25 4 0 29
Journalism 26 0 0 26
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 26 0 0 26
Sociology 23 0 0 23
International Relations & National Security 0 13 9 22
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 21 0 21
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 19 0 19
Chemistry 11 1 5 17
Writing Studies 0 16 0 16
Information Science 14 0 0 14
Mathematics 12 0 0 12
Geological & Earth Sciences 10 0 0 10
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 10 0 0 10
Romance Languages 9 0 0 9
Anthropology 9 0 0 9
Applied Mathematics 8 0 0 8
Physics 7 1 0 8
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 4 0 1 5
Geoscience Engineering 5 0 0 5
Nursing 0 0 5 5
Philosophy 5 0 0 5
Area Studies 0 3 0 3
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 0 3 0 3
Other Social Sciences 0 0 3 3
Biological & Physical Science 0 2 0 2
Natural Resources Conservation 0 1 1 2
Drama & Theater Arts 2 0 0 2
Music 0 2 0 2
Ethnic Studies 1 0 0 1
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 1 0 1
Other Statistics 0 0 1 1
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 0 0
Zoology 0 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0
Public Health 0 0 0 0
Classical & Ancient Studies 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,775 1,249 293 3,317

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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