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Rutgers University
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Rutgers University
83 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1281


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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. With our acclaimed faculty of scholars and scientists, we educate the top students from around the world, make discoveries, advance the economy, and improve people’s lives.

As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Jersey Roots, Global Reach is not just our slogan; it is also what we want for our students. We offer more than 100 undergraduate majors and 180 graduate degree programs; some are among the oldest of their kind in the nation, while others are the first to be offered in the U.S.

Located midway between Boston and Washington, D.C., and with campuses just moments from New York City and Philadelphia, Rutgers attracts an incredible array of students, faculty, and staff who are drawn to America’s most dynamic region. Rutgers is deeply rooted in New Jersey, and the university’s diversity of people, programs, and environments mirrors that of its densely populated, multicultural, and complex home state.

Rutgers’ more than 380,000 alumni succeed in every field of human endeavor. They live in all 50 states and on six continents; more than 200,000 live in New Jersey. Rutgers ranks 6th in the nation for value delivered to graduates in SmartMoney’s survey of college costs versus salaries earned by alumni of 50 public and private institutions.

Rutgers is distinctive. It is the sole university in the U.S. that was a colonial college that grew to become a land-grant institution and a public university. It is the only public university in New Jersey in the Association of American Universities (AAU), a group comprising North America’s 62 leading research universities, known for the outstanding quality of their research and academics. Princeton is New Jersey’s only other AAU member.

Our Campuses

Rutgers-New Brunswick is where Rutgers began—244 years ago. The largest of the three Rutgers campuses, it is home to more than 37,000 students and the school’s Division IA football team, the Scarlet Knights. It comprises five smaller campuses—Busch, College Avenue, George H. Cook, Douglass, and Livingston—each with its own distinctive characteristics, offering everything from open greens and hiking trails to a downtown with cafés, shops, theaters, and restaurants.

Rutgers-Newark, a cosmopolitan campus in the University Heights section of New Jersey’s largest city, has more than 11,500 students—from the U.S. and 70 other countries. It is perennially ranked #1 for diversity by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges.

Rutgers-Camden, located just across the Delaware River from historic Philadelphia, is the most prominent institution of higher education in southern New Jersey. More than 5,700 students study on its charming tree-lined campus.

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