Rutgers University New Brunswick

Rutgers University New Brunswick

Rutgers University New Brunswick is the largest campus of Rutgers University, New Jersey's public university system. It is predominantly located in the city of New Brunswick and the Piscataway Township. Established November 10, 1766, Rutgers is one of the oldest universities in the United States.

The school is subdivided into smaller campuses which include College Avenue, Cook/ Douglass, Busch, and Livingston. These campuses include more than 15 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. Every campus at Rutgers has its own student center, convenience stores, libraries, and dining halls.

The Daily Targum is the official and largest student paper at Rutgers University and The Rutgers Centurion is the monthly conservative magazine. The sports teams of Rutgers are nicknamed the Scarlet Knights.

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Contacting Rutgers

Rutgers University-New Brunswick
83 Somerset St
New Brunswick , NJ 08901-1281
General Phone: (732) 932-1766

Rutgers Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,957American studies, East Asian studies, Latin American studies, Near/Middle east studies, Russian studies, African-American studies, Hispanic-American studies, women's studies, linguistics, ...
Science828biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, botany, cell biology, microbiology, molecular genetics, physiology, toxicology, ...
Engineering622bioengineering, biomedical engineering, ceramic engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering science, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, ...
Therapy and Counseling597psychology, educational psychology
Business and Management522business management, accounting, finance, human resources, labor relations, management science, marketing
Media515communication studies, journalism
Family and Social Work437public policy analysis, social work
Medicine389neuroscience, pharmacy, pharmaceutical chemistry, public health
Education and Teaching293education, educational administration, educational statistics, social foundations of education, special ed, school counseling, adult education, elementary school teaching, English teaching, ...
Security and Law Enforcement219criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy216nutrition sciences, exercise science
Computer Science and Engineering185computer and info science, information science
Mathematics144mathematics, statistics
Conservation and Resource Management100environmental studies, environmental science, natural resources management
Art Studies91art studies
Music86music, music performance
Architecture and Planning82urban planning, environmental design
Religion and Philosophy78philosophy, religion, Jewish studies
Drama and Performing Arts71dance, drama
Animal Science and Care68animal science
Fine Arts54art history and criticism
Agricultural Science and Management40agriculture, agricultural economics, food science
Landscaping and Horticulture5plant sciences
Medical Support and Technology3clinical lab tech

Number of programs and degrees for Rutgers in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree5,45489
Master's degree1,46971
Doctor's degree43163
Post-master's certificate11
First-professional degree2482

Rutgers Student Body

In 2007-2008, Rutgers had a total enrollment of 34,804 students (33,089 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 50%
Women 49%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 76%
Graduate 22%
First Professional 1%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 50%
Black 9%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 20%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 27%
20-21 31%
22-24 19%
25-29 11%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey89%
New York3%
(International Students)1%
State unknown1%

Rutgers Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 90 %
Part-Time 80 %

Rutgers Room and Board (2007)

Rutgers offers campus housing for 14,378 of its 33,089 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of New Brunswick, New Jersey for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Jersey Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Rutgers Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal520630
SAT Math550670
SAT Writing530630

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT98%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Rutgers Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 11,540
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,488
Room and board $ 10,639
Room charge $ 6,232
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,000
Books and supplies $ 1,431
Other expenses $ 2,724

Financial Aid:
Rutgers participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 262900)

Rutgers Faculty

Rutgers has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track164140
Non-tenured and not on tenure track446366

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year152$171,61844$154,272
Associate professorcalendar year57$113,87944$103,115
Assistant professorcalendar year26$88,01138$83,501
Instructorcalendar year12$62,79423$56,699
Lecturercalendar year8$85,5729$89,596
All faculty totalcalendar year255$142,366158$105,117

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year407$135,784117$129,702
Associate professoracademic year190$95,024146$92,736
Assistant professoracademic year121$77,96297$73,623
Instructoracademic year48$52,62643$42,373
Lectureracademic year16$69,43410$53,998
All faculty totalacademic year782$110,472413$92,538

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Rutgers Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Big East Conference
Basketball Big East Conference
Baseball Big East Conference
Track Big East Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports107140247

Rutgers Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Economics
Agriculture, General
Food Science

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Architecture And Planning
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Environmental Design/Architecture

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Labor and Industrial Relations
Management Science, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Natural Resources Management and Policy

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational Statistics and Research Methods
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Ceramic Sciences and Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Science
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Operations Research

Family And Social Work
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Landscaping And Horticulture
Plant Sciences, General

Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Hispanic-American,Puerto Rican & Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
Italian Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Library Science/Librarianship
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Portuguese Language and Literature
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MS, PhD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Nutrition Sciences

Religion And Philosophy
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Religion/Religious Studies

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, Other
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Microbiology, General
Molecular Biology
Molecular Genetics
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Physics, Other
Physiology, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Educational Psychology
Psychology, General

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