Rutgers-Newark, the Newark campus of Rutgers University, was founded in 1935 as the University of Newark. It later merged with Rutgers in 1946, by an act of the New Jersey legislature, to become Rutgers-Newark. The University, which sits on 35 acres, offers a variety of degrees to its students and has the following academic divisions:
The official mascot of Rutgers-Newark is the Scarlet Raider and the sports teams are known as the Rutgers Scarlet Raiders. The college has more than 8 sports teams.
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