Rutgers University Newark

Rutgers University Newark

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:

  • College of Nursing
  • Graduate School Newark
  • Newark College of Arts and Sciences
  • Rutgers Business School-Newark
  • Rutgers School of Law-Newark
  • School of Criminal Justice
  • School of Public Affairs and Administration
  • University College-Newark

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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Rutgers University-Newark
249 University Avenue, Blumenthal Hall
Newark , NJ 07102
General Phone: (973) 353-1766

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Rutgers Newark Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management974business management, accounting, finance, marketing
Liberal Arts247African-American studies, Portuguese language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, ancient civilizations, interdisciplinary studies, anthropology, economics, ...
Security and Law Enforcement182criminal justice and safety
Nursing and Emergency Medicine177registered nursing, nursing science
Science135biology, chemistry, geology
Family and Social Work133public administration, social work
Therapy and Counseling87psychology
Computer Science and Engineering27computer and info science, information science
Art Studies20art studies
Medical Support and Technology20health diagnostic professions, clinical lab tech
Drama and Performing Arts13drama
Medicine11neuroscience, public health
Music9music, jazz
Mathematics9mathematics, mathematics and statistics
Conservation and Resource Management7environmental science
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,18833
Master's degree82418
Doctor's degree5311
First-professional degree2491

Rutgers Newark Student Body

In 2007-2008, Rutgers Newark had a total enrollment of 10,553 students (8,530 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 64%
Graduate 30%
First Professional 7%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 33%
Black 16%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 19%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 13%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 17%
20-21 17%
22-24 20%
25-29 19%
30-34 10%
35-39 6%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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

New Jersey93%
New York2%
(International Students)1%
State unknown1%

Rutgers Newark Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 83 %
Part-Time 56 %

Rutgers Newark Room and Board (2007)

Rutgers Newark offers campus housing for 1,269 of its 8,530 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Newark, 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 Newark Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460560
SAT Math490600
SAT Writing470570

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 Newark Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 11,083
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,031
Room and board $ 10,639
Room charge $ 6,649
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,990
Books and supplies $ 1,431
Other expenses $ 2,324

Financial Aid:
Rutgers Newark participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 262902)

Rutgers Newark Faculty

Rutgers Newark has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3840
Non-tenured and not on tenure track7859

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year40$167,25516$151,387
Associate professorcalendar year12$122,51613$108,971
Assistant professorcalendar year8$114,9134$85,499
Instructorcalendar year5$53,0173$55,584
Lecturercalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year66$142,21636$120,765

*: 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 year88$138,17131$137,513
Associate professoracademic year51$93,66436$102,548
Assistant professoracademic year28$96,09536$74,561
Instructoracademic year35$54,43225$49,580
Lectureracademic year1*2*
All faculty totalacademic year203$106,308130$92,480

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

Rutgers Newark Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball New Jersey Athletic Conference
Baseball New Jersey Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports11011

Rutgers Newark Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

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

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

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

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Portuguese Language and Literature
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General


Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Jazz/Jazz Studies
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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