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About Rutgers University–New Brunswick

The history, the birthplace, the epicenter, the insight, the diversity, the vigor, the heart. Rutgers University–New Brunswick is where New Jersey’s state university first took root, nearly 250 years ago. We are the state’s most comprehensive intellectual resource—the largest campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. We are the region’s most high-profile public research institution, with far-reaching impact.

At a Glance

  • 41,500 full- and part-time students
  • 2,688 acres
  • 18 schools and colleges
  • 1 community of 5 campuses at Rutgers University—New Brunswick

A Strategic Plan for the New Rutgers

Rutgers Strategic Plan
The Board of Governors approves a bold vision and strategy for Rutgers' next five years. Learn more.

One Community, Five Campuses

Voorhees Mall

Explore the five smaller, varied campuses that constitute the Rutgers University–New Brunswick community.

From the peaceful, wooded landscapes of the Douglass, George H. Cook, and Livingston campuses to madly cheering crowds at High Point Solutions Stadium on the Busch Campus and the bustle of downtown New Brunswick on the College Avenue Campus, you will find an environment to suit your mood. Learn more.

New Brunswick: The Hub City

The vibrant city of New Brunswick, with its restaurants, theaters, parks, medical centers, and corporate headquarters, is the geographic midpoint of New Jersey—just 41 miles from New York City and 66 miles from Philadelphia. What else is an hour away from the Hub City on the Raritan River? How about the Jersey shore, Appalachian mountain trails, and the pristine Pine Barrens biosphere.

Three Regional Campuses

Rutgers University–New Brunswick is one of the three regional campuses of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The other campuses:

Our amazing and diverse constellation of students, faculty, and staff—tens of thousands live, learn, and work here—sends its high-flying energy and ideas crisscrossing five interconnected campus communities that comprise Rutgers–New Brunswick. And those same thousands find close-knit, meaningful niches that make a big state school manageable, accessible, and comfortable.

An Academic Powerhouse

Learning, teaching, researching, and working at an institution with the intellectual might found at Rutgers University–New Brunswick mean you have access to one of the great academic powerhouses.

Simply put, Rutgers–New Brunswick has a depth and breadth of resources found nowhere else in New Jersey and found rarely at other institutions nationwide.

Stellar Faculty

Our faculty are national and international experts in their fields. These standout scholars are here to teach you, whether you are an undergraduate taking a one-of-kind Byrne Seminar, a professional pursuing a master’s degree or health program to advance a career, or a graduate student on track to becoming a groundbreaking researcher.

Location, Location, Location

Spanning New Brunswick, Piscataway, and adjacent towns in central New Jersey, Rutgers–New Brunswick is at the epicenter of America’s northeast corridor that runs from Boston to Washington, D.C.—with excellent air, rail, bus, and highway connections to all points. Why is this significant? Because super location attracts super people who come for the easy access to world-class everything. Put all these people in one place and you get a crossroads of culture where new ideas arise.

Rutgers proximity to major cities.

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Rutgers Magazine, Winter 2014

Meet alumnus Jimmy Palumbo, no one's idea of a leading man but a hard-working character actor, nonetheless; get the scoop on how Eddie Jordan, the new Scarlet Knights men's basketball coach, intends to transform the program; and learn how Rutgers offers a safe haven for scholars threatened in their homelands. Learn more.