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College Avenue Campus

With its Federal architecture and tree-lined lawns, the College Avenue Campus is the historic heart of Rutgers University. It’s a lively and urban community where you’ll find the cafés and shops of downtown New Brunswick, a world-class art museum, and students and professors strolling under the trees of Voorhees Mall or down College Avenue—not far from the site of the first game of intercollegiate football (back in 1869, with Rutgers besting Princeton, 6–4). The campus is home to the School of Arts and Sciences, the largest school at Rutgers, as well as academic departments from anesthesiology to urban studies. It’s a place of endless inquiry and boundless spirit.

At a Glance

  • 3,449 student residents
  • 86 academic buildings
  • 6 libraries
  • 16 residence halls
  • 68 student lounges
  • 1 world-class art museum

New Great Spaces for the College Avenue Campus

College Avenue Academic Building

New student apartments, a state-of-the-art academic building, and more green spaces are all part of a current redevelopment initiative that will transform the historic campus. Learn more.

Campus Must-Do’s...

Student art exhibitions

Campus Dean and Dean of Students

The Campus Dean and the Dean of Students work collaboratively on programs and services to enrich students’ academic experience and help those seeking assistance. Their offices are located in the same building and they share a joint email account.

Matt K. MatsudaThe Campus Dean, Matt K. Matsuda, organizes academic programs and events that bring faculty and students together beyond the classroom.

Timothy GrimmThe Dean of Students, Timothy Grimm, focuses on campus well-being and assists students with medical, emotional, psychological, familial, or financial difficulties that are hampering academic success. If you find yourself struggling, the Dean of Students can help.

What’s on the College Avenue Campus?

From academic departments and libraries to residence halls and dining options, discover services and facilities located on the College Avenue Campus.

Rutgers in Downtown New Brunswick

The College Avenue Campus extends into downtown New Brunswick, with complexes that include schools, research centers, exhibit space, and residence halls. The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the Mason Gross School of the Arts are both located in the Civic Square Building on Livingston Avenue, steps from New Brunswick's arts district. The School of Nursing is located in the city’s health care hub.

A World-Class Art Museum Right on Campus

Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art MuseumMore than 50,000 works of art. Outstanding collections in areas as diverse as American stained glass design and Soviet dissident art from the Cold War period. Stroll over to the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, and you’ll be wowed by what you see. Learn more.

Where’s My Bus?

Get real-time campus bus arrival information, updated at regular intervals, with NextBus. Satellite technology and advanced computer modeling track individual vehicles on their routes. Learn more.