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Academics. Athletics. At the Top.

The Scarlet Knights continue to be one of the leaders nationally in production both on the field and in the classroom.

The Rutgers football program was the lone state university to be ranked in the top 10 percent nationally in NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores for the sixth consecutive year. Overall, Scarlet Knights football ranked 11th in the nation.

Women's lacrosse, men's basketball, women's golf, and men's and women's cross county all earned perfect APR scores of 1,000. Learn more.

A Diverse Community of Learners

Ethnicities of Full-Time Students (Undergraduate and Graduate)
African American: 7.6%
Asian: 22%
Hawaiian: <1%
Latino: 10.9%
Native American: <1%
White: 46.7%
International: 7.6%
Multiethnic: 2.8%
Other/Unknown: 2%  

A Great Value: Annual Costs (2013–2014)

Undergraduate Costs

  • In-State Tuition: $10,718
  • Out-of-State Tuition: $24,742
  • Fees: $2,781 (vary by school)
  • Room and Board: $11,578

Graduate Costs: Vary by school

An Outstanding Student Body at Rutgers–New Brunswick

Enrolled First-Year Undergraduates (Fall 2012)

  • Mean SAT of 1837, more than 300 points above the New Jersey (1511) and national (1498) mean SAT scores
  • The top 1,000 students had mean combined critical reading, writing, and math SAT scores of more than 2100
  • 178 students were valedictorians or salutatorians

Food, Glorious Food

How much do our dining halls serve in a year?

• Total meals: 5,595,794
• Pizza slices: 968,928
• French fries: 564,870 lbs.
• Chicken nuggets: 70,470 lbs.
• American cheese (sliced): 44,320 lbs.
• Mozzarella cheese (shredded): 124,126 lbs.
• Cereal: 1,238,237 lbs.
• Vanilla ice cream: 12,264 gals.

These campus facts, figures, and tidbits provide a snapshot of the rich mix of people, places, learning, living, and fun that is Rutgers University–New Brunswick.


Our People: The Heart of Rutgers

Rutgers–New Brunswick Students

  • 41,500 full- and part-time students
  • 31,500 full- and part-time undergraduates
  • 10,000 full- and part-time graduate students
  • 51.4% of full-time undergrads are men; 48.6% are women
  • 59.1% of full-time grad students are women; 40.9% are men
  • Students come from all 21 New Jersey counties
  • 16% of students come from outside New Jersey
  • Students come from every U.S. state
  • Students come from 105 countries, from Albania to Zimbabwe
  • 2,089 new first-time transfer students
  • 85% of first-year undergraduates live in university housing
  • 46% of all undergraduates live in university housing

Rutgers–New Brunswick Faculty and Staff

  • Faculty: approximately 6,600 full- and part-time
  • Staff: approximately 12,500 full- and part-time
  • Faculty are nationally recognized and include 35 National Academies members and 15 American Academy of Arts and Sciences members. Membership in these academies is a pinnacle of scholarly achievement.

Our Academics: Depth, Breadth, Quality

Our Facilities: Historic to Ultramodern

  • 5 campuses: Busch, College Avenue, Douglass, George H. Cook, Livingston
  • 2,688 acres
  • 670 buildings
  • Historic buildings, including Old Queens National Historic Landmark
  • New Jersey’s most extensive network of research laboratories
  • Specialized facilities: writing, TV production, cell and DNA research, cancer research, medical education and patient care, art creation and performance, spinal cord injury research, biomedical engineering, wireless technology development, agriculture, food science, and much more
  • More than 15,000 residence hall beds
  • Wireless access is all over campus
  • 6 student centers: Busch Campus Center, Cook Campus Center, Douglass Campus Center, Livingston Student Center, Rutgers Student Center, Student Activities Center
  • Dozens of dining options
  • 100% of buildings audited in 2009 for lighting energy efficiency; new lights now being installed
  • Winner of 8th straight national RecycleMania Gorilla Prize, recycling 1,353,940 pounds of material during the 2014 eight-week contest. The university was one of only a few schools to recycle at least 1 million pounds of waste.
  • 32-acre, 3,500-spot parking lot on Livingston Campus is one of the largest solar canopy arrays in the nation, with a capacity of 8 megawatts, enough to power 1,000 homes.
  • High Point Solutions Stadium: Only NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision program in the New Jersey/New York metropolitan region. 52,454-seat capacity, student sections are 134 to 141 in south end zone
  • Louis Brown Athletic Center (“The RAC”): 8,000-seat arena dubbed “louder than a 757,” excellent sight lines and acoustics, fans right on top of the action

Our Involvement: A Caring Community

  • 400-plus student organizations
  • 80-plus fraternities and sororities
  • Hundreds of dance marathon participants raised more than $620,000 for sick children in 2014
  • 79,745 hours of community service performed by fraternities and sororities
  • $574,489 raised for charity by fraternities and sororities
  • 750 "Winter Wishes" granted for preschool children in New Brunswick
  • Students spent 1,188 hours serving as Big Buddies to area youngsters
  • 154 students spent 4,235 hours in alternative winter/spring break community service
  • 20 Habitat for Humanity builds

Our Recreation: Keeping Fit

  • 5,000-plus students work out in our fitness centers each day
  • 10,000-plus children learn to swim each year in our swim programs
  • 54 club sports and 2,100-plus club sport athletes—almost four times the number of varsity athletes
  • 420,000 square feet of indoor recreation space, equal to six football fields
  • 300 CPR-certified recreation staff
  • 32 treadmills
  • 1.4 million gallons of water in our three swimming pools
  • Special facilities including boathouse, challenge course, rock climbing wall, scuba instruction, spinning studio, and more
  • 15-plus recreation centers and parks: Basecamp Adventure and Outdoor Recreation Center • Busch Tennis Center • College Avenue Gym • Cook/Douglass Recreation Center • Deiner Park • Helyar Woods • Livingston Recreation Center • Loree Recreational Complex • Rockoff Hall Tech Gym and Spa • Rutgers Ecological Preserve • Rutgers Fitness Center (Easton Avenue Gym) • Rutgers University Golf Course • Scarlet Knight Sport Club Field • University Park • Werblin Recreation Center