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Academics at Rutgers University–New Brunswick

At Rutgers University–New Brunswick, you will be studying in an intellectual community that’s a powerhouse of collaboration, creativity, and innovation. You will choose from hundreds of excellent programs and explore many academic options as your journey here progresses.

Faculty who are leaders in their fields, top research centers and institutes, study abroad options in more than 30 countries, student chapters of professional organizations, honors programs, academic support and advising, internships, co-ops, fellowships, and a vast diversity of people and ideas: these resources are your resources, and they will give you a solid academic foundation for the future.

At a Glance

  • About 6,600 full- and part-time faculty
  • More than 31,500 undergraduates
  • Nearly 10,000 graduate and professional students
  • 22 libraries
  • 18 schools and colleges
  • 100+ undergraduate majors
  • 220+ graduate programs

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.

Mentor and Coach

Art Casiato

Art Casciato, director of the Office of Distinguished Fellowships, helps bright, motivated students apply for study fellowships. Learn more.

Ask a Librarian

It’s right there when you visit the Rutgers University Libraries website: “Ask a Librarian.” One click, and you’re able to choose how you connect with Rutgers libraries, whether it’s by phone, instant messaging, email, or in person. Learn more.

Pallavi GuhaI definitely feel the faculty and school are ready to guide me and help me grow. I am happy and excited to be a part of the Rutgers family.

Pallavi Guha, Master's candidate, Communication and Information Studies

An Academic Powerhouse

Rutgers professors are innovators and mentors, and as a Rutgers student, you will have the chance to take their classes, discuss and debate their ideas, and work with them on research projects.

A Rutgers education is an exciting journey—a way to expand your mind and explore life’s possibilities.

Your Path to Success

Graduate schools, corporations, and nonprofits understand the value of a Rutgers education. Rutgers graduates:

  • join the workforce as highly skilled professionals tackling the challenges of the 21st century
  • study at our own New Jersey Medical School, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and other leading schools
  • attend graduate school at Harvard, MIT, Stanford, and other top-ranked institutions
  • serve as the CEOs of major companies
  • study and teach abroad, from Indonesia to Oxford, on prestigious Fulbright and Gates Cambridge scholarships
  • work for Fortune 500 firms as analysts, marketers, and programmers
  • serve New Jersey and the region as teachers, government officials, and industry leaders
  • found startup companies in New Jersey, New York City, and beyond
  • contribute to underserved communities by working for Teach for America and other nonprofits
  • take on global problems through the Peace Corps and other agencies

The choices for undergraduates are vast, yet the university ensures your education is personal and tailored to your interests and goals. Students choose from more than 100 majors, from the essential liberal arts—think mathematics, physics, English, history—to newer majors leading the way to the future. How about Middle Eastern studies, informatics, and bioenvironmental engineering? Through specialized programs, such as First-Year Interest Group Seminars, honors programs, academic support, the Aresty Research Center, and living-learning communities, you can participate in trailblazing research, develop your interests, and excel in your pursuits—all in close-knit, supportive environments.

Graduate students thrive at Rutgers University–New Brunswick—a public research university known for top-rated programs, an accomplished faculty, and the university’s proximity to the intellectual and scholarly resources of New York City and Philadelphia. Nearly half of graduate students enroll in programs at the Graduate School–New Brunswick, while others pursue degrees at Rutgers–New Brunswick’s professional schools in areas such as medicine and health care, business, education, and social work.

Looking to obtain a medical or other professional certification? Thinking it might be time to return to complete your degree? Rutgers–New Brunswick provides a flexible assortment of continuing education programs, for everyone from gardeners to health care professionals to senior citizens. Courses are offered on campus, as well as online and at off-campus locations.