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Choosing Rutgers University–New Brunswick

Your education is your choice, and we have plenty of academic options no matter what you want to pursue. Whether you plan to study biostatistics, engineering, philosophy, or dance, it’s all here. With more than 100 undergraduate programs, 220-plus graduate programs, and hundreds of continuing education courses, Rutgers University–New Brunswick is the place to challenge yourself, garner new knowledge, and get an edge on your career.

At a Glance

Did you know Rutgers University–New Brunswick students come from every U.S. state and 115 countries? See more facts and figures about Rutgers–New Brunswick.

Admissions Profile

When looking at applications, Rutgers takes into consideration many more factors than test scores and high school rank or cumulative grade point average. Undergraduate admissions profiles vary by school. Learn more.

Take a Campus Tour

Come see firsthand what Rutgers University–New Brunswick has to offer. Campus tours are available throughout the year. Get on the tour bus, walk the quads, and check out the dorms, as you learn about the admissions process and about life on campus and in the classroom. Learn more.

Rutgers Info Your Way

Create Your Info Pocket
Prospective Undergraduates: Tell us what interests you—anything from genetics or American studies to community service or the marching and pep bands—and we’ll provide a customized information packet for you to download, print, and share.

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.

Assistance for Veterans

Rutgers–New Brunswick offers a variety of programs, services, and resources for veterans returning from service in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. These include an on-campus veterans services coordinator who can answer questions and help veterans, eligible dependents, and active duty personnel pursue an education at Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more.

Jennilyn Ortiz“Rutgers was my first choice for college. It is close to home and the quality education is a great value. Rutgers also offers a vast number of opportunities to develop your career.”

Jennilyn Ortiz, communication and psychology

Make Rutgers Your University

Be inspired by top-notch faculty and sharpen your intellectual skills as you gain a core foundation in the arts and sciences. Our longstanding and well-known reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and service is based on a solid foundation of accomplishments:

  • A rich heritage. One of the nation’s nine original colonial colleges, Rutgers was founded in 1766—10 years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
  • Exceptional value.  Rutgers is the only New Jersey research university included in Kiplinger's 100 Best Values in American public colleges and universities. 
  • A leading public research university. At Rutgers–New Brunswick, you'll explore new ideas and help make new discoveries—as an undergraduate or graduate student.

Take the Next Step—Apply

Most undergraduate and graduate admissions are centrally managed. You can submit your application online, through the respective admissions offices.

Considering Rutgers University–New Brunswick? As an undergraduate, you’ll learn from leading scholars and gain a solid foundation in core arts and sciences. Explore the more than 100 undergraduate programs we offer. Learn about admissions requirements, watch student videos, create a customized information packet, and sign up for campus tours.

Rutgers is a leading public research university in the forefront of new knowledge. While the admissions process can vary by school or field of study, most departments make use of a general application.

Many Rutgers Biomedical and Health Science schools have their own admission process. For those who seek to improve human health, there is no better place to study.

Looking to hone your skills? The Division of Continuing Studies offers students, professionals, and senior citizens a wide range of degree and nondegree programs as well as credit and non-credit certificates with convenient on-campus, off-campus, and online courses.

Summer and winter sessions provide the perfect opportunity to earn credits toward a degree, improve your grade-point average, reduce your fall or spring course load, or simply learn something new. Choose from more than 1,500 courses offered in a variety of formats, including in-class, online, or the new hybrid courses, which combine a classroom experience with a convenient online component.

Jessica Cain“I came to Rutgers knowing the opportunities for research were there, and not just in the science and math fields. Through my work studying childhood depression, I’m involved with a program that helps children deal positively with stressful situations.”

Jessica Cain, English

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Online Networks: Stay in the know about what’s happening at Rutgers–New Brunswick. Check out individual department and school websites for links to their networking websites.