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Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers University

Rutgers University

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (usually referred to as Rutgers University or just Rutgers), is the largest institution for higher education in New Jersey. It was originally chartered as Queen’s College in 1766 and is the eighth-oldest college in the United States. Rutgers was originally a private university affiliated with the Dutch Reformed Church and admitted only male students, but evolved into a coeducational public research university. Rutgers is one of only two colonial colleges that later became public universities, the other being The College of William and Mary.

Rutgers was designated The State University of New Jersey by acts of the New Jersey Legislature in 1945 and 1956.

The three campuses of Rutgers are in New Brunswick and Piscataway, Newark and Camden.

The Newark campus was formerly the University of Newark, which merged into the Rutgers system in 1946, and the Camden campus was created in 1950 from the College of South Jersey. Rutgers is the largest university within New Jersey’s state university system, and it was ranked 54th in the world academically in a 2008 survey conducted by the Institute of Higher Education at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The university offers more than 100 distinct bachelor, 100 master, and 80 doctoral and professional degree programs across 175 academic departments, 29 degree-granting schools and colleges, 16 of which offer graduate programs of study.

Rutgers University in Camden, New Brunswick, Newark Rankings in 2010

Rutgers University in Camden, New Brunswick, Newark Rankings in 2011

Rutgers University Tuition and fees

New Jersey Resident
Commuter On-Campus
Tuition $9,926 */** $9,926 */**
Fees $2,634 ‡ $2,634 ‡
Room and Board 0 $10,906 ‡
Total $12,560 $23,466
* Students at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Pharmacy, and Engineering should add $1,098 for tuition.  Students at the School of Business – Camden, Rutgers Business School – Newark and Rutgers Business School – New Brunswick should add $298 for tuition.
** Part-time tuition: $319/credit hour for New Jersey residents.‡ Typical room, board (210 meal plan), and fees for New Brunswick students. These figures will vary according to campus, college, and personal choices.

Non-New Jersey Resident
Commuter On-Campus
Tuition $21,682 */** $21,682 */**
Fees $2,634 ‡ $2,634 ‡
Room and Board 0 $10,906 ‡
Total $24,316 $35,222
* Students at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Pharmacy, and Engineering should add $2,382 for tuition.  Students at the School of Business – Camden, Rutgers Business School – Newark and Rutgers Business School – New Brunswick should add $16 for tuition.** Part-time tuition: $693/credit hour for Non-New Jersey residents.‡ Typical room, board (210 meal plan), and fees for New Brunswick students. These figures will vary according to campus, college, and personal choices.

International Student
Expenses On-Campus Students
Tuition $21,682.00
Fees $  2,634.00
Room and Board $10,906.00
Total (approximate) $35,222.00
Notes on Estimated Costs for International StudentsStudents on student (F-1) visas pay the Rutgers out-of-state tuition rate and will incur at minimum additional expenses for the SEVIS administration fee ($200.00), health insurance ($1,060.00), books and supplies, travel to and from the U.S. and other costs of living.  Applicants must certify their financial resources on the International Student Financial Statement. Immigrants who are permanent residents may be eligible to pay in-state tuition if they satisfy New Jersey Tuition Eligibility.The cost of a year at Rutgers University for all students depends upon a number of variables, including the college you choose to attend, the meal plan you select, and where you choose to live. The above chart indicates the approximate cost of a year at Rutgers for international students attending our Camden, Newark, or New Brunswick campuses.International students often incur additional summer expenses. Students should bring adequate funds to cover living expenses during vacations. During winter and spring breaks one residence hall may remain open to accommodate international students; however, this is not guaranteed.Fees are subject to change by the Rutgers Board of Governors, and other costs may increase due to inflation. Student cannot deduct fees from their documentation.

Schools of Rutgers University


The School of Arts and Sciences is the undergraduate school for liberal arts and sciences on the New Brunswick Campus. The study of the arts and sciences is the foundation of undergraduate education and academic excellence at Rutgers. With more than 800 faculty and more than 70 majors and minors in biological and physical sciences, humanities, mathematics, social and behavioral sciences, and interdisciplinary studies, the School of Arts and Sciences is the largest unit at the university combining excellence in teaching with world-class research and service to the state.


Located on Rutgers-New Brunswick’s George H. Cook Campus, theSchool of Environmental and Biological Sciences offers programs designed to promote the multidisciplinary study of areas covering the biological spectrum, from organisms to ecosystems, with an equal emphasis on the social and human dimensions. In line with Rutgers’ strong land-grant tradition, faculty members from the school pursue mission-based teaching, research, and outreach to address real-world problems and encourage students to adopt the same mission-based approach to their educational experience at Rutgers.


The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policyprepares students for both public and private sector careers, teaching and research professions, and service at all levels of government. Students are trained and employed in the areas of land use, political processes, public health, employment and social policy, human services, transportation policy and planning, housing and real estate, urban redevelopment, and regional development and planning.


The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy is recognized as providing one of the most challenging, dynamic, and satisfying programs of study leading to the doctor of pharmacy degree. In concert with a supportive faculty and staff, students at the school build a foundation for learning that continues long after graduation.


As the arts conservatory of Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Artsis a professional school offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in music, theater arts, visual arts, and dance. The school’s mission is to identify and nurture outstanding creative talent and to instill the insights and skills needed by future generations of arts professionals, enabling them to contribute to the creative and scholarly activity so essential to the vitality of our culture and society.


Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick offers undergraduate and graduate programs, through its three degree granting units, that equip graduates with the skills they need to function in today’s diverse global business environment. With a focus on teamwork, the curriculum brings an innovative and thoughtful approach to problem solving in real-world business settings. The school educates students at two main campuses in Newark and New Brunswick, as well as six satellite locations in New Jersey, China, and Singapore. Steeped in academic excellence, with a distinguished faculty and a corps of successful alumni, the school delivers the business, science, and technology credentials demanded by global corporations.


The School of Communication and Information is a leader in responding to the information revolution and the fast-paced changes occurring in the fields of communication, information, and media. The school is a community of scholars that enjoys and excels at educating individuals who make lasting contributions to the interdisciplinary study of communication, journalism and media studies, and library and information science.


With a faculty known for research in areas such as bionic limbs and traffic safety, the School of Engineering is devoted to training the next generation of innovators and inventors. Departments of biomedical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and other disciplines allow students to gain the specialized knowledge demanded by 21st-century engineering projects and research. Additional learning opportunities are provided by the school’s research units, such as the Center for Structures in Extreme Environments. And, as a professional school within Rutgers, the School of Engineering offers the best of both worlds—a close-knit group of students and the eclectic offerings of a major public research institution.


The School of Management and Labor Relations is a leading source of expertise on managing and representing workers, designing effective organizations, and building strong employment relationships. The school offers a variety of degree programs from the undergraduate through the doctoral level, including an undergraduate program in labor studies and employment relations and a Ph.D. program in industrial relations and human resources.


The School of Social Work has a distinguished record of instruction, research, and public service. The school offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs; holds classes on Rutgers’ three campuses; and is affiliated with more than 800 social service agencies throughout the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area.


With an emphasis on hands-on learning under the guidance of world-class professors, nursing students enter a burgeoning field with an ever-expanding set of opportunities. With classes offered both in Newark and New Brunswick, the College of Nursing is recognized as one of the finest nursing schools in the nation. It offers an R.N.-B.S. program, a master of science degree offering clinical expertise for advanced practice nursing, and the only Ph.D. program in nursing in New Jersey.


The Graduate School–New Brunswick has faculties in the academic arts and sciences, as well as several professional fields. The faculty is drawn from virtually all of the academic divisions of the university. Most graduate degree programs offer instruction in small classes and seminars, provide for close association between students and faculty members, encourage independent study, and work with their students to create programs flexible enough to meet mutual interests and needs.


The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology is committed to meeting the need for well-educated and well-trained professional psychologists. The school offers programs in clinical psychology and school psychology, with concentrations in community psychology and sport psychology. The school’s doctor of psychology (Psy.D.) degree programs are designed to provide doctoral training for students who wish to attain excellence as professional psychologists and offer services to the community in a wide variety of settings, especially those with underserved populations.


The Graduate School of Education is dedicated to the study and improvement of educational institutions, processes, and agents to empower people to act as reflective, compassionate, and effective participants in a diverse and interconnected world. As a professional school within New Jersey’s flagship public university, the production and dissemination of knowledge about education is central to its mission.

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