Newark, New Jersey
Rutgers University-Newark is a leading urban research university in Newark, New Jersey. Rutgers-Newark’s diverse student body uses their time on campus for community and self-improvement. With more than 40 majors, premier faculty and staff, and a location both within a major urban center and near several more, Rutgers-Newark gives students the tools to become successful professionals and engaged citizens.
“I am very grateful to be spending my college years at an institution that fosters success in its students. As a scholarship recipient, I am humbled to be given the opportunity to excel in such a rich environment. If I had not come to Rutgers University-Newark I would not be where I am now.” – Ahmed Bendary, Biology ‘15
Get to know Rutgers University-Newark
Rutgers-Newark encourages students of all disciplines to participate in research projects in their time on campus, with several opportunities within majors, colleges, and across the university. In business, law, science, health, and the humanities, students can work closely with faculty and industry professionals to complement their coursework with in-depth research in a hands-on environment. Student work is celebrated annually during Research Week, when projects are presented to professionals and fellow students, faculty, and staff.
COMMON INTELLECTUAL EXPERIENCES
All students, regardless of major, demonstrate proficiency in a series of disciplines before graduating. In addition to history, mathematics, English, foreign languages, science, and the arts, students must take an interdisciplinary course that tackles a subject from several academic angles. With a solid educational foundation, Rutgers-Newark ensures its students are prepared for whatever comes after graduation.
Rutgers-Newark offers more than 180 programs on six continents for students interested in expanding their worldview beyond Newark. Students can go for a few weeks or an entire semester, and some programs include service-learning elements through which participants can learn by doing in communities across the globe. If students have any questions about studying abroad or away, Global Ambassadors—students who have previously studied abroad—are available to answer them.
“My experience has been much more than I ever expected. My instructors are always available for my questions and extra explanations if needed. I have been able to be part of two different research labs on campus. Such access has opened doors to other outside research opportunities. I have been able to work on research studying the effects of temperature change on bee emergence as well as the effects of urbanization on birds that migrate through Newark.” – Miranda Bandeli, Biology ‘16
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 19%
White, non-Hispanic: 22%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 18%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 4%
The first year at Rutgers-Newark starts before the last year in high school ends! Beginning in April at Admitted Student Day, students can learn more about the university’s services and get one-on-one time with the Office of Financial Aid and other student leaders.
WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
Rutgers-Newark students are prepared for any communication challenge their career will throw at them, all thanks to the “Writing Across the Curriculum” requirement. All are required to complete basic English courses, but a Rutgers-Newark student’s writing education continues throughout their entire time on campus. In addition to writing in most classes, “Writing Across the Curriculum” requires students take two advanced writing courses, often specific to their major, which turn them into versatile communicators with both general and industry-specific skills.
“My mission is to create a culture of care, unconditional regard, and acceptance that transcends the counseling center walls into this diverse campus community. I want our students to know they have a safe place on campus to be heard and supported!” – Dr. Anice Thomas, Director, Counseling Center
HONORS LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITY
Rutgers-Newark offers an innovative spin on the traditional honors learning community experience by taking a holistic look at students before admitting them. Applicants go through an interview, a personal statement, and a second interview before being invited to participate in the interdisciplinary curriculum and engaging community. The Honors Living-Learning Community focuses on “Local Citizenship in a Global World,” using international experiences, personalized tutoring, and service-learning to turn residents into leaders. Starting in 2019, HLLC students live in a brand-new facility built specifically for the program. Accepted first-year students receive a scholarship that covers the cost of living for four years.
As an anchor institution for the entire Newark area, Rutgers-Newark prides itself on connecting students to community service opportunities. Through the Office of University-Community Partnerships, students can find nonprofits, companies, and local projects that match their interests so that they may have a fulfilling experience that helps them and their community grow.
IN AND OF NEWARK
Rutgers University-Newark is an anchor for the entire Newark area, allowing students the chance to learn and live in the cultural center of New Jersey. Newark is a home for the arts, sports, and cultural and historical centers. Plus, Rutgers-Newark is just a short trip from New York City, where students can find activities no matter their interests.
The Rutgers Newark Scarlet Raiders compete in 14 NCAA Division III sports.
- Cross Country
- Track & Field
- Cross Country
- Track & Field
Rutgers-Newark offers students several opportunities to take their learning beyond the classroom through experiential learning. The Career Development Center will help students in their job search, giving them the resources to practice interviewing, write the perfect résumé, and land a high-quality internship. More service-oriented students can work with the Office of University-Community Partnerships to find a nonprofit or community service opportunity that provides the chance to learn, grow, and give back.
THE SENIOR EXPERIENCE
As seniors wrap up their time at Rutgers-Newark, their last year is filled with academic and professional opportunities designed to prepare them for their next step. Students in the Honors College complete a senior thesis or capstone either as a preview of their future careers or as a jumping-off point for admission to prestigious graduate programs. The Career Development Center also hosts workshops and events for students to network and get ready for life after college.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 500 | 75th Percentile: 580
25th Percentile: 510 | 75th Percentile: 590
Tuition & Cost
Tuition (in-state): $11,619
Tuition (out-of-state): $27,560