About Rutgers University–Newark

Rutgers University–Newark (RU-N), an anchor educational institution in and of New Jersey's largest city, is a leader in research and scholarship, fostering excellence at the intersection of academic and civic engagement. With an enrollment of more than 13,400+ students, its undergraduate, graduate, professional, and joint degree programs span more than 100 areas of study within seven schools and colleges. RU-N champions people from all walks of life to succeed and lead in our learning community. Our students benefit from small class sizes, funded research opportunities, and inspiring internships with local businesses and Fortune 500 companies.

Our Colleges and Schools


Academics at Rutgers University–Newark

Our historic university has an exceptional reputation for its strong academic tradition, civic engagement, renowned faculty, and student success.

Premier Research University

  • With more than 65+ majors here at Rutgers University–Newark, we have a variety of centers and institutes, as well as academic departments, that help create new knowledge in a broad range of academic disciplines, provide top-quality education to our students, and share academic and intellectual resources with the citizens of New Jersey and beyond.

Our Award-winning and Supportive Faculty and Academic Advisors

  • Our faculty, advisors, and career development team will provide you with valuable learning streams, sustainable resources, and guidance to help you clarify career aspirations, professional internships and employment, and pursue educational opportunities throughout your Rutgers University–Newark experience.

Robust Honors Programs

  • Honors Living-Learning Community: The Honors Living-Learning Community (HLLC) is a transformative  college access and success program that fosters the academic, social, and personal development of talented students from all walks of life with a desire to make a difference in their communities and beyond. With an innovative curriculum centered on themes of “Local Citizenship in a Global World,” HLLC students live and learn at Rutgers University–Newark with students from all over the world. hllc.newark.rutgers.edu 
  • Honors College: The Honors College is based in the College of Arts and Sciences, but caters to all majors at the university. Being 'honors' at Rutgers University–Newark is not just about SAT scores or GPAs. The Honors College prepares students for professional careers and graduate training through a combination of small seminars, interdisciplinary learning experiences, and original research. ncas.rutgers.edu/honors

 RU-N Scholarship Opportunities

  • Rutgers University–Newark Talent and Opportunity Pathways: The RU-N to the TOP is a financial aid program that provides a “last-dollar” scholarship covering the cost of in-state tuition and mandatory school fees after all federal, state, and internal/external scholarships and grants have been applied. Only students enrolled in their fall 2016 semester or later, who meet all the eligibility requirements and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid can be considered. For more details and eligibility requirements , visit RU-N to the TOP.
  • Honors Living-Learning Community program offers a residential scholarship that covers room and board for HLLC scholars. For eligibility requirements, visit hllc.newark.rutgers.edu
  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship was created for students who are attending a New Jersey community college and are members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. For more information, visit ptk.org

 Valuable Career Services

  • Rutgers University–Newark Career Development Center offers you strategic career counseling, partner internship opportunities, interview techniques and job search coaching, resume workshops, mock interviews, interest and personality assessment testing, and graduate and professional school advisement.



Application Due Date Information

  • First-Year Students
    • Spring Regular Action: October 1
    • Fall Early Action: November 1
    • Fall Regular Action: December 1
  • Transfer Students
    • Spring: October 1
    • Fall: February 1


Required Application Materials

  • $70 application fee or official fee waiver
  • SAT or ACT scores for first-year students
  • College transcript(s) from all colleges attended
  • Students who graduated high school prior to 2017 should submit final official high school transcript/secondary school records


Additional Information


Rutgers University–Newark Fast Facts



  • Known as the Scarlet Raiders
  • New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC)
  • 16 NCAA Division III Sports
  • 2017 Men’s Soccer: Regular Season NJAC Champions and Elite 8 round of NCAA Tournament

Men’s Sports

  • Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track

Women’s Sports

  • Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track
  • 10+ intramural sports/events offered per semester