About Rutgers

Founded over 250 years ago as one of the nine original colonial colleges, Rutgers University–New Brunswick is a proud member of the distinguished Association of American Universities, a Big Ten school, and the flagship campus of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Located between New York City and Philadelphia, our schools offer more than 100 majors, from business to engineering, to medicine and public policy. You’ll enjoy the prestige that comes with earning a degree from a “Top 25” public national university ranked by U.S. News & World Report.


Academics at Rutgers

What’s different about studying at a top-ranked research university like Rutgers? Here students engage with professors whose discoveries transform our understanding of the world. This quest for new knowledge will inspire everything you do: your research project, your internship in New York City or Philadelphia, your leadership role in the student council. Even cappuccinos with classmates can be an opportunity to sharpen your opinions and expand your horizons.

Now you’re ready to start your own intellectual journey. Is yours a straight path to a long-held goal? Or does it twist and turn along with your growing intellectual curiosity? As you forge your way, Rutgers will be there to support you with:

  • Career Services Resumé-building internships and career-building networks are just the start. Rutgers boasts one of the largest career services operations in the entire country.
  • More than 100 Majors Whether you’re focused on one major or eager to explore all the options, Rutgers is sure to have the one you want—or the one you’re bound to discover.
  • Strong Academic Advising Throughout your Rutgers career, you’ll meet one-on-one with advisers dedicated to your success: deans in your school and faculty in your major department.
  • Honors Programs Looking for an extra challenge? Find it in Rutgers’ thought-provoking honors programs for top students.


Undergraduate Schools

School of Arts and Sciences
Rutgers Business School–New Brunswick
School of Engineering
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy*
School of Communication and Information*
School of Management and Labor Relations*
School of Social Work*

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences schools:
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
School of Health Professions*
School of Nursing–Newark and New Brunswick

*upper-division schools (students may enter after their first year)


Residential Life

Just like your hometown, Rutgers–New Brunswick has various types of residences: traditional first-year residence halls, suite-style living, apartments, and special living options. All residence halls are centrally located in five campus neighborhoods so that you can conveniently reach your classes, social activities, and friends.

First-year students reside in a traditional residence hall with other students who are experiencing Rutgers, and college, for the first time. First-year students may also select from special living options featuring social events, study groups, and academic programming for targeted interests. 

Transfer students are housed with other transfer and continuing students in communities designed for those who already have some college experience. Transfers can also request apartment or suite living options that provide additional privacy and freedom without sacrificing security and convenience.


Extracurricular Life

Morning, noon, and night, there are countless ways to get involved at Rutgers–New Brunswick. Join clubs, engage in community service, enjoy artistic performances, play sports, and more!

There are 750+ organizations and clubs at Rutgers–New Brunswick, with everything from Amnesty International to the Underground Gaming Society.

You'll find over 80 fraternities and sororities ranging from the "traditional" to historically African-American, Latino/a, multicultural and Asian-interest.

Concerts. Comedy. Coffee breaks. How about a giant game of manhunt? Comedy night with Margaret Cho? Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA) provides a variety of events appealing to our diverse student body. There are also traditional events like the Homecoming Bed Races, Involvement Fairs, Big Chill, Scarlet Day of Service, Dance Marathon, and Geek Week.

Our Intramural Sports Program consists of over 50 leagues with more than 8,000 participants per year. Compete in your favorite sport or try something new...all skill levels are welcome! Sports include soccer, basketball, flag football, softball, street hockey, ultimate frisbee, and more. Play for fun and compete for campus championships and university pride.

With everything from traditional sports like football, golf, and ice hockey to martial arts and dance clubs, Rutgers Recreation boasts 55+ sport clubs which may be instructional or competitive in nature. The competitive clubs travel and compete against other universities, have regular practices, and require a high level of commitment. Other clubs include paintball, quidditch, bass fishing, and ultimate frisbee (to name a few).

Our students actively contribute to local communities, and our neighbors count on our varied resources to help their families, communities, and businesses thrive. Whether organizing food drives or volunteering at health clinics, you can make a difference at Rutgers–New Brunswick.

Admissions Website

Deadline Information

Application Due Dates

First-Year Students

  • Fall Early Action

November 1 - Application and Required Credentials Due Date
February 15 - Online Decision Notification Date
May 1 - Candidate's Reply Date

  • Fall Regular Admission

December 1 - Application and Required Credentials Due Date
March 31 - Online Decision Notification Date
May 1 - Candidate's Reply Date

Transfer Students

  • Spring Transfer

October 1 - Application and Required Credentials Due Date
December 1 - Online Decision Notification Date
December 8 - Candidate's Reply Date

  • Fall Transfer

February 1 - Application and Required Credentials Due Date
April 15 - Online Decision Notification Date
May 1 - Candidate's Reply Date


Required Application Materials

  • Coalition Application or traditional Rutgers Application - first-year applicants are required to complete the essay
  • $70 application fee or official fee waiver
  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) for current high school students - the information you submit must include all courses and grades from grade 9 through 11 and your senior year courses in progress
  • College transcript(s) from all colleges attended
  • Students who graduated high school should submit final official high school/secondary school records


Financial Aid

Obtain an exceptional education at an affordable price. We are the only New Jersey research university included in Kiplinger's 100 Best Values in American public colleges and universities. To help eligible students afford a Rutgers education, the university offers need-based financial aid, merit-based scholarships, student employment, information about loans, and tuition payment plans. 

  • Rutgers Net Price Calculator
  • More than 75% of undergraduate students receive financial aid
  • Cost of attendance: New Jersey residents with room and board $28,482; Non-New Jersey residents with room and board $45,264

Additional information on financial aid can be found on the Rutgers Financial Aid website.


Additional Information


Rutgers Fast Facts

#2 in the nation by College Factual: Best Colleges to Study Health Professions

#22 public school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report:  America's Best Colleges

#48 of 18,000 universities world wide by Center for World University Rankings