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Rutgers University - Camden

Camden, NJ 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate79%
Acceptance Rate79%

About Rutgers Camden

Rutgers University - Camden Overview

Rutgers University - Camden is a public, state school in the urban setting of Camden, New Jersey. Rutgers Camden was founded in 1926 and the school enrolls around 6,569 students a year, which includes 4,856 undergraduates. Rutgers Camden offers on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by March 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Rutgers Camden!

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Rutgers Camden's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Rutgers Camden students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? Rutgers Camden has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Rutgers Camden has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Rutgers Camden on the Student Life page.

2022 Rutgers Camden Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 79%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 32%
In-State Tuition $12,900
Out-of-State $30,600
Percent of Need Met 14%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $12,729

Is Rutgers Camden a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how selective a school is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer sense of what Rutgers Camden offers and if the school could be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Rutgers University - Camden

Rutgers Camden is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 79% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 11,156 students applied to Rutgers Camden and 8,780 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Rutgers Camden

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 77% of students who start at Rutgers Camden return for their second year of college. Rutgers Camdenhas a six year graduation rate of 71 for undergrads. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Rutgers Camden Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Rutgers Camden directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Rutgers Camden's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Rutgers Camden's endowment was valued at $2 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Rutgers Camden spends about $13,455 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Rutgers Camden

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Rutgers Camden meets 14% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Rutgers Camden full-time are awarded $12,729 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $27,232 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Rutgers Camden.

Based on this information, is Rutgers Camden the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Rutgers Camden a good school for you?

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Where is Rutgers University - Camden Located?

Rutgers Camden is located in the city of Camden, New Jersey, in the suburbs of Philadelphia.

If you would like to see Rutgers Camden for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 676 and New Jersey Route 30 to Camden, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Philadelphia International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Rutgers Camden and Camden are like without leaving home.

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College Info

406 Penn Street Camden, NJ 08102

Campus Setting: Urban

Rutgers Camden Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Rutgers Camden is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Rutgers Camden is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Rutgers University - Camden is a member of the Coalition for College.

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Rutgers Camden ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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Rutgers Camden SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

520 - 620


Reading SAT Range

520 - 610

Rutgers Camden Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Rutgers Camden is like? There are approximately 6,569 students enrolled at Rutgers Camden, including 4,856 undergraduate students and 1,713 graduate students. 84% percent of students attend school full-time, 96% percent are from NJ and 4% percent of students are from other states.


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