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Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Piscataway, NJ 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate68%
Acceptance Rate68%

About Rutgers

Rutgers University - New Brunswick Overview

Rutgers University - New Brunswick is a public, state school in the city of New Brunswick, New Jersey. Rutgers was founded in 1766 and enrolls around 50,804 students per year year, which includes 36,152 undergrad students. Rutgers offers housing for students. The majority of students live on campus but first-year students are not required to live in the dorms. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by February 28.

Student Involvement at Rutgers

Interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Rutgers 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 has fraternities and sororities.

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

2022 Rutgers Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 68%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 45%
In-State Tuition $12,900
Out-of-State $30,600
Percent of Need Met 15%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $12,429

Is Rutgers a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer look at what Rutgers offers and if the school might be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Rutgers is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 68% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 43,161 students applied to Rutgers and 29,419 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Rutgers

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

Approximately 94% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Rutgerscome back their sophomore year. Around 84% of students who started at Rutgers earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Rutgers Grads

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

Recent Rutgers grads have an average starting salary of $62,000 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Rutgers University - New Brunswick'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.

As of 2022, the total market value of Rutgers University - New Brunswick's endowment was $2 billion. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $15,585 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Rutgers

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 meets 15% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $12,429 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $30,314 per student, not including those with no debt. 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 awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Rutgers.

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

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Where is Rutgers University - New Brunswick Located?

Rutgers is located in the city of New Brunswick, New Jersey, less than an hour from New York City.

If you are interested in seeing Rutgers for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Route 1, Route 18, New Jersey Turnpike to New Brunswick, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Newark Liberty International.

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

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College Info

65 Davidson Road Room 202 Piscataway, NJ 08854-8097

Campus Setting: Urban

Rutgers Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

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

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

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

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Rutgers ACT Scores


ACT Range

27 - 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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Rutgers SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

630 - 760


Reading SAT Range

610 - 710

Rutgers Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Rutgers is like? There are approximately 50,804 students enrolled at Rutgers, including 36,152 undergraduate students and 14,652 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 94% percent are from NJ and 6% percent of students are from other states.


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