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Rutgers University - New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate66%

About Rutgers

Rutgers University is a public research university in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The University is consistently ranked among the top universities in the US. Rutgers is officially classified as an R1 institution, meaning the university is highly engaged in innovative research and receives significant funding from a variety of sources to support research endeavors. 

Undergrads are able to take advantage of the university’s various opportunities  to participate in research through the Aresty Research Center, which focuses on providing funding for undergrad research as well as through the honors college research program, summer research programs, and independent faculty-mentored research.

The student experience at Rutgers is a mix between rigorous and relaxed. Rutgers is known for its renowned faculty, challenging academics, and dedicated students. The sprawling campus, however, provides a relaxing atmosphere for students to unwind from their studies through extracurriculars, clubs, intramural sports, or explore the laid-back college town of New Brunswick or nearby Philadelphia or New York.

Sports are important to the Rutgers experience and add to the energy and excitement on campus. Many students look to sporting events as a way to take a break from their studies, for socializing, and building connections. Additionally, Rutgers has a large and supportive alumni network who actively engage in the athletic programs through fundraisers, mentorships, and supporting the development of the sports programs. 

Rutgers University competes at the NCAA Division I level as a member of the Big Ten Conference. The university’s biggest rivals are Ohio State, Penn State, and Michigan

Did You Know?

Rutgers University has an extensive history. Founded in 1766, it is the eighth-oldest higher education institution in the US. It was one of the nine original colonial colleges established before the American Revolution. The other eight include Harvard, William & Mary, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Penn, Brown, and Dartmouth

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick is a public, state university in the city of New Brunswick, New Jersey. Rutgers was founded in 1766. The college enrolls around 50,637 students a year, including 36,402 undergraduate students.

Rutgers Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Rutgers. The acceptance rate at Rutgers is 66%. Out of 41,654 applications received in 2022, 27,612 students were offered admission.

Rutgers University - New Brunswick Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 66%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 50%

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick is located in the city of New Brunswick, New Jersey, near New York City.

If you want to see Rutgers for yourself, 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 University - New Brunswick and New Brunswick are like without leaving home.

College Info

65 Davidson Road Room 202 New Brunswick, NJ 08854-8097

Campus Setting: Urban

Rutgers Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 1

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Rutgers is Feb 1.

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

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Rutgers SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

640 - 760


Reading SAT Range

630 - 720

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Wondering what life at Rutgers is like? There are approximately 50,637 students enrolled at Rutgers, including 36,402 undergraduate students and 14,235 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 93% percent are from NJ and 7% percent of students are from other states.


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