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Rutgers University Camden

Camden, New Jersey

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Rutgers University Camden overview
Location Camden, New Jersey
Online rutgers.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
Rutgers University Camden overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Rutgers University-Camden, established in 1926, is a public institution recognized for integrating liberal arts and professional education with an emphasis on serving the region's needs. Nestled on a 40-acre campus in Camden, New Jersey, Rutgers-Camden provides a suburban atmosphere within the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area, offering its students the cultural benefits and professional opportunities of a major urban center. The university's academic portfolio is noted for its programs in nursing, business, law, and the arts and sciences. Rutgers-Camden operates with a selective admissions process and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across more than 40 disciplines. On-campus housing is available, with several residence halls and apartment-style living options for students. While not being primarily known for athletic prowess, Rutgers-Camden does participate in NCAA Division III athletics as the Scarlet Raptors.

In the most recent statistical year 11,145 prospective students applied, and 8,528 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 528 enrolled in the school.  4,332 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,634 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $12,900 plus fees of $3,212. Rutgers University-Camden is ranked 178 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Rutgers University-Camden is rated within the top 29% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Rutgers University Camden overview
SAT 1030/1280
ACT 25/30
Estimated GPA 3.23

Applications Accepted

Rutgers University Camden overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $70

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Annual Cost to Attend

New Jersey Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Rutgers University Camden
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,350
Other Fees$3,212
Room and Board $12,923
Budget for Other Expenses$4,244
Total One Year Cost$34,629

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Rutgers University Camden
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,350
Other Fees$3,212
Room and Board $12,923
Budget for Other Expenses$4,244
Total One Year Cost$52,329

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$66,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

61% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Rutgers University Camden students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 23%
Psychology 14%
Social Sciences 13%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 8%
Biology 6%

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