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Rutgers Demographics & Diversity

New Brunswick, New Jersey

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Rutgers are predominantly White with a sizeable Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 58% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Rutgers University New Brunswick students
Race Percent of Students
White 42%
Black 7%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 26%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 7%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 17% more female students than male students enrolled at Rutgers University New Brunswick with a gender ratio of 54% women to 46% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Rutgers has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Rutgers University New Brunswick students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 46%
Women 54%
Enrollment by gender for Rutgers University New Brunswick students
Gender Number of Students
Men 23,354
Women 27,283

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Rutgers serves a very low number of students outside of New Jersey, with 85 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Rutgers University New Brunswick students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 85%
Out of State 8%
Foreign 6%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$82,669 per year

27% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 7.8%
Part time Undergrads 5.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=186380 IPEDS survey data for Rutgers University New Brunswick.