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Rutgers University Newark

Newark, New Jersey

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Rutgers University Newark overview
Location Newark, New Jersey
Online rutgers.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
Rutgers University Newark overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Rutgers University-Newark is a public research university located in Newark, New Jersey, within close proximity to New York City. Established in 1908, this institution is one of three campuses of the Rutgers system. The Newark campus is known for its diverse and urban setting, offering a range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. It has a selective admissions process and provides on-campus living facilities to accommodate a significant portion of its student population. Academic offerings are comprehensive, with notable programs in criminal justice, public administration, and business contributing to its reputation as a center for scholarly and professional training. While not predominantly known for its athletic programs, Rutgers-Newark fields teams in various sports, competing in the NCAA's Division III as the Scarlet Raiders. The campus architecture presents a blend of modern and historic styles, which echoes the campus's contemporary outlook and its deeply rooted educational traditions.

In the most recent statistical year 14,935 prospective students applied, and 11,043 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,239 enrolled in the school.  8,058 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,959 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $12,900 plus fees of $2,748. Rutgers University-Newark is ranked 181 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Rutgers University-Newark 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 Newark overview
SAT 1030/1270
ACT 21/28
Estimated GPA 3.23

Applications Accepted

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

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Annual Cost to Attend

New Jersey Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Rutgers University Newark
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,350
Other Fees$2,748
Room and Board $14,343
Budget for Other Expenses$4,244
Total One Year Cost$35,585

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Rutgers University Newark
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,350
Other Fees$2,748
Room and Board $14,343
Budget for Other Expenses$4,244
Total One Year Cost$53,285

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$66,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

68% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Rutgers University Newark students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 36%
Health Professions 11%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 11%
Psychology 10%
Social Sciences 8%

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