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Rutgers University-Newark Demographics & Diversity

Newark, 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 University-Newark are predominantly Hispanic with a sizeable White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 75% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

The college is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and is recognized for serving Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders.

Racial demographics of Rutgers University Newark students
Race Percent of Students
White 25%
Black 19%
Hispanic 27%
Asian 21%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 4%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 12% more female students than male students enrolled at Rutgers University Newark with a gender ratio of 53% women to 47% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Rutgers University-Newark has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Rutgers University Newark students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 47%
Women 53%
Enrollment by gender for Rutgers University Newark students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,196
Women 5,821

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Rutgers University-Newark serves a very low number of students outside of New Jersey, with 93 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Rutgers University Newark students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 93%
Out of State 2%
Foreign 5%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$82,669 per year

58% 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 21.2%
Part time Undergrads 13.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=186399 IPEDS survey data for Rutgers University Newark.