Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Newark

Newark, NJ

Rutgers University is a public, coeducational university. Its 36-acre Newark campus includes the College of Nursing and Newark College of Arts and Sciences.

Website: www.newark.rutgers.edu/

Public
Co-ed
8,551
Undergraduate
Students
(54.7%) 4,681 Women
(45.3%) 3,870 Men
4,217
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
64% of 13,435 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
510-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
540 average
500-580 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $33,556
Out-of-state: $49,864
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,409
Out-of-state: $30,717
Room and Board
$13,536
Average Percent of Need Met
58%
Average Freshman Award
$15,680
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,125
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
554
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 8% of classes
10-19 students: 23% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes
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Campus Life

Newark Population
278,427
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students in College Housing
22% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
19.0% Asian
21.2% Black/African-American
30.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
23.9% White
2.3% Unknown
International Students
5.2% from 57 countries
First-Year Students Returning
84.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
37.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives 5  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
249 University Avenue
City, State, Zip
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone
(973) 353-5205
Fax
(973) 353-1048
E-mail
newark@admissions.rutgers.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
 
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
January 31

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
64% of 13,435 applicants were admitted
Women
66% of 7,309 applicants were admitted
Men
62% of 6,126 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,770 (21%) of 8,631 admitted students enrolled
Women
957 (20%) of 4,848 admitted students enrolled
Men
813 (21%) of 3,783 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
510-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
19%
Score of 500 - 600
58%
Score of 400 - 500
20%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
540 average
500-580 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
18%
Score of 500 - 600
59%
Score of 400 - 500
21%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 21%
Top quarter: 53%
Top half: 87%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
0%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $33,556
Out-of-state: $49,864
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,409
Out-of-state: $30,717
Room and Board
$13,536
Books and Supplies
$1,350
Other Expenses
$4,261
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002629
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,099 (80.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,039 (93.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,039 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
9 (3.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
58%
Average Award
$15,680
Need-Based Gift
Received by 925 (85.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,629
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 709 (66.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,065
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 163 (20.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
12 (.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,583

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
6,421 (82.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
6,137 (95.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
6,137 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
94 (1.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
56%
Average Award
$14,826
Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,452 (84.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,218
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,076 (70.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,735
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 669 (10.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
55 (.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,161

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
71%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,125
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
4.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans, Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,189
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geological/Geophysical Engineering
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Nursing Science
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Portuguese Language and Literature
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Slavic, Baltic, and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies
  • Zoology/Animal Biology
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Psychology, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, nursing, social work
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
554
Part-Time Faculty
469
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
54%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 8% of classes
10-19 students: 23% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 29% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 27% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 16% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 10% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Health Systems Management, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Master of Financial Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Quantitative Finance, Master of Public Administration, Master of Real Estate, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Information Technology

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemistry
  • Dentistry
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • International Affairs
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Urban Studies

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Juris Doctor, Doctor of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Medicine

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Allopathic Medicine
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biopsychology
  • Chemistry
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Dentistry
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Law
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physiology
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Social Psychology
  • Urban Studies

Location and Setting


Newark Population
278,427
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Campus Size
40 acres

Weather

Temperature
23.4 average low in January, 77.6 average high in September
Rain
122 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Newark
Nearest Train Station
Newark

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
22% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
78%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x   x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, cross-country running, football, racquetball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
8,551
Women
4,681 (54.7%)
Men
3,870 (45.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
7,162
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
19.0% Asian
21.2% Black/African-American
30.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
23.9% White
2.3% Unknown
International Students.
5.2% from 57 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
4,217

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
84.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
37.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
63.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
68.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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