History, Affiliations, and Rankings
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey was founded in 1766. It is a leading public research institution commonly known as Rutgers University. It is one of the most advanced and diverse public research institutes in the United States. It was formerly known as Queen's College, later renamed Rutgers College in honour of Colonel Henry Rutgers in 1825. After it was recognized as the State University of New Jersey, the New Jersey Legislature evolved from a liberal arts college to a research university. Rutgers is also a Land-grant University, a Sea-grant University, and the largest university in the state. Rutgers State University is also accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Association of American Universities. Rutgers University is ranked #751 - 800 in QS World University Rankings 2021 and #166 in THE (Times Higher Education) University Rankings 2021.
Infrastructure, Campuses & Courses
The university is the eighth oldest, largest, and highest-rated public university in New York. They have their main locations in three New Jersey cities and are placed in New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden. The New Brunswick Campus is the university's largest campus and the birthplace of Rutgers College. It comprises five smaller campuses and a few buildings in downtown New Brunswick. Spread throughout six towns in Middlesex County, New Jersey, the campus is located in the City of New Brunswick and nearby Piscataway. The historic College Avenue Campus, which includes the university's seal, Old Queens, and other nineteenth- and early twentieth-century structures that make up the Queen’s Campus and Voorhees Mall, is located near downtown New Brunswick. The Newark Campus is composed of eight undergraduate, graduate and professional schools including Newark College of Arts & Sciences, University College, and School of Criminal Justice among others. The Camden Campus comprises six undergraduate, postgraduate and professional schools such as Camden College of Arts & Sciences, and Rutgers School of Business among others. There is a diverse range of 150+ undergraduate minors, 400+ graduate programs and an array of research opportunities. Annually, Rutgers University-New Jersey welcomes 13,000 first-year and annual students, mostly undergraduates. The tuition fees range from $29,737 + $3,268 with room and board for on-campus students is $13,402 and the total range from $33,005 - $46,407. A non-refundable $70 application fee is required and must be submitted at the time of application.
Accomplishments & Alumni
Rutgers was one of the earliest American universities to participate in intercollegiate athletics and was part of a small group of colleges that included Yale, Columbia, and long-time rival Princeton (then called the College of New Jersey). Rowing was the first organised sport at Rutgers in 1864. Six-oared boats competed in six-mile races on the Raritan River. Excelling in multiple verticals, the university has more than 140 alumni groups in the US and around the world. Through graduate and professional degree programs, the university trains lawyers, scientists, nurses, teachers, engineers, professors, etc. The only state university with a football programme that has consistently placed in the top 10 in the country is Rutgers. Men's cross country, women's soccer, gymnastics, and tennis are the other four Rutgers sports teams that have recently received NCAA awards for outstanding academic achievement.
Student Diversity & Top Recruiters
The main campus of the university has 50,254 students, with 36,039 undergraduates and 14,215 professional and graduate students, and the remaining three campuses have 27600 students. Over 9000 international students from over 130 countries are enrolled. Many have college degrees and are among notable figures in various fields, including the 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction Junot Diaz, FBI Director Louis Freeh, and ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen. At Rutgers University-New Brunswick, there are 36.4% White students, 25.9% Asian students, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino students, 7.68% Black or African American students, 3.5% Two or More Races students, 0.145 Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders students, and 0.0595 American Indian or Alaska Native students. This comprises graduate and undergraduate students as well as full- and part-time students. In contrast, 49.8% of students in doctoral institutions are White, 15.1 % are Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74 % are Black or African Americans.